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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Spanky Deluxe, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    #1
    Just a thought, maybe it would be better if the following forums in the Mac Hardware section be renamed to be a little more general:

    mac pro & Power Mac -> Apple Professional Desktops
    |-discuss Apple's Mac Pro, Power Mac -> discuss Apple's Mac Pro, Power Mac and older models

    MacBook & MacBook Pro -> Apple Laptops
    |-discuss Apple's MacBook, MacBook Pro, iBook, PowerBook and older models

    iMac, eMac, Mac mini -> Consumer Desktops
    |-discuss Apple's iMac, eMac, Mac mini and older models

    The current titles, particularly the laptop forum seems to favour the Intel models quite a bit. Having it split up into professional desktops, laptops and consumer desktops could make it a bit clearer to new users and might reduce posting in the wrong forums a bit more.

    Just my 2 cents!

    Spanky
     
  2. spicyapple macrumors 68000

    spicyapple

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    #2
    I like how it is now. Seems more current and less confusing. Because I know some pros who use iMacs as their professional desktop. :)
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #3
    I like it the way it is too. Plus the whole "look at me, I have a PROFESSIONAL computer" thing is silly to me. If you tell someone, "Go here because you have an iMac," it's much less ambiguous than "Go here, because you have a consumer desktop."
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    #4
    Note that the MacBook & MacBook Pro forum has a subtitle of apple laptops, including older models (iBook, PowerBook). That's to try to address this concern.

    But forum titles, no matter what they are, should be interpreted loosely. When starting a new thread, you should pick the most appropriate forum, whether or not the description is an exact match.

    If somebody had a question about an old Tangerine iBook, it's OK for them to put it in the MacBook & MacBook Pro forum, the Mac Basics and Help forum, or even the Apple Collectors forum, depending on their question.
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    as well, if you're going to divide the consumer desktops from the Pro desktops, why wouldn't you separate the notebooks, too? you wouldn't because that doesn't make sense.

    i like it the way it is. i actually don't pay too much attention to forum titles anymore - i just browse through them all and see which ones i'm interested in/can offer help.
     
  6. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

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    Likewise but i tend to stick to the Mac Basics and Help.

    the titles are fine how they are and i wouldnt think that they are confusing to anyone. If they have a problem with an ibook and find that the MB & MBP does not have ibook in the name, then they would post in the Mac Help
     
  7. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I truly like it better the way it was before the change(Macrumors went through puberty!:p) I really don't know why. It just seemed-simpler.
     

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