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Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by Mussels, Aug 15, 2010.

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  1. I like it

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  3. I have better names for them

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  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    we've been getting lots of ideas about this kind of stuff lately, and i think i've narrowed it down to some section names that make sense, and dont have that sense of vagueness - do i put a question about a soundcard in 'general audio' or 'general hardware' ?


    My suggestions are as such:

    Portable Gadgets and Home Entertainment.


    Portable gadgets covers phones, PDA's, music players, portable gaming consoles. Anything you can take with you, is covered here. No overlap with any of the existing forum sections.

    Home entertainment covers audio (home cinema/surround sound setup, as well as PC oriented stuff), games consoles, HDTV choices, projectors, and that kind of thing.
    It also doesnt conflict much with existing sections, except for the blurry line with monitors and HDTV's filling the same role in some setups.
     
  2. [Ion]

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    I like it.
    Would a laptop be a "portable gadget"?
     
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    I like it, but somethings bugs me about it... idk, maybe I`m just weird
     
  4. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i'd think they'd go more in general hardware - maybe rename that to general PC hardware?
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    OK. My friend considers his EEEPC a gadget, but I dunno really. Maybe a netbook would be, but I have a hard time considering my 14" laptop a "gadget".
    I definitely like the gadgets section idea, not so keen on the audio section, but maybe others would be
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    hence calling it home entertainment, and not audio. covers a broader range.
     
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    home entertainment suggests htpc hardware too which shouldnt be included imo
     
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    Any laptop can be portable even mine even though i need to be a weight lifter to carry it.

    I voted in the positive dont see any reason why not im sure it would be quite popular.
     
  9. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    hmmm...


    portable gadgets is the one that really has my attention as a 'needed' section, since we have nowhere to discuss phones + MP3 players on forum.

    anyone got ideas to replace home entertainment, that doesnt conflict with general hardware?
     
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    I like it, I guess whatever makes it easier for the mods & Wizz to organise the site better:toast:
     
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    maybe
    "Portable and Handheld Items"
    and
    "A/V Hardware and Software Support (Multi-Platform)"
     
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    that would be nice i think
     
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    Actually,
    "A/V Hardware and Components Support (Multi-Platform)"
    or
    "A/V Hardware and Audio Components (Multi-Platform)"

    The "software" shouldn't be in there, thinking about it now.
     
  14. Mussels

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    Portable Gadgets

    and

    A/V Hardware

    sounds ok to me, what about you w1zz?
     
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    Could this also be a place to discuss and show off your other related pc accessories such as keyboards, mouse, printers, monitors etc...?
     
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    This is why I like Kriej's idea of Gadgets and Peripherals.

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=127265

    There are enough A/V forums elsewhere for home entertainment and sound stuff. I never looked at TPU as a home entertainment website. Sound cards are a topic that come up from time to time but they fit fine in general hardware.

    General hardware can cover many things that the other forums don't cover and that's good. I'd rather the main forum layout keep as simple as possible. Once another forum gets added, another one will be brought up to be added, and again and again.

    This is why gadgets and peripherals works. Just a peripherals section wouldn't be worth it, but with the advent of all of these new smartphones (which are like mini pc's) and other gadgets that we use with our PC's there should be enough traffic to keep a "Gadgets and Peripherals" section busy while keeping the General Hardware section busy.

    *Sorry about the grammar, Im on my phone. :)
     
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    When you put it like that, I totally agree erocker

    P.S: if I would write that text with my iTouch, it would of taken me 20 minutes :roll: Thanks for the effort :p though I know you don't suck on it like me lol
     
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    Agreed:toast:
     
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    If there isn't a section, put it in General Hardware. It's not like there's SO much traffic in there that stuff gets buried within days.
     

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