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AmbitiousLemon
Nov 7, 2005, 06:54 PM
I just noticed that someone has added a Rumors category to the wiki. I don't think this is a good idea. The wiki is supposed to be repository of factual information - not rumors. Macrumors.com is a good central location for rumors.

The content in the rumors category right now is on specific intel rumors. Some of the intel news is fact. Much is rumor. The factual portions (like the intel FAQ) are good wiki content, but rumors don't seem appropriate.

What is everyone else's opinion?

arn
Nov 7, 2005, 06:57 PM
I agree, I'm not a fan of the rumors category. It's a bit of an artificial category.

arn

840quadra
Nov 7, 2005, 08:59 PM
That and any information on such "rumors" would be better worked from the homepage or forums. As you stated, the category is not exactly "fact" thus makes it strange to have on a wiki full of factual information :) .

Good idea from whoever posted the section, however it is a bit redundant when you look at the fact that this wiki is on a "Mac Rumors" site .

Mechcozmo
Nov 7, 2005, 10:45 PM
MacGuides Rumors, brought to you by MacRumors.

:rolleyes:

Peel
Nov 8, 2005, 06:17 PM
Actually I added the category, just because there were suddenly 3 hardware pages that popped up with the text (rumored) after it in the title. I didn't think these belonged in the Apple Hardware category, where two of them resided, so created a separate place to put them.

Now that the Rumors category has been removed, all three (intel powerbook, intel ibook, and intel mac mini) are listed under Apple Hardware. Being that they don't exist, and may never with the specifications given, it doesn't seem right for them to be in that category either.

I agree that these pages either shouldn't be a part of the wiki guides at all, or should contain only factual information - with the text (Rumored) taken out of the title.

Mechcozmo
Nov 8, 2005, 09:42 PM
Actually I added the category, just because there were suddenly 3 hardware pages that popped up with the text (rumored) after it in the title. I didn't think these belonged in the Apple Hardware category, where two of them resided, so created a separate place to put them.

Now that the Rumors category has been removed, all three (intel powerbook, intel ibook, and intel mac mini) are listed under Apple Hardware. Being that they don't exist, and may never with the specifications given, it doesn't seem right for them to be in that category either.

I agree that these pages either shouldn't be a part of the wiki guides at all, or should contain only factual information - with the text (Rumored) taken out of the title.


Easy solution. No rumors in the Wiki. Want rumors, search MacRumors. Want/need assistance, use the MacGuides.

iMeowbot
Nov 8, 2005, 11:02 PM
I'm ambivalent about the category, but think that it's a great idea to have pages for rumored products. It's a place where we can keep score of what we do know, as opposed to wild-ass speculation. In the forums, if the same speculation is repeated enough times it seems to become "true", and the wiki could provide a nice balance for that.

arn
Nov 8, 2005, 11:10 PM
Easy solution. No rumors in the Wiki. Want rumors, search MacRumors. Want/need assistance, use the MacGuides.

I disagree... I think a running rumor page on a topic is much more useful than "searching MacRumors". The point of the wiki page is to keep things up to date to be an up to date reference... at least that's in my mind :)

arn

zap2
Nov 12, 2005, 01:14 PM
but did you get rid of the pages with fake Apple products(iHome, ect)

they rocked!

nvm i found it!