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That's the way it is.
I agree - I really see no reason to split it like this other than
a joint forum for Mac and PC users, maybe?
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Villagers: "Nope, its as flat as a disc."
Pythagoras: "Why do you say that?"
Villagers: "That's the way it is."
To me, the Windows and Mac sub-forums are for discussing issues specific to those platforms while everything else goes into the general sub-forum. Why does that not make sense?
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It makes sense to me.
If I have a question about the way a mouse click works or how the programs interact on a particular platform, it makes sense to put it in with the appropriate OS.
Long term, I would hope that most of the posts will be editing related and not "how do I install" type stuff.
" the Windows and Mac sub-forums are for discussing issues specific to those platforms while everything else goes into the general sub-forum. Why does that not make sense?"
well Eddie,- as a guideline it seems ok but when You see how this is beeing put in to pactice it's a different story. A bit inconvinient if You ask me - as a windows based user.
So one proposal from me: Instead make it possible to tag each post as "win" or "mac" and make ONE FORUM of it all.
Certainly there must be a number of postings in the mac-department that could be of interest for everyone.
" I would hope that most of the posts will be editing related and not "how do I install" type stuff."
there will always be someone out there who will have these questions.
And I would agree with the windows, mac and general forums. Seems logical. Otherwise, if you had a general question that applied to both systems. then you would have to cruise both the mac and windows forums to see if anything applied to your situation.
"Certainly there must be a number of postings in the mac-department that could be of interest for everyone."
I don't have a mac.
If the questions in the Mac forum only apply to MAcs, how could they interest a PC user. Anything not Mac specific should be in the General forum. This applies to PC issues as well of course.
If some complains about OnLocation, I don't want to waste time figuring out why he can't install it and then find out he has a Mac, you know?
This is a no-brainer issue, let's face it Mac and Windows are different with their own solutions.
> Instead make it possible to tag each post as "win" or "mac" and make ONE FORUM of it all.
Much like hosting this Premiere forum on the AVID Xpress forum since the are both NLE's; stupid.
try looking at the "general discussion" vs "windows" and please enlighten (keyligth?) the differences between the two.
Idar, this discussion is a no-brainer, there are clear reasons why there is a forum for Mac, a CS3, and a general forum.
Mac - For users of CS3 on a Mac, simple.
CS3 - For users on a PC, again simple.
General Discussion - What's that a
i General discusion?
This forum is for all news, in general relating to Adobe Premiere CS3 on any platform. The other 2 forums are geared towards problem solving, the general is a 'lounge' of sorts but more technical.
I'm out, before I start
If you look, you will find cases of posts in places where they should have been posted elsewhere. We are users, and can not be expected to police the other posts. However, it would be even harder to get people to put "Mac" or "PC" or "Both" next to their name. If the profile allowed that, it would solve problems.
>We are users, and can not be expected to police the other posts.
I don't agree with that. Both John T. and myself were somewhat policing the 2.0 forum in regard to HD, multicam and hardware posts being in the wrong forum. I think overall we were doing OK. Then we were asked to stop, and if you look now, the forums are a mess, with posts appearing all over the place.
Much less organized, I think. But, it's what the moderator asked for.
My point here is that we users, and especially us regulars, certainly can effectively police the forums to a degree - if we were allowed to.
Jim, do you really want to police the forums all day long? Or would you rather devote that time to helping people?
I'm glad there are separate forums, so I don't have to preface every post with "On platform X..."
Personally, I would have rather had the "General Forum" at the top with the "Mac Forum" and "Windows Forum" as sub-forums under it much like the PPro 2.0 forum has with "HD" and "Hardware" as sub-forums.
Its not the separation of MAC and PC forums, but the "General Forum" that created confusion, yes for some, if not it would not be a topic here.
Yes, more like the PPro 2.0 forum with its sub-forums would be a good idea, but judging by the responses it is apparently not a problem.
>do you really want to police the forums all day long?
Hey, I'm here anyway. No skin off my back to let someone know where the right forum is.
Jim - someone has to do it or it would be a mess - and you and John T does it well, providing links along the way. Thank You.
Forums are fine the way they are.
I like them, very easy to navigate through. The actual fact that they are spit up into PPRO's different versions and PC & Mac subforums is just great, makes it much easier to get around, why anyone would question this is beyond me!
Thanks to all involved for a great forum. Keep it up!!