Originally Posted by j26
I think it might be a good idea to have regional forums for the international users on macrumors. It would be handy for these users to have somewhere to ask country specific questions without having hunderds of bemused Americans point to US solutions which may be of no use to us.
Obviously most issues people have are common to everyone and should go on the main boards, but say I want to ask about the Irish iTunes Store, or an Irish rebate offer, it's of no interest to US posters, and a waste of bandwith to have on the general boards.
The regions I'd suggest are;
* Continental Europe
* Southern Americas
* Australia/New Zealand
But obviously these could be altered.
Anyone else think this is a good idea??
There is no "Southern Americas" - it's North, Central and South America - besides, Brazil for instance is not hispanic or "latino" (whatever that nonsense means, of course).
So it might make more sense to group languages together (in my view a much stronger integration factor) instead of lumping diverse countries from the same geographical area in a non-integrated community.
I for one would love to see that in MR; it would make it easier for people to discuss, especially when they are not fluent in English.
Originally Posted by arn
Not sure there would be enough interest. Seems almost like a thread could handle it in the interim.
Worth trying - then you can check the results/success rate and revert in case it doesn't work. Think of it as a "stock split" for MR.