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View Poll Results: Should Alex start a Jetbook Forum?
Yes, C'mon Alex!! 90 79.65%
No 14 12.39%
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:35 PM   #16
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who keeps voting "no", and why??
Actually 12.2% is close to right on, there will always be around 10% spoilers. We are fortunate here, they usually have lawyers!
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:37 PM   #17
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It would be much better to have a Jetbook forum than a Readius forum. The Jetbook exists right NOW. The Readius may get here eventually.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:46 PM   #18
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It would be much better to have a Jetbook forum than a Readius forum. The Jetbook exists right NOW. The Readius may get here eventually.

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Old 05-27-2009, 12:25 PM   #19
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Dunno why we shouldn't have a separate Jetbook forum. It's an available device, quite different from others offering, and is attracting a lot of interests.

The only issue would be the time necessary to create it. It may seem trivial but don't forget Alex is graciously running all of MR during his free time.

There are many others new Ebook reader but most of them are just rebranded Netronix clones. I believe all Netronix clone should be regrouped in one forum, as they only differ by their firmwares.

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Old 05-27-2009, 06:23 PM   #21
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Dunno why we shouldn't have a Jetbook forum. It's an available device, quite different from others offering, and is attracting a lot of interests.

The only issue would be the time necessary to create it. It may seem trivial but don't forget Alex is graciously running all of MR during his free time.
Thank you, Faenad. Thats a very observant response.

@Alex.....I think our Jetbook forum supporters would be happy with a response from you just saying its on your "to do " list.

We can be patient if we know its on the horizon, right people?
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I voted no.

A new forum takes time to moderate and further disperses the information and movement on the forum. Just because something CAN have a new forum, doesn't mean it needs one.

When a device generates enough posts that it gets annoying to parse through them in other forums - it should get its own forum (assuming someone is willing to play mod for it).
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When a device provides sufficiently popular or intriguingly technologically unique that it needs space to work itself out.

I don't think the Jetbook meets either requirement. It's not terribly popular, AFAIK it isn't being hacked uniquely, and doesn't read any proprietary formats or need special conversions that aren't handled in other areas already. It doesn't seem to require special needs or special attention.

So I voted no, just now. I ran a popular forum for years and we went through the "let's invent a forum for everything" stage and it ended up just being a terrible, terrible idea.

Maybe that will change. But currently it doesn't seem to be the case.
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And the iPhone absolutely DOES deserve its own forum for the exact reasons I mentioned above.

I don't use it as a reader myself... but evidently lots of people are, LOTS, and it does require some special attention to make it work properly with anything but the Kindle reader.
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Another yes. I know when I was shopping around I had dismissed the Jetbook out of hand with 'oh, its not eInk' thoughts. We need a forum to highlight there are other easy on the eyes solutions besides eInk.

If Jetbook is too specific maybe something like 'Other E-Ink Readers' (Cool-er, eSlick, Readius, etc), 'Non E-Ink Dedicated Readers' (JetBook and... ah, the eBookman?), 'Other Devices' (PDAs, iPhone, netbooks, etc)
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:30 AM   #25
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:09 AM   #26
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I wonder who is following the results?

Well, at the very least, now we have a more 'organized' plea for a forum.

Why I care I don't know. No other reader than a Kindle1 shall ever cross my eyes.

Wait. That didn't come out right.

And I do know why I care.........because you people do.
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I wonder who is following the results?

Well, at the very least, now we have a more 'organized' plea for a forum.

Why I care I don't know. No other reader than a Kindle1 shall ever cross my eyes.

Wait. That didn't come out right.

And I do know why I care.........because you people do.
Maybe jetBook will be your next choice and I also hope that Alex noticed your poll
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Yes please. I bought a jetBook and sold my Kindle 1. The buyer said my jetBook screen was sharper.

I also have an iPod Touch which allows me to purchase Kindle Books and transfer them to the jetBook after dedrming them.

IMHO the user experience of the jetBook is better than the Kindle, or any e-ink screen. The TFT non-backlit screen is easier to read and the instant page turns make e-ink seem slow as molasses. I would not go back to it as it exists today.

Everyone here who has purchased one seems to agree. Ectaco seems to be monitoring these forums and have promised dictionary support by the end of May for the new formats. The latest software upgrade fixed a bug in the auto off feature where it didn't always kick in. I have not experienced that problem once since installing version 30i.

The jetBook supports folders!

It is definitely a contender. The fact is, a MR jetBook forum will increase jetBook sales significantly. They deserve it. They have given me the best ereader on the market for my needs. MobileRead is the only ebook/ereader forum I am a member of because I have not found the need to look elsewhere. I like this place. I would like to see my ereader of choice adequately represented here. Thanks.
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:05 AM   #29
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I voted Yes! in the poll but I'm wondering if we're coming close to being annoying about this subject,how many times do we ask a question before it sounds like whining?
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Let me assure you that the requests for a Jetbook forum are NOT being ignored by the moderating team. Alex, who runs the site, is unfortunately tied up with "real world" stuff at present, but I know that it is high on his priority list to sort out when he gets some time to attend to it.
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