Please consider making a separate forum for the hackers

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by infosprt, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. infosprt macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    Temecula, CA
    It would be nice to have threads about music and the Internet without having to sort thru all of the hacking posts.
  2. Tres macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
    I think this forum would be pretty dead without the hacking posts...
  3. onionperson654 macrumors regular


    Aug 26, 2007
    I'd second creating a hacking forum!

    While this forum has certainly been useful for hacking my ipod (successfully:)) I could have found the same or better in a dedicated forum and it would be nice to have old discussions around and not buried within the hacking talk. It used to be very lively with other discussions, and I believe it can do so again.

    Best of luck to those working on the hacks.
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i turn off the ipod touch forum when using forum spy. it's made macrumors much better to browse. :)

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  5. SuperDaddy macrumors member

    May 21, 2007
    Middle Earth
    I respectfully disagree.

    There are several topics that i'd like to discuss about my new ipod touch, but im not going to bother right now. Its too easy for threads to get lost or ignored. I am waiting to see if things die down a bit.

    I don't see how it would hurt to make a separate forum.
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    you obviously werent here before the days of the iphone and mactels.

    alot of sound advice is given daily. i love this forum
  7. Evangelion macrumors 68040

    Jan 10, 2005
    I support the creation of dedicated forum for touch-hacking.
  8. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

    Genghis Khan

    Jun 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    I too support it

    atm it's an iPod touch hacking subforum, not an iPod touch forum
  9. ivi7 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2007
    It would be nice if there was a different forum for hackers since most of the threads posted are about iPod Touches which does get annoying for those who are not interested in them
  10. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Personally I'm really surprised that the hacking threads have lasted this long, must be because they are hacking hardware instead of software (which gets wastelanded rather quick.)

    Maybe it'll happen if and when MR ever gets the cease and desist letter from Apple.
  12. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    You're not the only one.

    They are still hacking the phone's OS to run apps though.
  13. Zeromus macrumors member


    Sep 5, 2005
    I second (or third/forth/fifth...?) a separate forum specifically for jailbreak/hacking help. There are lots of double posts about things previously covered, it may also make finding the info you need easier.
  14. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    May I suggest instead of MR? :rolleyes:
  15. displaced macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2003
    Gravesend, United Kingdom
    Absolutely. I'm a bit stumped as to why so much hackery has made its way here. Back when OS X first went public with its Intel-ness, there weren't many posts about hacking OS X to run on generic Intel machines -- and the ones that did crop up got locked/Wastelanded.

    Isn't there some other more relevant community for people wanting to hack their iPod/iPhone? I don't want to sound like I'm passing judgement on the people who do this stuff because the geek in me finds it quite cool. However, it does seem to be kinda swamping the regular discussions...
  16. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    With the level of hand holding members here are giving people -- maybe a hacking/serials/warez forum might finally be called for. :p
  17. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
  18. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Not worth it.

    Let's see, hacking the early Intel Macs to run Windows led to BootCamp. Hacking the iPhone for third-party apps led to an SDK release next year.

    So, it's mostly temporary.

    If you still want it, why not Hackint0sh?
  19. annk Administrator


    Staff Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    There've been so many suggestions for hacking sub-forums lately that I just want to chime in and agree with dcv and displaced here. I'd rather MR didn't get into this.
  20. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I think there's enough interest to split the touch forums into a hacking forum for the benefit of the hackers and the non-hackers.

    There's seems to be some reservations depending on your definition of hacks.

    "Hacking", customizing, modifying your iPhone or iPod touch is not illegal. It may or may not void your warranty, but there's no moral high ground to stick to on this matter. It's like opposing a specific forum for people putting their macs into custom cases or installing Windows on the Mac (which was a hack prior to Boot Camp).

    Serials, warez, etc... and facilitation of illegal ("against the law") matters are a separate issue and one we don't condone.

  21. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
  22. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    Thank you arn. It's a whole lot easier to read the iPod touch forums now!

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