byrascott75710-04-201002:56 PM - edited 10-05-201007:34 AM
Why isn't there an option to suggest a channel that you want to see added to the lineup? There are tons of networks, both old and new out there that Verizon isn't carrying yet, and there is no standard way to ask for it to be added. Perhaps implementing this feature would show real-time demand for hese channels, and would push your marketing folks to get them on board.
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.
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?
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
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.
when I'm signed into my acount I stll have to sign-in for forums.Is this a glitch or an on-going problem? Can it be fixed so customers can go to forums from their account page without signing in again.
Need a delete message option, it the message is still available for editing, we should also be able to delete it. Unless perhaps it has been replied to, or for other reasons Verizon would have against this option. There have been a limited number of times I have decided I did not want to post that, or it is something I wanted to post later perhaps, the user must edit it, and leave it blank, or full it with something unrelated or misc. trash.
Here’s an idea inspired by the pictures of the individual remote control buttons featured in the FiOS TV User Guide.
In the “Post” boxes of these forums, have a drop-down box similar to emoticons, but instead of faces, have it filled with every button that is currently on a Verizon remote control. This way when you are trying to explain how to perform multi-step procedures, instead of using words, abbreviations and symbols, you can just insert the picture symbol of the button/buttons you want the reader to use.
Yes, I understand that not every button looks the same on every remote, but I thought that it would help reduce the words that the poster needs to use, while providing a clearer “picture” to the reader of what to do.
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.