Moderators: Please split the Mac Pro forum

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by developer13245, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. developer13245 macrumors 6502

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    I think it's time for the MR forum moderators to just split the "Mac Pro" forum into two forums: "cheese grater" and "trash can".

    IF (a big one) Apple ever gets around to shipping *anything* new targeted at a Pro workstation market, they can always create a new forum for it.
     
  2. Raddock macrumors member

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    If anything, I'd rather cMP's be split out into their own category, so I don't have to wade through posts about compatibility issues and problems just to read anything relevant to the system I use.
     
  3. MacVidCards Suspended

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    cMP 2006-12 (and still used today)
    nMP 2013-16

    Which one do you suppose has more posts in this forum?

    Mods said they weren't going to do this anyhow, maybe a Poll?
     
  4. Raddock macrumors member

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    Ah, what I should have said was "custom mac pro/hackintosh" or basically PC hardware (rather than Apple's PC hardware) running OS X.

    Or maybe I'm just misinterpreting all these hardware modification posts as actually being hackintoshes and not cMP's.

    ...edited for clarification.
     
  5. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Yeah, I was just pointing out that based on volume alone, would be easier to weed the Mini Pro posts out of the Mac Pro thread.
     
  6. OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a

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    The last time this was requested was Sept 2014. I still have the photo that I put together mentioning that there are people that have hybrids. That is the reason the forum cannot be split! :p
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  7. developer13245, Feb 18, 2016
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    developer13245 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't agree more. I really don't give a rip about a system apple hasn't updated in 26 months (trash can).

    Moderators: You keep shutting down the "will there be an update to the trash can in <date>.." threads - so catch a clue - it's a useless waste of time.... Pull your tongue out of Apple's... Dogs do that:



    MR isn't a dog, Is it?

    The cMP is a viable and valid "cottage industry", which many serious users care about.

    I've given up on apple and whatever it smokes to believe it's a serious pro workstation vendor, but I do like OS X (prior to El Crap) on cMP because it's the best Unix out there. It deserves it's own forum.
     
  8. arn macrumors god

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    cMP = classic?
    nMP = new?

    Which has more volume?

    I didn't see this thread, because it was originally started in the Mac Pro forum, which I don't follow closely.

    arn
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    MOD NOTE:

    A quick non-scientific scan of the forums suggests that the post volume is roughly 5-10% nMP specific and ~80% specific to cMP hardware.

    There's a good number of posts that could probably best be suited for OS X or Mac Basics that aren't hardware specific at all.

    In terms of volume of active threads, the Mac Pro forum is about half as active as the Mac Book Pro and iPhone forums (8 vs 15/19 pages of threads since 1/1/2016).

    A separate nMP forum would thus have an estimated single page (<50) of new/active threads in 2016.

    B
     
  10. arn macrumors god

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    Can we just provide prefix tags? Might make it more organized.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't think its an issue of identification, the threads I see usually have nMP or cMP in the title or other verbiage that makes it clear what the thread intent is.

    I'm not a fan of prefixes and if they're not made mandatory to use in the forum, they'll not be used consistently.

    If I can take some liberties with the OP, I believe him and others who want it split up, is because they don't want to see the nMP threads intermingling with cMP threads.

    Given the state of the Mac Pro, and Apple's lack of updates in nearly 3 years, I don't think there's really any reason at this point to split the forums up.
     
  12. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Couldn't this be done with the tagging system? Then one could put a filter on that subforum and only see nMP, cMP or both.
     
  13. OllyW Moderator

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    Tagging is my preferred option but we would be relying on our members to use the tags. As there will only be two options (or three if we have a universal tag) it might be a good idea to make the tags compulsory to ensure it works properly if we go down this route.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    If you don't make them mandatory, then I don't think it will be all that useful. Just look at the iPhone forum and the carrier prefix - many threads that could possibly have the prefix do not.
     

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