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Old 11-18-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Tablet section needed

I've just noticed that there's a mistake on MR. Tablets are being lumped in with eink readers when they don't actually belong there. There should be a tablet section for all the various tablets. Then subsections for the different brands. It would make finding information about tablets a lot easier then it is now. As it is now, tablet information is so all over the place that it's quite hard to find what's there. Something should be done soon before this gets even more convoluted.
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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That makes a lot of sense to me.
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It's an overdue issue, but strictly the tablets are not, in themselves, readers .....
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:37 PM   #4
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... and there is an Android and an Apple section already.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:39 PM   #5
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I agree, makes sense to keep the pretend 'readers' away from the serious readers.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:22 AM   #6
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... and there is an Android and an Apple section already.

The "A" Brigade ....
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:38 AM   #7
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This is hardly what I would call a "mistake", and frankly I don't see any need to change. Plus changing introduces questions such as where do the KF and NT go? Right now they're happily in sub-fora of their respective main fora. And that seems to be working for the membership. Splitting out tablets to a whole new section will fragment the discussion and not improve it, IMO.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:47 PM   #8
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So where are the sections for all the different tablets that members have? There isn't such. So basically, posts about these other tablets have to be lumped in some section that doesn't identify them at all. And if we get Windows based tablets, there's no place for them. So yes, having a tablet section is needed. For the less popular tablets, prefixes would work fine until it's deemed that they become popular enough.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:49 PM   #9
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This is hardly what I would call a "mistake", and frankly I don't see any need to change. Plus changing introduces questions such as where do the KF and NT go? Right now they're happily in sub-fora of their respective main fora. And that seems to be working for the membership. Splitting out tablets to a whole new section will fragment the discussion and not improve it, IMO.
Sure, the Fire is from Amazon, but it's a tablet. So it doesn't belong in the reader section at all. It belongs in a section with the nook tablet, iPad & iPad 2 and others.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:19 AM   #10
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This is hardly what I would call a "mistake", and frankly I don't see any need to change. Plus changing introduces questions such as where do the KF and NT go? Right now they're happily in sub-fora of their respective main fora. And that seems to be working for the membership. Splitting out tablets to a whole new section will fragment the discussion and not improve it, IMO.
It apparently doesn't work for "the" membership. Some people have problems with it (and it's not only Jon).

I already mentioned it on another thread about a new sub-forum for one of those tablets...

If I have a question about the difference between the Fire, Nook, Vox, Samsung tablet and the Ipad, where would I post it?
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:58 AM   #11
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Historically the separation on MR is by manufacturer, not by function. I say leave it alone, use sub-forums as is currently being done. I belong to other forums where the devices are separated by function (cell phones, tablets, readers) and it doesn't work well.
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Jon, if you actually had one of these devices--whether by Nook, Kobo, or Amazon--you might feel differently.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #13
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Nope.. I wouldn't. My wife has an iPad and I do use it sometimes. But as said before, there is no appropriate place to talk about tablets.
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If I have a question about the difference between the Fire, Nook, Vox, Samsung tablet and the Ipad, where would I post it?
"Which one should I buy?"

(But seriously, why not in the general Android section? Why else do we have it?)
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"Which one should I buy?"

(But seriously, why not in the general Android section? Why else do we have it?)
What if I wanted to talk about say the differences between The Blackberry Playbook, the HP Touchpad, the Apple iPad2, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab? No place to really do so.
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