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Ok, this is stupid... nearly every topic in the each "general" iPod forum is about iPod problems (and I'd guess no amount of stickies will make a difference here... n00bs are n00bs). So why not merge the problem and general forums so as to avoid the confusion.

Just an idea...

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It has become a bit mixed up of late - the idea was to keep all problem related posts in the right forum - seems like they are being 'misposted' into the General forums.

Time for a tidy up....
 

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A simplification/consolidation of the layout I think would help. It gets a little confusing and everyone posts in the general forum anyway.
 

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Looks like the forum cleanup is coming along nicely... or not :p

Really, you should think about consolidating the two catagories, it willl save a whole pile of work in the long run, as new members are more than likely ALWAYS going to post in the first forum they find.

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Tom,
If people just thought a little bit before they posted then we wouldn't have to go around moving posts. You can bet that no matter what we did they would just post where they first happen to look. It is a problem any forum suffers from - people being lazy and not thinking or reading the forum guidelines.
We are moving recent posts which should be in Problems and Solutions - and as far as I believe we are not looking at combining the General iPod (Colour) and iPod (B&W) and Problems & Solutions iPod (Colour) & (B&W) - older posts if they have dropped down and off first the page can stay where they are.
 

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MadPict said:
Tom,
If people just thought a little bit before they posted then we wouldn't have to go around moving posts. You can bet that no matter what we did they would just post where they first happen to look. It is a problem any forum suffers from - people being lazy and not thinking or reading the forum guidelines.
I know... life would be so much simpler if people spent 5 seconds longer making sure they posted in the right place.

MadPict said:
We are moving recent posts which should be in Problems and Solutions - and as far as I believe we are not looking at combining the General iPod (Colour) and iPod (B&W) and Problems & Solutions iPod (Colour) & (B&W) - older posts if they have dropped down and off first the page can stay where they are.
That's one solution to the problem, but it requires a lot of work in the long run, as the problem isn't going to go away. I was just posting a different solution to the same problem, that could be seen as an instant fix. But if you and the rest of the mod team are willing to put in the effort to keep things clean then keeping the forums seperate is probably better in the long run.

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Emultion_Rawks said:
Why don't you make the 'Problems And Solutions' forums sub-forums of the main iPod forums?
regardless of how we structure it, people will still post in the wrong forums - tom's initial suggestion gets rid of that problem, but means not being able to distinguish the problems from the not-problems, and imho that's worse.

btw i see you've made it to ATAU :)
 
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