should imac and mini be in 2 separate forums?

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should imac and mini be 2 separate forums?

  1. YES (2 separate forums)

    83.3%
  2. NO (keep single forum as is)

    16.7%
  1. indg macrumors 6502

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    even though they're both consumer desktops, the mini's internal components are more similar to the macbook than the imac anyway. i find it's a pain to sift through imac-related topics when i want to see only mini-related topics and vice versa.

    do you think the imac and mini should have their own separate macrumors forum?
     
  2. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's not that hard. You can deal with it.

    btw this is also in the wrong forum.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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  5. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    I guess you *could* deal with it. You could also deal with all of the Mac desktops being on one board but it's not ideal.
     
  6. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    I have wanted this since the first day I started using this forum. I honestly couldn't care less if your iMac has yellow tint and am sick of seeing threads about that garbage. I do however care about Mini's.
     
  7. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    iMac: 3.5" drive, built-in display, GPU options
    Mac mini: 2.5" drive, integrated GPU

    I don't get why the iMac and Mac mini are bundled together when the MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are much more alike and yet have their own forums.

    I too am tired of hearing about iMac display problems. I bought a Mac mini not only because it's cheaper than an iMac but because I control which size and quality of display I use with my computer.
     
  8. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    I'd rather them be in separate forums. It seems like there's way more posts about the iMac and it's a hassle to sort through them with posters often vague thread titles.
     
  9. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes please it's hard to find the mini posts hidden in with all the iMac ones. :)
     
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  11. indg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so out of the small sample of 21 votes, it looks like nearly 86% want separate forums for the imac and mini. who do we ask to get this implemented?
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's not a matter of the 86%. It's only 18 votes, out of the tens of thousands of active users on the site. The site owner and administrators ultimately decide, but you hardly have a compelling majority here.
     
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Given that there was just a large reorg of the forums, I doubt anything more will be changed particularly since the iMac, mini forum does not have as much traffic as many of the others. The forum admins will be reading this thread since its in the correct forum and act if they think its appropriate.

    From a hardware point of view the two platforms are growing apart so there is merit in that regard. I don't think they share as many common issues as they used to.
     
  14. indg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    like i said it's a small sample, but it's an overwhelming majority. having tens of thousands of active users is moot if they don't vote. one man = one vote.
     
  15. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    This forum is not a democracy, however.
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The lack of interest in voting is an indication that there's not overwhelming demand for separate forums. Not voting is a vote that says "I don't care enough about this to vote."
    What he said!
     
  17. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    There are 6 threads out of 60 (possibly up to 8 or 9, depending on how you feel like counting a few "which one should I buy?" threads) about the Mac Mini currently on the first page of threads in the iMac/Mac Mini forum. A Mac Mini forum would be dead.
     
  18. indg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no it's not. it's just a poll to get a feel for what users want. and as it stands right now, most people want to split it into 2 sub-forums. it's up to the mods to decide whether it's in the interest of the community to split or not based on the poll.

    and yet you're actually making the case FOR splitting the forum.
     
  19. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, only the 18 who voted have indicated that they want to split it. That's not "most people". It's only "most people who voted".
     
  20. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    More like "most people that voted" want to split it into 2 sub-forums. You cannot extrapolate a sample size of 21 people to an active forum population of several thousand.


    No, I'm not. For 6/60 threads it's arguable that a Mac Mini thread, if properly titled, would stick out more in the crowd.
     
  21. indg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do people understand how sampling works?
     
  22. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Perfect. This strengthens the argument for the need to separate. That means I don't have to wade thru 52/60 threads that don't relate at all to what I'm looking for.

    And for those Mini supporters, check out 123macmini.com. It's focused solely on the Mini. It's no MR, but it helps to have such a niche destination.
     
  23. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, but apparently you don't. 21 voting out of 55,000+ who have posted in MR Forums since Jan. 1 isn't a usable sample. For a sample to be useable, it has to be of reasonable size. This isn't.
     
  24. indg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    like i said earlier, "based on the small sample" most pople want it split. obviously not everyone votes. i can only go by the poll numbers. i'm not making this stuff up, i swear. :D

    well clearly, it's not important enough for the 54,979+ other forum members whether it's split or not, so let's count them in the neutral group.
     
  25. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you search manually through the pages of threads to find what you're looking for, try Mroogle instead. You'll find what you need much faster.

    What the results say is that the 18 people that use a Mac Mini want their own separate forum. Who would have guessed?
     

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