Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by cambookpro, Oct 24, 2012.
Are there going to be separate forums for the iPad and the mini?
Just wondering really!
As of current, no. I believe somebody is going to include iPad Mini in the iPad forum description at some point.
I sure hope so!
Currently, have them together is quite confusing.
It's just two products that are pretty similar...
There is not enough difference between the iPad and iPad mini to warrant separate forums. We don't have separate forums for 13", 15" and 17" MacBook Pros.
We don't have separate forums for 21.5" and 27" iMac, 13" and 15" MBP, 11" and 13" MBA. iPad mini is an iPad, just smaller. There's no need for a separate forum.
Why would you want that, it's not confusing at all. It has the exact same apps, it's even called the same. No need for it
Yet, what would it hurt to have them seperated?
A larger forum homepage, debatable speed changes, and confusion over what is where, and how things overlap. More work for moderators who then have to keep threads in their respective forums. Mods have enough work to do to bother with separating iPad Mini threads from iPad 3rd gen threads.
If anything maybe a prefix for thread titles
That's exactly what we've done - as of just a few minutes ago, you must choose a prefix in the iPad Accessories and general iPad forum before you can start a new thread. The choices are [iPad], [iPad Mini], and [All iPads].
It's possible to search within in a forum based on a given prefix, so for example those wanting to see all the iPad Mini threads in the Accessories forum will be able to do so.
Man, that forum is a disaster and hard to read now. The prefix needs to be the same size or removed.
If you're looking for threads with a certain prefix, just use the search function (Search -> Advanced Search -> Find threads with prefix, and choose the forum you want to search). You'll get a list with only threads you're interested in.
Thanks for the response. I'm not looking for any thread, just reading the forum. The post titles are all misaligned due to the varying degree of length of the prefixes and makes everything difficult to read and gives an overall poor layout.
Compare the iPad forum to the iPhone forum for example.
Or you can search the iPad forum using the quick links in this thread.
Can the mods add a new sub forum? I think there should be separate forums for iPad mini and iPad.
The mini doesn't need it's own sub-forum. Other than size, there isn't enough to differentiate it from its big brother. Heck the iPhone still uses one section. I can understand why the MacBooks and iPods needed their own subforum though. The mini doesn't quite need one.
Well they use different hardware, so some of the problems may be different. But I agree for the most part. Each thread is labeled as iPad Mini or iPad.
I have found myself wishing there were a separate Mini sub forum, but I don't think it's particularly necessary.
Most people post in the wrong sections anyways, so I don't think it matters if we have separate forums for each product.