Mod? Why close a thread and direct to a different forum?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by DuckSoup, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    Dear Mod. What's the logic in closing a thread in this forum and directing to an existing thread in the iPhone forum? Many here do not have an iPhone and I for one have never even been to the iPhone forum.

    Might as well close half the threads here then, no?

    Just wondering?

    Mike
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    *Note: Thread moved from iPod touch forum to Site and Forum Feedback forum.

    When there is an existing discussion on a topic, particularly as part of a news story linked on the front page of the site, it's desirable to consolidate discussion in a single location. It gets everyone involved in the same discussion rather than fragmenting the discussion, repeating things, and cluttering the forums.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    If there are two threads at the exact same time going on it clearly produces duplicated discussions which is bad for countless countless reasons, so many that I cannot count, foremost that questions are asked in one forum that were already answered in the other(s).
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The iPod touch and the iPhone are basically the same thing...
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I can see where the OP could make arguments as to why their might be differing. I mean people that have the iPod Touch might prefer different car chargers or headphones because they do not need the voice features. Might I ask what the thread was about?
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Good point, I hadn't thought of that.
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Looking at the OP's threads a stab in the dark it will be the one about the HP calculator applications that also made it to the iPhone front page.
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Yeah, then iThink my first post is the more relevant.
     

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