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    I am lost in the theme section

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    It used to be really easy to find great themes here on PinStack for my Pearl. I now find it to be a little overwhelming.

    Do I go to Free BlackBerry Themes section?

    Do I go to 81xx Themes section?

    I think we need to revamp the whole theme section somehow. It is quite confusing.

    for example.

    Under the Free BlackBerry Themes section (which all themes on PinStack are free) it lists various motifs such as celebrity, movie, autos, etc... which are not categorized any further. You have to scroll through all devices and hope that a cool theme happened to get made for you specific device.

    then it lists Misc. themes and PinStack Themes Dir both of which have many many many many themes within them.

    So to narrow this down I tried the 81xx Themes section for my own device.

    The first sticky is this:
    List of Must Read Threads for 8100 Pearl Themes


    --8100 Pearl theme requests here (thread closed)

    --8100 Pearl Theme Requests II (thread closed)

    --8100/Pearl OTA Themes
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    This thread has been EDITED and BROKE DOWN by our Moderation team .. the themes have been moved to the new General themes/genre forums here:






    This thread has been EDITED and BROKE DOWN by our Moderation team .. the themes have been moved to the new General themes/genre forums here:



    --Upload or link to your themes here!
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    There are two additional stickys with the same Mod message.

    We get linked back to Free BlackBerry Themes section. It is just too confusing in my opinion.

    Mods please tell me what is the best way for me to find themes I am looking for various devices?

    I enjoyed the old request and post section for themes and the direct OTA threads. What happened?

    Why not just make the PinStack Themes Dir have OTA links and pics directly on the list. Or drop the section all together and go back to the dedicated device model sections instead of the General theme section.

    Just my thoughts
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    I would agree that it is a bit cumbersome locating some themes, especially with the new 4.5 versions thrown into the mix.

    I would really like to see a 4.5 OS themes section only.

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    I would say I have to agree, but can you imagine with the amount of themes and information pouring in, I can only bet that its more than a full time job for cherri to handle. I even would volunteer to help sort or whatever if pinstack is interested. I'm sure they have a team already in place

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcat View Post
    I would agree that it is a bit cumbersome locating some themes, especially with the new 4.5 versions thrown into the mix.

    I would really like to see a 4.5 OS themes section only.
    Excellent point, I just upgraded to 4.5 yesterday.
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    the reason the genres were created was because we were getting sooo many requests but no one was building. so we decided to break down the 25+ page theme threads into genre (most people come on here looking for a specific theme FIRST)

    take into consideration that all themes are loaded BY users. so if they are placed in the wrong section, then the only way to move it is for one of the mods to do this. there are guidelines posted to help with the organization, but some do not follow these guidelines, hence making it difficult to find themes.

    with that being said, i agree that some order needs to be restored. thanks josh.

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    Thanks for dropping some info on us Cherri. I understand as a Mod it can be quite a task going through all the threads in this section of PinStack. I just found it difficult when trying to look for themes. I remember a few years back when the themes where all in a few threads and you could scan through the pictures. It was really great.

    What about instead of the first few lines of the thread popping up when you mouse over the thread title from your computer, what if a screenshot or two of the theme in the thread came up instead? Or just make the entire theme section (except for support threads) completley visual based instead of thread based.

    Sort of like the PinStack Gallery. http://www.pinstack.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=4
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    Just a side note, every one keep up the great work on all the awesome themes

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    Quote Originally Posted by j llama View Post
    Thanks for dropping some info on us Cherri. I understand as a Mod it can be quite a task going through all the threads in this section of PinStack. I just found it difficult when trying to look for themes. I remember a few years back when the themes where all in a few threads and you could scan through the pictures. It was really great.

    What about instead of the first few lines of the thread popping up when you mouse over the thread title from your computer, what if a screenshot or two of the theme in the thread came up instead? Or just make the entire theme section (except for support threads) completley visual based instead of thread based.

    Sort of like the PinStack Gallery. http://www.pinstack.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=4

    Well said in both posts. I to would agree to help if needed, but there is definitely some sort of organizing that could make things easier to navigate.
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    As a Theme Builder I can see that some time it may appear as out of control, and the desire for a seperate thread for 4.5 OS (hopefully everyone will upgrade), but when we create a Theme for that OS sure enough we get a request for a 4.2 or 3.

    Now, having said that, its not a problem to fulfill that desire, but if it was a section for 4.5 OS only, then would we be expected to "Repost Everything" in the other OS Thread.

    Just Thinking Out Loud...

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    cherri recommended posting 4.2.1 then anyone should be able to load it and request a OTA at the same time. Just thinking back myself

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    when I first joined Pinstack it was frustrating to me too. I would finally find a hot theme and then realize it wasnt for my phone.... Thats why I started makin em myself! hehe
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    How about multiple categories? For instance an auto theme for the 8100 would be in the Automotive theme forum as well as the 8100 theme forum.

    This is the case with most directories.

    Plus, this may reduce the amount of hours other solutions may take.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i agree and brought this up about a week ago. There are so many themes and ppl making themes now its hard to look for themes for ur device now.

    My sugguestion is to break it down by device model and then have sub forums for each OS. This way if you have a 83xx on 4.5 you know exactly where to go.

    I can't tell you how many times since the release of 4.5 I have wanted a theme and downloaded it only to find it work work with my OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayden View Post
    How about multiple categories? For instance an auto theme for the 8100 would be in the Automotive theme forum as well as the 8100 theme forum.

    This is the case with most directories.

    Plus, this may reduce the amount of hours other solutions may take.
    Thanks for addressing my question as well Hayden.

    Device sections within the various Categorized sections (auto, tv, misc, etc) sounds like a good idea!
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    That's a direction I think would help significantly.

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