Isn't it time to move the iPad forum?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by WLS, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. WLS macrumors 65816

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    I think the iPad Discussion forum group should be placed next to the iPodTouch and iPhone forums and renamed just iPad and that page level be called iPhone, iPodTouch and iPad .
    They all use the iphone OS and are arguably related by software and hardware plus the Apps store. Anyone who can't see that they are a family group is denying reality and being illogical.
    I see no reason for the iPad forum to be stuck by itself under hardware anymore. When the forum group was first created there was some doubt as to whether it would run the full Mac OSX or the mobile iPhone OS or even what processor it would use. We now know where it fits. Just asking for a little consistency here.
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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    It makes a difference to me. Logically it belongs where WLS suggests due to the iPhone OS and App Store connections. Seems out of place with OS X hardware.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I think a case can be made for either place really
    Which is why I don't feel like it really makes much difference, as long as it has its own Forum
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I forgot it existed. Can I add it back to Forum Spy?
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I think it's fine where it is. An iPhone is not an iPod is not an iPad.
     
  7. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    I re-added for a few hours then had to remove it again :)
     
  8. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it does make a complete difference!!!!:eek:

    It gets annoying going to "mac hardware" then "iPad discussion!":eek::eek::eek::mad::mad:
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  9. Peace macrumors Core

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    I think once the iPad is in people's hands it will find it's way to the proper place. Whatever the admins consider that to be.
     
  10. WLS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I hope so. It belongs as I indicated to put it anywhere else is well just illogical.
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  12. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    I'm just going out on a limb here and assuming macrumors has been too busy with other things and just hasn't gotten to changing the forums around yet. Let me also assume, this would be done by April 3.



    I agree with everyone else though. The iPad forum needs to be situated just like the iPhone or iPod Touch forums on the front page on the right side.

    There is no argument to have it any other way. Regardless of what OS it runs or whatever else you can try to come with.
     
  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The iPad Discussion forum has been moved from the "Apple Hardware" section to the newly-renamed "iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Forums" section. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Edit: We've also added an iPad Launch Meetups subforum for those interested in getting together on launch day.
     
  14. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Eww, I don't like what just happened...

    But I'll live with it, it'll grow on me :)
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The trash.:p
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    While I think it is in its proper place, it did take me a few minutes to find it.:eek:
     
  17. bobob macrumors 68030

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    There seems to be a fair bit of faulty logic in this thread whose subject is intended to be correcting illogical organization (and the denial of reality itself!).


    The current main headings in the MacRumors forums are:

    • News and Article Discussion
    • iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Forums
    • Apple Hardware
    • Apple Software
    • Special Interests
    • Mac Community

    To be truly logical, the 3rd and 4th categories should be renamed "Macintosh Hardware" and "Macintosh Software", since the new media devices are in fact still examples of Apple hardware.

    Additionally, the Apple Hardware category also currently contains the subcategory of "iPod and iTunes Discussion" which seems a closer fit to the "iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Forums" heading.

    The "Apple TV and Home Theater" subcategory is also currently listed under the "Apple Hardware" category (though of course, Apple TV is a perennial odd fit wherever it tries to find a home ;) ).

    Personally, I suggest that the MacRumors forums' main categories would most logically be changed to:

    • News and Article Discussion
    • iPhone, iPod and iPad Forums
    • Mac Hardware
    • Mac Software
    • Special Interests
    • Apple Community
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The front page should be like this also, there is way to much information on the main page to be able to read.

    Mac Rumors Articles
    Page 2 Rumors
    Buying Tips
    Mac Hardware
    Mac Software
    MacBook Air
    Apple TV
    iPhone
    iPod touch
    iPod and iTunes
    Mac Gaming
    Mac Programming
    Mac OS X Server
    Digital Video
    Digital Photography
    Design & Graphics
    Web Development
    Other Mac Topics
    Other News
    Community
    Site Comments

    Is all that needed on the front page.
     
  19. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    I'd condense it down to:

    News article discussion
    Buying tips
    Hardware
    Software
    iPhone/iPad/iPod
    Gaming
    Web Development & Programming
    Digital Photography & Video
    Design & Graphics
    Other Misc. Topics & Community
    Site Comments

    While some of these are merged, the lack of extra headings could allow 8-12 topics to be displayed instead of two sets of six, which an extra heading/spacing.

    Cleaner site and some cross-collaboration among like-topics!
     

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