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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Octo LNB; 2 by 2x4 MS; 2 by ES 5-2; Dedicated PSU for LNB, ES's, MS's; HD PVR 4P x 2; Explora 1; DSD 660; FSM
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Well, sitting around with nothing better to do so thought I'd get involved in some enlightening conversations here on the Community Forum. WOW!!! No replies to my football post nor the lounge post for over a week!!! Nothing new been posted either. Also made some comment about some rubbish I'd seen and that also fell down flat!! (Blade Runner 2049). 

I can fully understand there being no responses to any of my posts but for nothing new being posted on any of those threads is highly surprising and is indicating the end of the Community. Did see something posted by Optimist regarding slipping standards by Mnet, I think it was? Personally, if I had any DStv shares I'll seriously be considering selling them. Notice that Showmax is closing in some or other country up north as well. (Whether I'm allowed to state these things here or not I don't really care anymore. MC don't seem to bother with this Community Forum and very few others even visit. Or if they do they merely look at what the upcoming highlights are). 

Ok will check in again sometime in the future. Just when I don't know. Such a pity how what was once a vibrant, entertaining and highly informative site, the old one, has now become a pitiful and very poor Community Forum. Sad. Really sad. 

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GeoffD - thanks for the link but it's not all that important so I'll let it go. 

 

Optimist - you disappoint me. I'm going to miss the banter. And the insults. At the moment I'm receiving lots of insults and "advice" from the wife but I've long since learnt how to turn a deaf ear to her comments. Too late in life to change that now. 

 

Krugie and JeanP - Yes, I notice that most of the posts currently being made are coming from yourselves in the Series or Movies Section. I haven't looked to see how many views each post is receiving but I wouldn't be surprised if the totals are down compared to a few months ago. Also wondering how most are now receiving their help from MC? Help which they could have previously received from the "intelligent ones" here. 

Anyone got anything interesting to say, add? 

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@JeanP wrote:

Seems to be dying very slowly and painfully

 


Yup - exactly like I predicted it was going to quite early on - due to lack of MC involvement.

 

Octo-LNB to 2 x 5.2 switches. Explora1 (Prim) & HDPVR 2P (Sec), Samsung 55" UA55F8500 Smart 3D LED TV, HDMI picture & audio via Onkyo TX-NR626
receiver. Explora2 in bedroom, HDMI picture & audio to Samsung 32" UA32F5500 Smart LED TV. 100Mbps M-Web fibre (OpenServe).
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I agree with you all. This "community" if it can still be called that more like ghost town, Seems to be dying very slowly and painfully

 

We can't keep it alive all by ourselves 

--Explora 1 & 2a--
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Hardly here now BB, you'll have to get your insults elsewhereStick Out Toungue.jpg

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If you are still around Beetle, then this is where you will find your posts if they just vanish

https://community.dstv.com/t5/premod/moderationitemspage/

 

And yes,  there is very little going on. There are a few of us still around and we post when something comes up, but frankly, the MC support we get is really thin.

As to reporting issues myself?

I have found it is not worth the effort. If it involves EPG issues, the attention is poor, and sometimes just reporting an issue triggers off even more problems.

There is one that I have learnt to live with because of this. because I know if I report it they are going start fiddling and that will result in identifiers being reset then lots of things break. So as it does not interfere with my schedules, I will leave it be.

 

 

Octo LNB; 2 by 2x4 MS; 2 by ES 5-2; Dedicated PSU for LNB, ES's, MS's; HD PVR 4P x 2; Explora 1; DSD 660; FSM
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Well this is very strange and yet another failure on the part of this Community Forum. 

Yesterday, I typed a fairly long message here advising that I was just popping in to see what was going on and then added one or two other comments. Saw it as being posted. Now that post is no longer here. However, the problem MAY have been with my later going back and making an edit to the post. 

I notice that things are fairly dead here. Not just the Lounge but elsewhere as well. Oh, there are a couple of posts in the movies and series forums but that's about it. Even the Community Help posts seem to have dried up? When I looked yesterday I noticed, if I was looking correctly, that there's been NO new posts for the past MONTH!!!!!! Or have I missed them?

So, with the Community Forum all but being dead and not knowing how long we'll be communicating with each other I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has ever helped me in any way with whatever problem it was that I was having. THANK YOU!!! Also to all the others who joined in with banter, INSULTS - yes Optimist and Toto, even you two Smiley Very Happy, and whatever sort of communication we may have had together I'd like to say thanks for the fun and help. There are lots of you and I'm afraid that if I start mentioning names I'll be certain to leave someone out. Although not meeting any of you in person, thankfully perhaps, it has always been a fun filled community for myself. So to all of you ... thanks. 

Hopefully, things will liven up and we'll be able to continue as we have in the past with lots more banter and news. But I do fear for the future of this Community of ours. 

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@JeanP wrote:

Stan Lee has died today aged 95. Rest in peace you will be missed 😭😩😇


How strange, we decided to watch the CU+ movie Mallrats again yesterday - not something done often, and the first of our choices to have Stan Lee guest starring in it.

 

RIP

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Stan Lee has died today aged 95. Rest in peace you will be missed 😭😩😇

--Explora 1 & 2a--