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  1. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    Page 2 is misused.

    It's described "Uncertain news and links". So why are (admittedly boring) true stories put there, such as the J2SE update?

    I feel it would make more sense to either clarify Page 2's actual raison d'être - as a place for less interesting pieces of news and nonsensical rumours - or to simply make all news and rumours go onto the front page, with a comment from the poster mentioning the reliability of a source, and a tag to identify something as news, logical rumour, scurrilous rumour, nonsense, etc.

    I don't feel the compartmentalisation in its current form gains anything.
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I say we have a page 6 rumors, everyone seems to want to know all about Tom and Katie's baby nowadays.:p :rolleyes:
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It might be time for a News tab, as well as rumour tabs, so as to keep the reliable rumours and the less reliable rumours where they belong and not mix things.
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    How bout a tab for news that is actual news like an OS update, a strong rumor, and a sketchy rumor. Divide it into 3 sections.
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    The FAQs describe Page two as:
    (emphasis is mine)
     
  6. thequicksilver thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I realise that grapes911. This is why I take issue with the actual role of Page 2.

    Especially when the actual page itself describes itself thusly.
     

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  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Isn't that what I said? :D
     
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The "actual role" of Page 2, as you put it, is exactly what is described in the FAQ. We simply didn't choose to put that longer description in the tagline on the page. It could be reworded, but it's meant to be short.
     
  9. solvs macrumors 603

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    Maybe you could reword the uncertain part. To what, I don't know. Wow, this post was surprisingly unhelpful. For that, I apologize.

    Um, you could just say other, but I guess that's too broad a term.
     

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