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Old 10-14-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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New Forum for the Jetbook?

I know there is not a lot of traffic for it, at least not yet... and I know that there is going to be a reorg of the ebook reader forums.. but considering the fact that it is gotten a fair bit of reader attention, it might be nice to have a forum for the Jetbook.

Granted, this might be a little self serving since I just ordered one . But I would be happy to help the lest technical to make the most of their readers.

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Old 10-22-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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I know there is not a lot of traffic for it, at least not yet... and I know that there is going to be a reorg of the ebook reader forums.. but considering the fact that it is gotten a fair bit of reader attention, it might be nice to have a forum for the Jetbook.

Granted, this might be a little self serving since I just ordered one . But I would be happy to help the lest technical to make the most of their readers.

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Do we have enough users or enough interest? I don't think so at present. But if that ever happens, then a forum would be a good idea to have. However, I think a forum devoted to "Other reading devices" is where the Jetbook would fit in at present.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:03 PM   #3
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That might be a good idea too. There are several other devices that don't get much traffic, so a single forum for all of them would probably be better than one for each. Its just at the current time, there really isn't a place for people who have a Jetbook to for questions. Admittedly, I am probably (through trial and error) probably becoming the expert, so this is not so much for me as it would be for others who bought one.

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Old 10-23-2008, 05:04 PM   #4
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That might be a good idea too. There are several other devices that don't get much traffic, so a single forum for all of them would probably be better than one for each.
How about the Other Devices forum then?

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How about the Other Devices forum then?
That is more or less what we had that forum in mind for: devices that don't have their own specific forum ....

When traffic on a specific device picks up, we tend to make it its own forum, but empty forums with nothing going on in them just make the place look deserted.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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True, the only problem though is that the current location for the "Other Devices" would imply that it is only for devices which are not dedicated ebook readers. Certainly that was my interpretation.

Just a thought, but maybe the moderators should set a standard of 100 threads dedicated to a device for its own forum? Otherwise divide it into just the broadest categories of dedicated devices and other .

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True, the only problem though is that the current location for the "Other Devices" would imply that it is only for devices which are not dedicated ebook readers. Certainly that was my interpretation.

Just a thought, but maybe the moderators should set a standard of 100 threads dedicated to a device for its own forum? Otherwise divide it into just the broadest categories of dedicated devices and other .

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True the description does make it sound that way. That forum description should be tweeked a bit to basically be any device used to read ebooks on that doesn't have a dedicated forum. And the "portalble devices" category should be dropped and just move iPhone and Other Devices to the E-Book Devices section.

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Old 10-23-2008, 06:40 PM   #8
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Hmm. That is an excellent point.

Perhaps the "Legacy Devices" might do better named something like "Other Dedicated Devices" ....

Forum structure is a pretty complex thing to figure out, and there's never a single "best" way to do it. I do know that Alex has some pretty significant changes in mind in this area, though I'm not entirely clear on what they're going to be. However, I do know that he's always interested in feedback on the topic, so I'm sure he'll be glad to see these ideas and comments.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:38 PM   #9
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I know there is not a lot of traffic for it, at least not yet... and I know that there is going to be a reorg of the ebook reader forums.. but considering the fact that it is gotten a fair bit of reader attention, it might be nice to have a forum for the Jetbook.

Granted, this might be a little self serving since I just ordered one . But I would be happy to help the lest technical to make the most of their readers.

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Bill, what is your jetBook color? Ectaco offers 4 colors jetBooks now: Black,White,Red and Gray.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:22 AM   #10
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I have the Black one. the red was ok.. but I always think of black as being sleek .

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I have the Black one. the red was ok.. but I always think of black as being sleek .

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Sure, me too . I like my black color unit and waited for one month to get it!
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The jetBook really needs a better home on the forum. At present, even though it is a dedicated e-book reader, it is probably under portable devices -> other devices. However, this isn't working. Of the 36 threads with jetbook in the title, only one is in portable devices. At least half would be in a jetBook forum if there was one. Also, a search for jetbook returns 159 threads. Not all of these should be in a jetBook forum, but there do seem to be enough relevant threads. Note that a readius search returns 24 threads and starebook returns 129 threads. Either a jetBook forum or an Other forum under E-Book Devices that includes jetBook, STAReBOOK and Readius subforums would make sense to me. The advantage of an Other forum is that it provides a place holder for new devices, such as the Foxit eSlick. However, the jetBook may have outgrown the Other category.
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The jetBook really needs a better home on the forum. At present, even though it is a dedicated e-book reader, it is probably under portable devices -> other devices. However, this isn't working. Of the 36 threads with jetbook in the title, only one is in portable devices. At least half would be in a jetBook forum if there was one. Also, a search for jetbook returns 159 threads. Not all of these should be in a jetBook forum, but there do seem to be enough relevant threads. Note that a readius search returns 24 threads and starebook returns 129 threads. Either a jetBook forum or an Other forum under E-Book Devices that includes jetBook, STAReBOOK and Readius subforums would make sense to me. The advantage of an Other forum is that it provides a place holder for new devices, such as the Foxit eSlick. However, the jetBook may have outgrown the Other category.
Agree. What must be done for it? Should we vote or something?
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I think it would be nice for jetBook people to have their own area in the forum as well as Bebook and Astak readers.

But I am not familiar with behind-the-scenes of forums so...

Just wanting to show a vote of support.
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Agree. What must be done for it? Should we vote or something?
Follks... we (the moderators and Alex) know that you guys have asked about this. We have discussed it and it is part of Alex's re-org plan. He just hasn't decided on the best way to do it, or how he will make the changes.

Also, keep in mind, Alex has a full time job and this is his part time hobby. I am constantly amazed at how much he does get done. I know he has a long list of things he wants to do, most that people here have asked for.

So, while something will happen, it won't be tomorrow.

Stay tuned.

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