Verizon needs to add more software to the Mac a lot of Macs are being bought now Verizon should make a special gaming platform just for Macs Verizon should try making apps for the new Mac app store I see a lot of new modern video games in their also a app should be made in the Mac app store to support flex view on the Mac just like Verizon did with the iphone through itunes app store also Macs can support video games better then PC's Macs can handle more advanced graphics and hardly ever lag like PC's plus most Macs can support HD or even 3D games.
byarmond_in_nj06-11-201306:21 AM - edited 06-11-201306:22 AM
These forums are a great resource and a wealth of suggestions, ideas, and solutions for many users. However the response follow-up procedures may benefit from a little tweaking.
If my guess is correct, the user must specifically establish profile preferences for response notifications and private messaging in the forums. I further assume the default settings for new accounts are all messaging and notifications set to "off" when the forum account is established.
Since new users are unlikely to maintain a "watch" on the forums (at least initially), this means that new users with "hot" issues may be getting responses and suggestions, but remain unaware of them for a considerable period. This creates frustration for both the user with the issue, and the responder with a possible solution for the issue.
I am therefore suggesting that user defaults on response notifications and perhaps private messaging be set to the "on" position as default. It will also be necessary to supply some sort of disclaimer covering these settings when the user signs up for the forums. I suspect that if these suggestions are implemented, the benefit to both users and responders will be significant
Maybe everyone but me knew this already, but I just discovered that when I go to the Ideas page, I'm automatically in the "Hot Ideas" section. I think that it's nice to be able to start on that page as an option, but I don't think that it should be the default. How are people going to see all the "New Ideas" if they aren't taken to that section first?
399 acknowledged. What does Acknowledged mean? Perhaps a link to Idea Statuses defined. Most are self explanatory, but does acknowledged mean yes we here you, but don't have an answer. Perhaps Change Acknowledged to something else.
Currently when someone comes to the Forum they see:
Get the answers you need within the Verizon Forums. Interact with others to find answers, share answers & learn more about Verizon's products & services.
This puts the emphasis on Verizon rather than the users. Perhaps that is why so many posts show up which need a Verizon response rather than user help. Why not change it to something like the following. (I'm sure some of the Verizon reps here can improve on my wording.)
Verizon USERS Forum
The place where Users help Users. Interact with other users to find answers, share answers & learn more about Verizon's products & services.
Changing the focus on the front page would enable users with problems get to where they need sooner. And remove the frustration they experience when they post expecting help only to find out this isn't they place to get it.
Spell check should be modified so that when the original message is quoted it does not get checked along with the response. Or at least provide an option to not check it.
Frequently when quoting messages I see spelling errors. But I do not believe it is appropriate to edit someone else's post. Thus I do not need to see their errors, and consequently have to cycle through them to get to my own.
Since I am in the elite group of people who use spell check, I hope this request gets approved. Although it is possible that those I think use spell check are just better spellers than I am.
on 01-11-201209:32 AM - last edited on 01-11-201204:11 PM by ElizabethS
I read a lot of complaints (mine included) and got to wondering if anything has ever come from them? Have 25% of the ideas been implemented? 15%, 10%, 5%, 1%.....0%.
I'd say that if the numbers are down in the 0 to 1% range then is this really anything more than a place to vent your frustrations with the service (or lack thereof) that you're receiving? Hey, I'll be the first to admit that venting feels good. But, results are what truly speaks volumes.
When you mark an Idea as "In progress", provide a clear ETA when you expect it to be implemented. Make sure the ETA is tracked and provide comments when there are delays and a new ETA. This is project management 101 and should not be too hard to do. It shows that you actually value your customers inputs and are doing something about it that they can monitor.
I would like to have the option to disable the pop-ups on the forum web pages. This is mostly and especially true for the page headers. See the attached screen grab for an example.
I'm already a customer. Let me click on a click if I want to get more information from it. Those pop-ups are a constant annoyance when participating in the forums.
I could also stand to do without the twitter feed. I don't twitter. I don't ever read the twitter feed, and it causes the already pretty bloated forum pages to take longer to load, even with a fast optimized FiOS connection.
I find the Forums and Blogs informative. User options to disable features like the rollover pop-ups and twitter feed would make participating in the forums a more enjoyable experience for me. If other disagree, 'tis why I suggest a user option.