MacBook and MacBook Pro forum

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  1. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    #1
    I've noticed some people have posted questions regarding their PowerPC-based laptops in other forums, for example the Mac Basics forum. I think this might be due to the fact that the name of the forum doesn't include PowerBooks and iBooks.

    For example, we have:

    Mac Pro & Power Mac
    iMac, eMac, Mac Mini
    MacBook & MacBook Pro


    Why not split the laptop forum into two separate forums and include PowerPC-based Mac models in the name:

    MacBook & iBook (discuss Apple's portable consumer Macs)
    MacBook Pro & PowerBook (discuss Apple's portable pro Macs)​


    That makes more sense to me and it would keep machine-specific questions in the proper forum. If that's too complicated, maybe just change the name of the current forum:

    MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, iBook​


    What do you think?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    I think the caption makes it perfectly clear:

    apple laptops, including older models (iBook, PowerBook)
     

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  3. aquajet thread starter macrumors 68020

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    #3
    It's not perfectly clear to everybody, I suspect. Some people overlook the small print. The other forums clearly have machine models listed in bold in the name. The MacBook & MacBook Pro forum doesn't.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    I agree it's not perfectly clear to some, but I'm not sure we need two extra forums. Perhaps we could simply have Laptops and Desktops.
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    #5
    It's OK if people post questions about their MacBooks or other Mac models in the Mac Basics and Help forum. When people (especially Newbies) aren't sure where to post, they often post there, since it's a catch-all category.
     

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