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Old Aug 14, 2006, 04:56 PM   #26
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Oooh, King of my own domain!!
No... master of your domain.
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 05:20 PM   #27
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when I read the topic I thought this would include division of the continental united states suck as by time zone, but without those its not that great ...
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 05:42 PM   #28
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when I read the topic I thought this would include division of the continental united states suck as by time zone, but without those its not that great ...
Ya have people in the states be able to talk to people in there own region could be cool.
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 05:44 PM   #29
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No. All it takes is to put the country of relevance in the post title and maybe emphasised in the first paragraph.

Why duplicate identical forums across continents? If I have a query, I hope the best-qualified person might help, not the geographically-closest.

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That certainly makes the most sense.

Why are we re-visiting this idea? Isn't the last thread about this still out there?
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 05:45 PM   #30
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Why is it that people want to split MR apart....sex.....age....country....I don't think its a good idea....MR is cool the way it is.






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Old Aug 14, 2006, 06:17 PM   #31
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The forum is getting huge already, now is not the time to further sub divide it..
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 07:28 PM   #32
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Anyone else think this is a good idea??
No. It's really that people need to ask better questions. People ask about iTunes problems that seem nonsensical because they're running it on Windows and neglected to say so. Or they have hardware problems but don't say what kind Mac they have. Or they just assume that everyone remembers that they are staying in a different country from the one in their location banner. Or they assume that posters' location reflects their nationality (my pet peeve).

For pop culture stuff, a quick Google usually clears up any puzzlement, so that's no big deal.
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 01:29 AM   #33
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No... master of your domain.
What is this, Mistress Velvet?
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 01:41 AM   #34
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No. It's really that people need to ask better questions. People ask about iTunes problems that seem nonsensical because they're running it on Windows and neglected to say so. Or they have hardware problems but don't say what kind Mac they have. Or they just assume that everyone remembers that they are staying in a different country from the one in their location banner. Or they assume that posters' location reflects their nationality (my pet peeve).

For pop culture stuff, a quick Google usually clears up any puzzlement, so that's no big deal.
Assumptions are the bane of civilisation, aren't they?

Ask (properly), and you will receive.
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 02:51 AM   #35
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Australians know everything so we wouldn't need a fourm. Although, I guess we could put aside a spot where we could tell the New Zealanders what's what. They're nice people...
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 02:59 AM   #36
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What is this, Mistress Velvet?
No. Seinfeld reference with a possible hint at the futility of the original question.
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 03:35 AM   #37
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I dont think it will be a good idea.... as far as I know the Africa forum will only have 2 people... whats the fun in that???
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 03:40 AM   #38
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I agree with most of the others in this thread. I really value the variety of opinions and perspectives I see across all threads here at MR. I worry that creating regional forums will result in users ending up in silos that will reduce the international flavor of the community. If you need to find people in your area, all you have to do is ask.
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 03:56 AM   #39
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I like the forums the way they are. Especially with the joke thread, it's nice to see some jokes from Poland, Ireland, etc.

Besides, you can't type in Chinese on this forum anyways All the characters get converted to question marks. So there would go my incentive to participate in an Asia forum.
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 04:28 AM   #40
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I like the forums the way they are. Especially with the joke thread, it's nice to see some jokes from Poland, Ireland, etc.

Besides, you can't type in Chinese on this forum anyways All the characters get converted to question marks. So there would go my incentive to participate in an Asia forum.
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 04:53 AM   #41
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??

You can't?
That's weird, I was trying to put my post in partial Chinese and it would just turn out as question marks.

-edit: just tried again, and it's still showing up as "??" for me--
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That's weird, I was trying to put my post in partial Chinese and it would just turn out as question marks.

-edit: just tried again, and it's still showing up as "??" for me--
Well were you asking a question?
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 05:24 AM   #43
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That's weird, I was trying to put my post in partial Chinese and it would just turn out as question marks.

-edit: just tried again, and it's still showing up as "??" for me--
It figures. I seem to be the only one in these forums who can consistently turn out some language other than English. I may not know the language, but my setup always seems compatible.

Make sure that you're using an ISO character encoding and don't use Safari.
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 08:05 AM   #44
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Why is it that people want to split MR apart....sex.....age....country....I don't think its a good idea....MR is cool the way it is.


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I agree, MR is cool the way that it is- no need to try and split it up.
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Well, for one thing, regional forums help bring enthusiasts together, or realize that they're close to one another, and therefore they can arrange a meeting to help each other. I'm not so sure how effective or necessary regional forums are to a tech forum, but for car forums it's essential!
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Well, for one thing, regional forums help bring enthusiasts together, or realize that they're close to one another, and therefore they can arrange a meeting to help each other. I'm not so sure how effective or necessary regional forums are to a tech forum, but for car forums it's essential!
Quite a bit of searching. Even with the introduction of the iPhone, I don't really see this being a good idea.
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 04:33 PM   #47
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any chance for a regional section

Not sure if this has been asked or mentioned, so how would a region section be.
Example
capital area
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ect... just a sub forum local users to find other locals ect...?
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Regional Forums??
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Region-based forums?

I don't know if this was brought up before, and I am aware that a good number of members here are based in the US and UK, but how would having forums that cater to different regions or continents sound like?

For example, in the Asia subforum, members based in, say, China can trade information or discuss Apple-related topics that have relevance to China, like info on how to service their Macs or whatnot.

It's cool if my idea is shot down - I thought I would throw it out there.
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I don't know if this was brought up before, and I am aware that a good number of members here are based in the US and UK, but how would having forums that cater to different regions or continents sound like?

For example, in the Asia subforum, members based in, say, China can trade information or discuss Apple-related topics that have relevance to China, like info on how to service their Macs or whatnot.

It's cool if my idea is shot down - I thought I would throw it out there.
Not sure there would be enough interest. Seems almost like a thread could handle it in the interim.
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