How about a merged "battery questions" thread?

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  1. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    How many of the following threads are actually unique and necessary? And this is only from the past week or so.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=733960
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=732943
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=732965
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=733864
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=730835
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=733195
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=725335
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=727296
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=733409
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=729430
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=730163
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=728140
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=732081
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=730361
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=732764
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=733528
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=732142
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=731218
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=732575
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=722460
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=728868
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=729083
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=728997
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=730206
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=728020
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=722460
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=728069
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=729103
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=727527
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=733959
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=728375
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=727083
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=732721
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    A lot of them, from a quick scan there is a whole range of different topics, hardware and scenarios covered.

    You have people with bulging batteries, issues relating to the 17" model, calibrating, issues with the 13", reconditioning old battery, battery not charging, topping batteries off, integrated batteries etc. etc.

    Yes there are a few threads that could be merged together but that list does not show the problem.
     
  3. miles01110 thread starter macrumors Core

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    Due to the "integrated" nature of the battery in the entire Macbook Pro line, questions relating to those are hardly as unique as they were before WWDC. Calibrating/capacity threads usually go hand in hand; "I have a new 13" MBP and it says my capacity is only at 98%....is this normal????????" and even then the calibration procedure for battery model X is effectively the same for battery model Y.

    Bulging batteries might be the odd one out.
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    There are some differences inherent with the different hardware that the computers have and also the types of use that the groups who use them. So there is an obvious case for having one thread per size. There is also the case for having one calibrate your battery thread but then there always has been and there are countless previous threads about those issues anyway. There is also a guide about batteries (http://guides.macrumors.com/Laptop_Battery_Guide).

    The list of threads you provided contains far more diverse issues than just the simple case that you are arguing for so the evidence provided is not relevant. e.g I just clicked a random sample from that list:

    White MB
    Best strategies for looking after batteries
    2007 MBP
    New uMBP 13" short life
    Issues with all battery makers giving inflated battery life times
    Jun 2009 uMBP battery capacity
    Battery suddenly lost 3 hours of charge
    Can a uMBP battery be installed in a uMB case
    Topping off batteries
    Blacbook battery internal cable issue
    Macbook doesn't recognise the battery
    2008 MB battery dying
    Battery buldge
    White MB vs. uMBP battery life
    Reconditioning old battery

    These are all pretty much unique and diverse issues and so suggesting that they be merged is not proper.

    I don't doubt that there are issues with duplicate threads as there are and always will be about each and every topic. The issue is finding the appropriate threads to merge.
     

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