Solving differences between MR-users

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by BobbyRond, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular


    Dec 13, 2011
    The Hague, The Netherlands
    Hey guys,

    The past few days I've seen more and more remarks from MacRumors users who are not pleased with the news they are getting through the site.

    A few examples:

    So the thing I'm wondering, although it's probably a lot of work.

    Is it worth thinking about remodeling the homepage in such a way that people can either have the homepage as it is right now or log in and only display the articles that are of interest to them?

    This way everybody is happy.

    Just a thought...
  2. macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Haters gonna hate. You're not going to make them happy; it's not worth trying.

    I can't remember the last time I even looked at the front page; I skip right to the forums.
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    I don't think it's worth it either. The front page is 100% public, and no one "logs into" it. While one can log into the forum side, they can hide any forums they don't want to see in the Forum Spy.

    I think the front page is fine the way it is and it doing what it should be doing, that is displaying the news/rumors as it happens. There isn't so much going on that I feel one should need to hide certain categories. Some days there isn't anything new posted at all. Therefore, it is easy to quickly find and/or ignore different stories.

    As a regular user, I don't spend a lot of time on the front page and usually go right to the forums.
  4. macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA

    I usually check out the home page first. Perhaps it is my lack of sophistication, but I am not offend by articles which are of no interest to me - I just don't read them. I'm sure that there are articles that I might find interesting that others might think inappropriate.

    Having only been a member for one year (it's my one year anniversary today!!!:D), I cannot comment on changes that have occurred over the years. I enjoy the front page as it is.:)
  5. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There's a front page? When did this happen? :D

    I agree that the OP's recommendation isn't needed. For one thing, it's tough to know what someone is interested in, for purposes of filtering. I may not be generally interested in articles about SSD technology, so I might filter that out. Then I'd miss the article about OWC or Intel giving away free SSDs, which I'd be very interested in. Silly example, I know, but how do you know you're not interested in something until you know what it is? That's what headlines are for. You read the headline and decide if you want to read more. If not, you skip to the next headline. The present system works.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2010
    Away from you
    Yep. FWIW, the percentage of stuff on MR I skip over is MUCH less than the percentage of stuff on the general internet I skip over.
  7. thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 13, 2011
    The Hague, The Netherlands
    Looks like you all got a point...

    I haven't been a member for this long, but I hadn't seen people criticize the MR posters that way. Criticism is a good thing, but this was just plain being rude. I think it's better to read it and shut up, than being unappreciative. These guys put a lot of work in this site. Maybe that's just the way I was raised... :D

    Thanks for the feedback guys!

    @Shrink, congrats on your one year anniversary. :)
  8. macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Appreciation is so 20th century. :p

    As for the front page, Arn and the rest of the group do a respectable job. That's why most of us are here. As for the comments, once behind a screen name, some people lose all civility. Ignore the haters. After you have been here awhile you kinda know who to tune out.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2007
    If raising a personal view on a discussion forum is wrong and rude, then I guess myself and danuff must be.

    Although I thought the point of a forum was for people to have views from differing sides of the argument.

    Bobby, you think people should just read and shut up? Well that defeats the object of a forum does it not?

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