Do We Need Anymore "Waiting" Threads?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Bryan Bowler, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    My goodness. There sure are a lot of "Waiting" threads on this forum.

    "Waiting for 27" Quad to SHIP thread"
    "The Waiting to Ship 27 inch i5 Quads Only Thread"
    "Waiting for Quad Core 27" iMac - Australia"
    "Waiting for 27" Quad from RESELLERS"
    "Waiting for 27" Quad to hit Apple stores thread"
    "Are the quad-core iMacs in stock at your local Apple Store?"

    With the rate it's going, can I start a "Waiting for 27" i7 with 8GB of RAM and Wired Keyboard to come in stock in Kansas" thread?

    It's almost out of control! (especially the duplicate threads)
    Bryan
     
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  3. nicroma macrumors 6502a

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    I agree... I enjoyed the big waiting for quads thread. The rest are kind of crazy. They should all be consolidated.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Is anyone's iMac on UPS Truck $23WER932? Just wondering.
     
  5. nicroma macrumors 6502a

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    Is that the one that is driving from Shanghai to Memphis? :p
     
  6. Bryan Bowler thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Absolutely! I couldn't agree more.

    Bryan
     
  7. PeckhamBog macrumors 6502

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    But are we going to be able to start the 'Waiting for 27" i5 to appear in UK refurb store' as an individual one before they are consolidated? :p
     
  8. xlii macrumors 68000

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    We need a "Waiting for the Waiting For Threads to be Locked by a Moderator Thread"
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This thread is shooting to the top of the list. ;)

    Please post complaint threads in Site & Forum Feedback. Thanks! :)
     
  10. Bryan Bowler thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sorry mods -- I apologize for posting this in the wrong section.

    Is there any way for you to "tidy up" the multiple duplicate threads in the iMac forum on folks waiting for the new iMacs? There's already a large thread going -- can they all be merged into that one?

    Thanks,
    Bryan
     
  11. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Mohan, that made me laugh, out loud, as in laugh in real life.

    Also, FYI it's truck #, not "$" and I just saw it got rerouted back to Cupertino, so it's going to be another day.

    On a more serious note: these country threads don't bother me too much, until someone posts that I got mine in country A on country B's thread.

    One last thing, does anyone know if I can get my student, government and Apple employee friend discounts on top of the 25% for Black Friday, I really would like to pay 4% of the cost of an iMac for one. I'm glad we have an Official Black Friday thread, in addition to the two new ones we get daily.
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    We can try... as with all other new product launches, also please remember that it won't last forever. You can also temporarily block a forum if you wish to do so via the User CP....
     
  13. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    1) Waiting for _____
    2) Should I buy now or wait?
    3) Which hard disk/monitor/mouse/speakers/iPhone case etc. to buy?
    4) When will BluRay support be added?
    5) Mac OS vs. Windows XP/Vista/7
    6) AT&T is _____
    7) How do I maximize a window to full screen on Snow Leopard
    8) Should I jailbreak?
    9) Why do Macs cost so much
    10) What are your favorite apps?

    As much as wee see these topics over and over and over, if we eliminated the above threads, I'm not sure MacRumors would continue to exist.
     
  14. BenLava macrumors newbie

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    Hahaha. Great point. Also, it's a pretty self-correcting process; the threads that "the masses" deem extraneous simply fade into the ether.

    Now to find the answer to 7) ...
     
  15. stonemann macrumors regular

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    Can someone please stop these "Waiting for... " threads? It's like the plague of the zombies out there. They're everywhere and they multiply fast. Pretty soon there'll be nothing but threads about iMac waiting times from every corner of the planet. People are even posting their tracking details for Christ's sake. It's just really very weird...
     
  16. Bryan Bowler thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Even worse yet, they try to determine which flight their iMac is on when it leaves Alaska. Talk about weird...

    The sheer number of "Waiting" threads is astounding and I'm very surprised that the multiple duplication of these threads is allowed.

    Bryan
     
  17. alphaod macrumors Core

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    My Thinkpad was on one of those flights. Can you imagine?
     
  18. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    11) Matte vs Glossy
    12) MBP vs MB vs MBA
    13) Do I need Firewire?
    14) 13 vs 15 vs 17 inch MBP
    15) Do I need the 9600m?
    16) Post your (insert random thing here)
    17) When will the iPhone be on Verizon?
    18) OMG I dropped my I-TOUCH in the toilet AND FLUSHED !Moms MAD!
    19) I broke my iphone, how to cheat apple on the warranty
    20) When will the mac tablet come out?

    With out those pretty you much eliminate half of MR
     
  19. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I really enjoy the unpacking threads especially the ones with you tube videos.

    Personally I am waiting for the;
    my iMac was between two pc's On the delivery truck, do you think it could get a virus?
     
  20. AAPLaday Guest

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    Answers

    11. Matte :D
    12. MBP
    13. If you have to ask then you dont :D
    14. Is the 13" even a pro :D /sarcasm
    15. Yes or else you will be stuck with NES type graphics
    16. Im not inserting anything till i know you better.
    17. Once Apple decided they want to sell more
    18. If it was dropped in toilet and you knew about it then why flush :D
    19. Tell them someone at the Microsoft store gave it a kick
    20. As soon as they can think of a way to break it to people that it doesn't run full OS X :D
     
  21. McGiord macrumors 601

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    all should be removed. banned from MR. Including this one.
     
  22. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'm going to start an Apple Black Friday 2010 thread. :eek:
     
  23. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I'm waiting for another "Do We Need Anymore "Waiting" Threads?" thread :).
     
  24. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Waiting for next iPhone. What will it be called? When will we get it? This December? Should I wait?
     
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