|10-30-2012, 09:57 AM||#16|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: The Third World
Device: iLiad + PRS-505 + Kindle 3
Ten years Internet time is something like a century human time...
Great job, you all!
My favourite section is the Reading Reccomendations, and particularly the Book Club section.
That's because, having started reading this forum (about one year before my actual subscription) looking for information about technology, I think I am now a little bit over the geek phase, and I'm using my devices as means. The MR RR and BC sections are really helping me to make the best use of those readers (and making me give some money to Jeff Bezos, too...)
It's hard to think how they could be better than this... Maybe dividing the Reccomendations forum into genre-specific subsections. But this has a downside, too: if there was a "General Fiction" section I'd have been there less frequently and maybe missed some good read...
|10-30-2012, 10:02 AM||#17|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2
Congratulations on your anniversary.
I usually stop over at least once a day to look out for ebook reader news. Currently I prefer the Kobo section, because I am eagerly awaiting my Kobo glo, but I also delve into the ebooks and calibre section.
Thanks for such a wonderful place in the internet, which is (mostly) free of stupid flame wars, spam or other stuff and so full of information, people willing to help and answer every question and also thanks for all the people formatting, proof-reading and putting up public domain ebooks.
For the next ten years (at least). Imagine what mobile ereaders might look like then. Do you imagine, DRM will then still be around?
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|10-30-2012, 10:03 AM||#18|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: HDX 8.9, AuraHD, Nook HD+, Kindle 2,3,T , Opus, Nexus7, iPhone5, etc
I don't know that I have a favorite section, but Reading Reccomendations and Deals are probably at the top along with News.
I don't think I'd change Reading Reccomendations and divide it up into genre areas. If people really want something like that maybe genre prefix tags would be the way to go instead of separate sections.
Thanks to Alex and the moderators for making MR such a great place to hang out.
|10-30-2012, 10:03 AM||#19|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Device: iPad 2
Personally, the Writers' Corner is the place to be.
I initially found MobileRead because I wanted to discuss a specific book. Since then I've hung around for some time, and found a lot more.. Especially a lust for writing my own books, and for that, Writers' Corner is very helpful to me!
if anything could be improved in that forum, I guess it would be a wiki page with an index of all the common questions asked by new writers, or just an overview of helpful threads for aspiring writers as myself - The wiki page could be linked to as a sticky at the top of the Writers' Corner sub-forum.
Edit: Oh, and even though I've already written it in another thread - Happy birthday!
|10-30-2012, 10:13 AM||#20|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Virginia, US
Device: Kobo Wifi, Kobo Glo
I joined MobileRead close to a year ago, admittedly mostly for the Kobo hacking information
here. Overall, this site is just fantastic.
I spend most of my time in the Kobo and Kindle sections, especially in the dev corners.
I like these sections because of the many smart and friendly people that make it what it is.
As for improvement, I'd like to see fewer similar threads scattered throughout the various
forum sections, though I know that it's difficult to prevent.
|10-30-2012, 10:14 AM||#21|
missing my cat
Join Date: Jul 2011
Late to the party as usual, but I am enjoying the party immensely.
Tough call for choosing a favourite section, but Reading Recommendations wins by a nose. I realize that many would probably call me out stating some silly statistic that more than 90% of my posts are in some place called The Lounge and I would be remiss in not mentioning The Lounge as perhaps the most good-natured and humorous area in the entire Internet, but in the end, I came here because I read and the recommendations section has led me to Charles Stross, Diane Duane, Haruki Murakami, Paul Auster, …
So what would make it better? Less politicking in the book clubs? But we are all passionate about the books we read, the books we want to read, and, as well, the books we don’t want to read. It's hard to fault people pushing their books over others.
Kudos to a great forum to all those involved in the creation and running of MobileRead.
|10-30-2012, 10:16 AM||#22|
Lost and clueless
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: PRS-T1, Kobo Glo, Kindle for Andriod, Kobo for Android
Congratulations on Ten years, doesn't time fly?
Ok, favourite section? My favourite section tends to change with the ereader I'm currently using. I use the forum mostly for help and advice on my reader, so that would mean that I'd have to choose either the Sony or, now that I've a Kobo Glo, the Kobo section.
But what about the reading recommendations? I've picked up some great tips from there over the time I've been a member?
No, I'm going to choose the Calibre support section. Without Calibre and the work put in by this forums members in the support forum I'm not sure I'd have stuck with my original Sony ereader as the software was so 'clunky'. Calibre showed me that an ereader could be fun and easy to use.
So long live Calibre, and long live the whole board. You've helped to make my reading experience a joy.
|10-30-2012, 10:16 AM||#23|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Device: Kindle Touch, Kindle PaperWhite
Hi and Feliz Cumpleaños ;-))
Yo como nuevo usuario, me gustaría recomendar la nueva sección que se ha abierto en Mobileread. Foros en español, a la que le deseo los mejores augurios.
Un fuerte abrazo
|10-30-2012, 10:17 AM||#24|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lancaster, PA
Congratulations on your 10th Birthday. Although I don't post often, I lurk here pretty much every day and value your site very highly.
My favorite forum is the Calibre forum - I really appreciate the effort Kovid and all the others make. I couldn't imagine having an e-reader without mobileread.com and Calibre.
Here's to 10 more great years!
|10-30-2012, 10:18 AM||#25|
Grand Scheme of Things
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near a Tim Hortons, most likely.
Device: Kindle 7th Gen, Moto G (overdrive and Moon+ Reader pro)
I love the Deals and Freebies Resource section! I've discovered new reads that I otherwise wouldn't have thought of.
Happy Tenth Birthday, Mobileread!
|10-30-2012, 10:24 AM||#26|
creator of calibre
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Congratulations, Alex. Here's to another decade!
I can honestly say that without MR, calibre would not exist. It was here that I found a community of like minded people to help with the initial reverse engineering of the first ebook readers and formats, way back in 2006. And lots of encouragement to go on developing calibre from its humble beginnings as libprs500 Without the support and encouragement of this community, the world (for me) would be a very different place.
|10-30-2012, 10:27 AM||#27|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Device: Onyx Boox i62HD
I'm a very recent member (in fact, I registered yesterday ), but I have already found a lot of valuable information in these forums. I found this page when I was searching for information to buy my first eReader, and I love it.
I have used the search box a lot to find information about specific topics. Maybe a filtering option to find results only from a certainc forum or in a specific date range would help. EDITED: I have discovered that this is already possible, so nothing else to add
Appart from that, I'm spending most of my time in the Onyx Boox forum, but I don't have any suggestions yet.
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|10-30-2012, 10:28 AM||#28|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seattle, USA
Device: Kindle PW, K-Touch, Nook GL, K-Fire, Kobo Aura
Congratulations on 10 years! I bought my first ereader back in March and somehow stumbled over MR in May while searching for some sort of library management software. I stayed in the Calibre forums at first. When I lost my fear of someday losing my drm-laden books, I hung out in the Reading Recommendations forums. I enjoy the Book Club and have read all winning books and some runners-up. The natural progression led me to the Book Buying Addicts Thread.
I probably spend most time now in the Deals and Freebies forum. Like others, I go to MR every morning right after pouring the heart-pumping cuppa joe. There is still too much to discover to suggest any changes or improvements.
|10-30-2012, 10:40 AM||#29|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Device: kobo touch
My favourite is the Lounge area. There is quite a bit of silliness there and there are days when I really need the laugh.
Thanks for a great site. To many more years
|10-30-2012, 10:41 AM||#30|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Device: iPad3, Voyage
Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!
I have too many favorites (as well as too many ereaders), but just wanted to thank you and everyone involved for giving us this fabulous resource.
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