Could we get a split Mac section?

April 22, 2010 at 10:58:45
Specs: Windows XP, Core 2
I know there isn't much going on in the mac section these days, but I would like to put the idea out there to split the macintosh section into "real(PPC/68K/pre OS-X)" macs, and "intel" based mac sections.

Plain and simple, I'm getting old, grumpy, tired, and don't like answering unix and x86 questions in the "mac" section. On the other hand, I do really enjoy answering the ever so rare 68K and pre OS-X PPC questions thou. even thou it's once in a blue moon when one is posted.

And could we get all the other mac questions that seem to keep getting posted into General Hardware pushed back into the Mac section?

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#1
April 22, 2010 at 11:20:14
Hey,

How about I add a subcategory called "Pre-Intel" would that help you out? As for pushing the General Hardware posts into the Mac section, the General Hardware moderator has that ability. Trying to get people to always post in the right section on their own is a losing battle though.

Justin


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#2
April 24, 2010 at 14:32:04
I could see it being a problem if it was extremely active, but the Mac forum sometimes goes for a week or more without any questions.

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#3
April 25, 2010 at 18:03:03
jam,

That is right, and why I don't want to make whole new forums. However, adding a subcategory isn't very difficult. If the OP responds saying that will help out, I'll do it.

Justin


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#4
April 28, 2010 at 12:23:14
Um, I don't know if it will help or not, but I'm willing to see how it goes. I just don't think Mac users have high enough IQ points to figure it out, I should know, I am one. They usually will post in General until someone moves the post, or tells them to post in the Mac section.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#5
April 28, 2010 at 14:48:19
If I see a Mac question in the General Hardware forum I move it to the Mac forum.

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#6
May 1, 2010 at 17:44:40
Outlander,

I went ahead and added the Pre-Intel subcategory. We'll see how that works. Additionally, it looks like the moderators are moving threads as appropriate. Of course, this isn't an exact science.

Justin


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