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Any home for the Acorn System?

Post by Kazzie » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:04 pm

It's occurred to me that in the 8-bit area of the forum, we don't actually have a sub-forum for the Acorn System line of machines. Give that several System-related posts have been made in the Atom sub-forum, might it be worth renaming it as "Acorn Atom and System"?

(Alternatively, the powers that be might think the line deserves a separate sub-forum...)
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Re: Any home for the Acorn System?

Post by Arcadian » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:03 pm

Thanks for flagging this, good observation.

Whilst I personally would be happy to combine the two, it'd be nice to get some input from Kees, Wim, Phill, Dave, Roland and the other stalwarts of the Atom group, as well as the other mods/admins of course.

Adding a new subgroup for the System machines shouldn't be too much of a problem, though it's unlikely to be used as frequently as some of the other forums I guess..
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Re: Any home for the Acorn System?

Post by Prime » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:05 pm

Kazzie wrote:It's occurred to me that in the 8-bit area of the forum, we don't actually have a sub-forum for the Acorn System line of machines. Give that several System-related posts have been made in the Atom sub-forum, might it be worth renaming it as "Acorn Atom and System"?

(Alternatively, the powers that be might think the line deserves a separate sub-forum...)
Peronally, I'd say rename it, as the Atom is effectively a tape based System in a single board, with an onboard BASIC rom.

Also from a practical point of view there's probably less traffic in the Atom sub forum, than in the Beeb/Master/Electron forums, which are grouped together as they all run very similar system software too. (A version of MOS and normally a version of BBC basic).

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Re: Any home for the Acorn System?

Post by roland » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:21 pm

I agree on renaming the forum. The computers have a lot in common and if there are too much posts for the System computers then we can always split the forum afterwards.
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Re: Any home for the Acorn System?

Post by oss003 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:18 pm

I think it's a good idea to add the System range to the Atom group.

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Re: Any home for the Acorn System?

Post by 1024MAK » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:17 pm

No objection from me, I agree with renaming the sub-forum.

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Re: Any home for the Acorn System?

Post by richardtoohey » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:34 am

So are we ... splitting the Atom ... [topic]? :lol: :lol: \:D/ [-X :-$ :-# :-#

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Re: Any home for the Acorn System?

Post by ask_nz » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:43 am

I agree with renaming it - def confusing at the moment.

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Re: Any home for the Acorn System?

Post by Kazzie » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:01 pm

Did you come to a conclusion about this suggestion?
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