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Rich Brome

Jul 28, 2012, 9:18 AM

Free HTC One X (no really)

Hey folks! The fine people at HTC were nice enough to give us an HTC One X, so we're giving it away to one lucky fan! Enter here: »

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Rich Brome

Jul 24, 2012, 8:27 PM

New Phone Compare Features

We've upgraded our side-by-side phone comparison tools.

The big new feature is side-by-side phone size comparisons. You can put up to five phones side-by-side and see which ones are bigger, thinner, etc. It's to scale and includes front and side views for the vast majority of phones.

Also, the whole Compare interface is now much simpler and easier to use. We've eliminated the separate page for building a list of phones to compare. Now you simply go the Compare page and start adding phones.

Finally, you can now easily re-arrange the phones being compared, if you want to see them in a different order.

Please let us know what you think. We'd love to hear your feedback.
5 replies

May 10, 2012, 8:56 PM

mobile site

any plans to give the site a mobile layout? I could live with the old layout, but since the change my phone just don't seem to like it. takes too long to load.

or maybe even an android app?
2 replies

Jul 2, 2012, 7:32 PM

when clicking on carriers tab

then filtering phones, you can't separate smart phones from non smart. It would be most helpful if we could. Thanks
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Rich Brome

Jul 13, 2012, 7:17 PM

Site updates

We've launched a number of changes to the site in recent weeks, including some new ones just today.

First, we overhauled our page tools, including social buttons. At the top-right of every page, you'll find options to email, share, Like, and/or subscribe to whatever is on that specific page. The options are contextual, so they vary depending on what kind of page you're looking at.

As part of this, we also tweaked our RSS feeds for each phone. There's now one feed with news articles and updates, and a second feed for reviews (including user reviews.)

There are also new social links at the bottom of the site.

We also added comment counters (that link directly to comments) on phones on the front page.

Today, we also launched a fe...
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Jul 7, 2012, 1:14 AM

Google+ Intergration

Can we get some more of this?
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Captain Ahash

Jul 11, 2012, 3:05 PM

Positive feedback!

(Figured I'd give you a break Razz)

I love the little comment bubbles on the phones on your home page. It's a nice touch to be able to see at a glance what phones are being discussed.
1 replies

Jul 9, 2012, 4:03 PM

Phonescoop Alternative

Is it my imagination or has the traffic on Phonescoop decreased dramatically? I used to get rapid responses to questions and concerns I posted in the forums but not the as much anymore... Have people migrated to other venues, forums, boards, sites? It would be really helpful to know where to go to get the most up-to-date information from active users and those in the know.
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The Phoenix

Jul 4, 2012, 7:18 AM


top left corner says "file not found This image may have moved"
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Jun 25, 2012, 4:14 PM

post messaging abuse

I've seen threads addressing this issue, and recently had a coworker forward me a post message from another scooper where the individual invested a lot of energy into character assassinating her and called her a four letter c word. She and I were aghast they'd go to such lengths just to be mean.

This wasn't the first scenario I've heard of. Can anything be done about post messaging abuse? Can we cpoy/paste and send to you? Is there a way to block specific scoopers from pm'ing you?

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The Phoenix

Jun 22, 2012, 7:29 AM

Rich, I would like to protest my most recent warning....

When sombody asks for advise, and dosn't like the responce, that should not be considered a personal attack. I was simpily laying it out straight -___-
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The Phoenix

Jun 13, 2012, 9:00 AM

How much of...

and how often do you read the threads in the lounge? With your access of knowing users based on ip's (or however you know that new s/n's are previous users) I bet you would get quite the kick out of some of the drama in there.
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The Phoenix

Jun 6, 2012, 7:09 AM

Something needs to be done about the ads...

at one point yesterday the header read as follows:

Ads by Google / Poop Scoop / Scoop Poop / Blod Cat / Poop

And yes, I took a screen shot Wink
Laughing Laughing Laughing
7 replies

Jun 6, 2012, 4:30 PM

Do you notice

more hits on the site when big events are taking place? I mean CES is a big one. But I'm wondering about big news taking place like data plan changes or new devices. When these come up do more people visit the site?

May 25, 2012, 12:52 PM

Yo Rich

Ooh ooh
We're no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitment's what I'm thinking of
You wouldn't get this from any other guy
I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
Gotta make you understand
Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you
We've known each other for so long
Your heart's been aching but
You're too shy to say it
Inside we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it
And if you ask me how I'm feeling
Don't tell me you're too blind to see
Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna ma...
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May 10, 2012, 3:28 PM


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May 21, 2012, 5:43 PM

Censorship question

Can one post comments that are offensive to a large portion of the population, but which are not directed to any individual here?

This has mostly to do with sensitive issues, such as abortion and Trayvon Martin (obviously, this is Lounge-specific).

It seems a few users have been warned/banned for making offensive posts, and I disagree with that type of moderation. I think things like personal insults and profanity should be removed if they must; comments that are risque or taboo should not.

It is impossible to appease everybody; somebody will always be offended by something. Perhaps your philosophy is that if somebody reports something, you must take action. What I would do is simply ban those who abuse the "Report to Moderator" b...
9 replies

May 15, 2012, 6:41 PM

error message

document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0] is undefined

i get this message every now and then

usually when i look through the forums
using firefox 12.0
1 replies

May 15, 2012, 7:06 AM


We have taken the site offline for about a half-hour for scheduled maintenance. Please try again in a few minutes.

Eh? i got this a hour ago.
12 replies

May 7, 2012, 7:37 AM

The new layout

Looks alright... I just think there's not enough blue, and don't like how the ads at the top are flush with the 'Phone Scoop' logo...
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