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Doin' it 4 Tv

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May be we are just lucky that we saw the few that  sneaked through the spam filters. I just had a quick look at the  spam log of the unrelated forum I am moderating and our spam filters blocked 16800 spam attacks. And that is on a small insignificant forum. 😎 

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BoxOffice

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The original forum didn't have spam posters 

 

This one does  so not fair 

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And the same to you and your family, Beetle

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Firstly I don't think that we should simply accept bad service from any provider. So, I'm not going to stop complaining or/complimenting someone, or some organisation as I see fit. We stop complaining and sit back and do nothing and, in the case of Multichoice we lose content. Yes, like the FA Cup matches. So, complaining has it's uses and helps keep companies on their toes. Even if some companies take little to no notice of the complaints. Ok, sometimes perhaps I also need to understand that I cannot always get what I want and maybe go overboard in asking for something but I'll rather ask/complain and receive an answer. Even if it's an answer I don't want to hear. 
Perhaps Optimist has the right idea and companies need to learn from their mistakes but I'll stick to my being a complaining nuisance and pest. 

Then secondly, may I wish everyone who reads this message a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and may you all be blessed with much happiness and good fortune during 2019. If driving anywhere, whether it be on holiday or simply going visiting, please take care on the road and get back safely. Here's to a wonderful 2019 to you all. God bless. 

Red Carpet

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My New Year's resolution - try to complain / report less, companies must learn from their mistakes if service can ever be hoped to improve.

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Thanks JeanP and the same to you and your family. Also to anyone else who happens to be reading this may you, and your families, have a blessed Christmas with much joy, peace and happiness. God bless you all. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

BoxOffice

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Merry Christmas everyone 🎄🎄
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GeoffD is it only the servers that are overseas or are those moderating our posts from this Community Site also stationed there? I always thought that this site was being run locally? However, whether locally or from overseas MC need to get people at the top who know what they are doing. Whoever is now in charge, or has been for the past three or so years, is making a complete mess of things. Both with their Forums and content. Better just leave it there. For now anyway.

As for Facebook and Twitter? I do see a couple of "helps" being given there by MC personel but it's mostly of the "send me your details via DM and someone will contact you" reply. Which is great and to be appreciated but often, as we saw on the old forum, answers given by the "knowledgeable ones" here, were of considerable help to others as well. I know that some of the help offered to others went a long way to assisting me as well. Obviously, there are certain queries that need to be confidential but certainly not every one. 

Will agree though that one needs to be careful about who one has as a friend on Facebook. Even then one can still get inundated with some unwanted news feeds. But overall, I find Facebook a way of keeping in contact with family and friends from upcountry and a few overseas. This doesn't mean I haven't deleted some. 


Doin' it 4 Tv

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I deleted my Facebook account when I got fed up with all the fake news and other tripe that my "friends" felt obliged to share with me. It is not that easy to get out of face book permanently. Just google it and find out how to go about it. Twitter I never joint and never will 

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Red Carpet

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[line inserted to fool that spam control filter]

 

Unfortunately, MC believed the Lithium snake oil salesman and destroyed a vibrant forum consisting of concerned customers and  MC people who took service delivery seriously. It turned this into a non-existent contact point as a result.

 

It is the same with the other one the Telkom Lithium Community.  It is dead. There are only two people on there that want to communicate, with NO Telkom monitoring or involvement at all. You can guess who those two people are.

And MC just refuses to accept, that not everyone wants to join the Facebook and Twitter social media sites.

So yes at the moment, there is only a very small handful of us left who help with installation issues. 

The Knowledge Base has not been activated, we are not allowed to create our own blogs, the basic functionality of the SW is full of holes, and just about nothing has been attended to, to fix blatant errors in the implementation.

The only major move I have seen is that the Community is now hosted out of Switzerland instead of the USA, which still makes no sense at all to me. I presume the mass exodus of technical personnel to Irdeto in the Netherlands somehow has influenced that move.

Correction, that was yesterday. The Community is now hosted on a server IN the Netherlands. Must have moved over last night. Explains why the Community went off last night for a while.

At least the Community is now free of the Optinet and Mweb mess! But the RTT is now 213ms or more because of the servers' location overseas (ixdnr77584.lithium.com [46.19.168.63]), on rather messy routings via Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

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