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Lord Blackadder
Nov 2, 2005, 01:45 PM
All the desktops in the 68k section are named "Macintosh [model]". I think this is a bit cumbersome since all the desktops will show up under "M" in the alphabetical listing, whereas it would be better to use model names only, like Performa 6300CD or Quadra 610 (you'll notice that those two computers have pages not linked to their respective listings on the desktops page).

I can see going with "Power Macintosh/Performa 4/5/6/7/8/9xxx" for the 1st and 2nd generation PowerMacs, since "PowerMac G3/G4 (code name)" as has already been done for the G3 and G4 machines. But the earlier machines are bes recognized by their model name - having "Macintosh" before every name on a Mac Guide is a bit redundant.

Mechcozmo
Nov 2, 2005, 07:18 PM
Agreed. And nobody knows who and what Mr. T was anyway...:rolleyes:

Lord Blackadder
Nov 3, 2005, 11:32 AM
:confused: Mr.T? I haven't had any coffee today, I must be missing something...

Marky_Mark
Dec 2, 2005, 01:59 PM
:confused: Mr.T? I haven't had any coffee today, I must be missing something...

Mr T was the pre-production code name for the Mac Plus. This fun n' free app gives you you loads useless info like that... :)

http://www.mactracker.ca

GoCubsGo
Dec 2, 2005, 02:57 PM
Is anyone else confused? :confused:

zelmo
Dec 2, 2005, 02:59 PM
Is anyone else confused? :confused:

Do you mean as a regular state of mind, or just by this thread?

Oh, and that'd be a yes for me, either way.:rolleyes: :p

reberto
Dec 3, 2005, 02:00 PM
As long as we would keep "Mac" I 100% agree

Deepdale
Dec 3, 2005, 02:12 PM
Is anyone else confused? :confused:

That's a kinder and gentler way of stating it.

Mechcozmo
Dec 4, 2005, 01:27 AM
:confused: Mr.T? I haven't had any coffee today, I must be missing something...

Exactly, we know what a "Yikes!" was/is, but not a Mr. T. So the Yikes! is fine for use in the wiki but Mr. T isn't-- however, "Plus" doesn't make a good title, so "Macintosh Plus" will have to do until we reach the true model name era. (Along with the Macintosh 128K and Macintosh 512K and Ke)

Nermal
Dec 4, 2005, 01:29 AM
As long as we would keep "Mac" I 100% agree

That kind-of defeats the purpose :rolleyes:

slooksterPSV
Dec 4, 2005, 02:29 AM
Is there a list that lists it by processor specification? E.G. 68516 (is that it?) basically the 68/0, PowerPC, G3, G4, G5 - or even 970, etc.

iEdd
Dec 4, 2005, 02:36 PM
I think I agree with what you're saying, just a little confused right now..

reberto
Dec 4, 2005, 05:40 PM
That kind-of defeats the purpose :rolleyes:
What I mean is, get rid of "Power Macintosh" and just leave it "Power Mac"

Nermal
Dec 4, 2005, 06:19 PM
I think the "Power" models are OK as-is because they start with P, not M :)

dizzyiris
Apr 12, 2006, 06:27 PM
just stick to one word lol

mjstew33
Apr 16, 2006, 04:00 PM
Why did you revive this thread? o.O

wmmk
Apr 19, 2006, 06:25 PM
Why did you revive this thread? o.O

when one is a n00b, they post random posts in hope of getting a 'tar. i did that for a while myself.

mjstew33
Apr 19, 2006, 07:37 PM
when one is a n00b, they post random posts in hope of getting a 'tar. i did that for a while myself.
Woah! Never would've thought!

Been on these forums for almost a year, I know how things work... :rolleyes: :cool:

IEatApples
May 20, 2006, 10:07 AM
when one is a n00b, they post random posts in hope of getting a 'tar. i did that for a while myself.Hmm?... Fascinating idea. :rolleyes: :D

someguy
May 20, 2006, 10:20 AM
Why did you revive this thread? o.O
Not to be rude, but what difference does it make if an old thread becomes active again for no good reason? If this is such an inconvenience, why not just close all threads that remain inactive for x amount of days/months? :confused:

zap2
May 23, 2006, 05:37 PM
Not to be rude, but what difference does it make if an old thread becomes active again for no good reason? If this is such an inconvenience, why not just close all threads that remain inactive for x amount of days/months? :confused:

if the person who brought this thread back to live had something to add it the OP's idea then we need it open , however they only agreed with something and was usless to post(as we had left that idea)