|11-02-2012, 02:44 AM||#166|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Device: Kobo Auro H2O, PRS-T1
I stumbled onto calibre as a way to organize my reading frenzy. So naturally, I frequent the calibre section, specifically the plugin area. I've also used the 'Which (ereader) should I buy?' section to finally decide on a new ereader.
Both sections have great people on it who are willing to answer any question. The calibre plugin section has lots of great plugins that make calibre work even better for my needs. The people on the other section give great advice to anyone who is unsure of what ereader to get.
It's hard to think of anything that changing could help. However, I noticed some of the specific ereader forums don't have subforums. For example, there's an apple forum, but there is none for those people who are looking for iPad 2 help. The sony section has a feature that allows the reader to see which version of the sony ereader the person is talking about, but it still does not have a sub forum. When I go looking for information on my Sony PRS T1, I have to slog through questions about other ereaders before I can find anything that relates to the one I own. Sub forums for specific ereaders (when there is more than one in a forum section) might be useful.
|11-02-2012, 07:04 AM||#167|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: Samsung Galaxy S3
Wow, time flies!
My favorite MobileRead forum section would probably be Reading Recommendations. I have read many many books over the years, and like suggestions from other readers on what I should read next.
This section could be improved with tagging or subforums for genres, to make it easier to find specific recommendations. If I'm only interested in business books or fantasy etc it can be difficult to find recommendations. This can also help with duplicate threads.
Congrats on 10 years!
|11-02-2012, 08:05 AM||#168|
When's Doughnut Day?
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Houston, TX, US
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPad
I just wanted to pop in and say thank you, Alexander, for starting and maintaining this wonderful site. Starting and maintaining sounds like what you do with a car ... turn the key, add some oil now and then...but obviously this is far more than that. So thanks for your passion and energy. And thanks to all the moderators past and present. And to all the contributors, too (2,500,000,000,000 by Christmas?). I've certainly enjoyed and appreciated everyone's help over the years. No, this is not a giveaway entry. Congrats in advance to the winners!
|11-02-2012, 08:07 AM||#169|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tulsa OK
Congratulations on 10 years. Have come to this site every day since finding it.
As for my favorite forum it would have to be Recommendations. I like hearing what others are reading and why and that is where I get most of my ideas for my next book to read.
If I had one suggestion I would say have sub forums broken into genres. But that is being nit picky and me wanting to make it easier to sift through the stuff I have no interest in. Or maybe genre forums in general. Mystery forum, sic if forum, etc.
Congrats again and thanks for starting this.
|11-02-2012, 10:12 AM||#170|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SF Bay Area, California, USA
Device: Clié; PRS-505; EZR Pocket Pro, PRS-600, Kobo Mini
I had to think about this. There's "where I hang out most" and "what I appreciate most as a resource" and "where I point other people to most often" *koff* whichonedoIbuy *koff*...
My favorite section is probably News. I'm delighted that I can google search for cutting-edge details about ereaders or copyright law or ebook stores... and find a thread I've already been following. Not sure how it could be improved. Maybe more labels? Law/ devices/ ebooks/ resources/ software?
I've only been a member for the last 4 years, but I remember running across Mobileread much earlier than that. I've been peripherally dealing with ebooks since about 1994 when I got one of the Gutenberg collections on CD, and Mobilearead was always high in the search results when I looked for more information. I used the wiki more than I noticed the forums. (I'd love some of us to spend more time tweaking the wiki. Everything's changed so fast in the last few years.)
Happy anniversary, MR! Here's hoping for ten more years coming up!
|11-02-2012, 10:24 AM||#171|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: Nook color
Happy 10th Birthday! This site is a great resource.
My favorite section is the Deals and Freebies forum, where I've picked up numerous books for little money and thereby encountered some great new writers, like Roger Smith of South Africa, that I probably wouldn't have otherwise read.
NO suggestions on improving; I find it functions remarkably well as it is.
|11-02-2012, 11:06 AM||#172|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: iOS devices
My favourite section is undoubtedly the Apple Devices forum (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=170). It has lots of good information and some of the developers of ebook reader software are actively participating there which is fairly useful.
It could be even better if there were less generic topics, though, which do not really concern (mobile) reading at all (e. g. jailbreaking, mobile games, etc.). Of course, such topics have their merits as well, it's just that there are more appropriate forums for such things.
A minor improvement could be to stickify http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=154061 which is about a Wikipedia article which contains a lot of information about the different ebook reading software for Apple devices. (I've tried to get feedback about stickifying it in the feedback forum but, unfortunately, got no, uh, feedback. )
All in all, MobileRead is highly useful and one of the few sites that are always open in one of my browser tabs. :-)
|11-02-2012, 01:31 PM||#173|
YODA's Uglier Twin
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Leicester, UK
Device: PRS-600 and 2 Kindle 3's - and now a K4 + HTC Desire HD
For me the Library of the MR Website is my favourite section as it is the Gateway to the many hundreds of wonderful books contained within ... A quick glance here gives me not only an inexhaustible list of so many works of love penned by our greatest authors of all time, but also the dedicated efforts of the many MR members who properly proof read and format some of the most beautiful literary works ever written ... The dedicated bunch of members involved deserve a Medal ...
As for Improving it well even after 10 years, and many changes and improvements truth is a see little room for further improvement ... Except perhaps a more sophisticated search system that only searches BOOKS and allows advanced search fields,
And should I win by some Miracle ... I would like a Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight and for it to be sent to the Rainbow Childrens Hospice -
Phone: 01509 638000
Perhaps it could be loaded with a large bundle of the many excelent books for children from the MR Library
And send it from the whole MR Membership for the use of any of the Rainbows Service Users !
Oops just realised should be a forum section not a website section - In that case the eBook Upload Section which points to the Library anyway !
Last edited by Kevin2960; 11-02-2012 at 01:47 PM.
|11-02-2012, 01:35 PM||#174|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Nook Color, Nook HD+, Kobo Aura
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (more or less)
Found the site after my first reader purchase was causing me headaches -
if only i had found it first
My first stop whenever i click on your link in my favorites is the news - quite enjoy the "lively" debates and hope the heavier moderation does NOT occur
Most visited though is the "what are we reading" topic, although lately there seems to be the same few posters
Really not sure what could be improved so just hoping for many more years of the same
|11-02-2012, 04:39 PM||#175|
Pac-Man catched my iLiad.
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Germany; next to Baltic Sea
Device: 1st gen iRex iLiad with 2nd ed. battery/case
"random" drawing chooses me. ;-)
Happy Birthday MR! 10 years - to be continued...
My starting point forum section is iRex. Link has been in my bookmarks since 2006! It's pretty quiet there, that's ok, iRex Technologies is bankrupt. Nowaday eBook Readers are mainstream. Everything evolves. My first eink reader iLiad has got a honored place. This forum reminds me of a my first steps at MR.
Last edited by yokos; 11-02-2012 at 04:41 PM. Reason: spelling
|11-02-2012, 05:16 PM||#176|
Join Date: May 2010
Device: Bookeen Cybook Gen3, Kindle 3, Galaxy SIII, Kindle PW
Congrats on starting up this incredible forum 10 years ago!
There are so many good sections and smart people - many discussions are light-years ahead of other media, techblogs or websites.
My favourite section is the calibre forum - again an incredible service this team is providing to help us all organising our e-shelfs.
My hope is that the quality of the discussions will not deteriorate in the future, even as e-readers (and presumably this forum) become more and more popular.
|11-02-2012, 07:03 PM||#177|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Nook Color, Entourage Pocket Edge, iPod Touch 5th Gen
Happy 10th birthday!
I enjoy most all the forums, but the one I spend the most time in is Reading Recommendations, so I'm going with that one as my favorite.
Can't think of any ways to improve it as it's pretty darn perfect, IMHO
|11-02-2012, 11:27 PM||#178|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Michigan, USA
Device: Nook GlowLight, Kindle PW2 & Fire HD 6, iPad Air, Nook Samsung Tab
My favorite forum is "Reading Recommendations." I think it would be awesome if there were some division by genre so I could pinpoint the recommendations that are best suited for me. I've found some good books through there as it is though.
|11-02-2012, 11:31 PM||#179|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: St Louis, MO
Device: Kobo HD Glo, 2 Kindle Fire HDs, Nexus 7, 3 Phablets
Wow 10 years! Congrats! MobileRead has become my second home since joining in 2010. I have never anywhere else had so many posts in such a short time. This place is truly awesome. The MobileRead moderator team is one of best I have seen. They truly do a fantastic job.
It's hard to say what part of the forum is my favorite. I visit the Kindle Forums and Deals and Freebies forum most. They are the two places you can find me hanging out. As for improving those areas. I'm pretty happy how things are over there so I can't think of a thing at the moment.
I'm truly addicted to MR. When you added Tapatalk I bought it and put it on all my Android devices so now I always have MR a click away.
It's so great to come to a community of like minded people who enjoy eReading as much as I do. I truly love it here!
Last edited by Blossom; 11-02-2012 at 11:34 PM.
|11-02-2012, 11:38 PM||#180|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Happy Birthday Mobileread!
My favorite forum is the Writer's Corner. There's a ton to figure out when you want to get published or self-publish, and it's invaluable to have a group that has done it already.
By way of improvement, I'd love to see some more engagement for the section. For example, MR could sponsor a quarterly short story competition. Not only would you tap this great concentration of talent, but you might even tease more readers into the writer's pool -- the more the merrier. To channel a favorite movie, Ratatouille, a bit, everyone can write, and a competition with a low barrier to entry (short story, friendly community judging) might bring new writers into the Corner.
No need for prizes or anything, by sponsorship I just mean assemble some judges, choose a theme each quarter, set up the x best stories for voting and feature the winner's story. It would be a nice community-building program.
Last edited by Marseille; 11-02-2012 at 11:45 PM.
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