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Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by criptck, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    mAYBE_i~LL_jUST_mAKE_up_nEW_wAYS_tO_cOMMUNICATE*

    Or maybe we can stick to the language we have already agreed on.
     
  2. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Actually this is easier for me to read than the first post! :D
    Hey lighten up! You're never going to reach a post count in the thousands if you're that strict on topics. ;) And kudos on the excellent style of your post! :up:

    One lesson I've learned about forums is that if a post you don't like isn't bad enough to justify reporting to the admins, complaining about it in another post probably will not accomplish much.
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Or even the language upon which we have already agreed.
     
  4. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Correct but too minor (compared to the style deficiencies of the first post) to be worth concern, at least in the relatively informal vehicle of a forum. The impact on clarity is practically nil IMHO.

    Also, apparently this agreement (on American English) is only implicit. I don't remember agreeing to it either within the forum or in my life. I even checked the forum rules. Actually I would prefer that the rules explicitly state that English is the official forum language, but I couldn't find that.

    I note there has been no response from the OP. Was he/she a hit/run poster? Or did we solve their problem? Or are they miffed by our critique of their posting style?
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    You agreed in utero.
     
  6. Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

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    I'm not interested in reaching a certain post count. I post to give relevant answers or to ask questions.

    Please, let's stick to the subject!

    Thank you!
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    I'm still waiting for a link to the official announcement of your appointment to your position.

    Also, while a large post count may not indicate anything, the fact that you have made less than 50 posts in 5 years mitigates against the reality of your expressed desire to help people.
     
  8. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Since the OP has never come back to respond, shouldn't we just let this thread sit until such time as that happens?
     
  9. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Admirable policy although I don't see a post where you've implemented it in this thread. (What have I missed?)

    And a little levity mixed in doesn't hurt. The OP was given serious on-topic responses and hasn't even responded. I don't feel guilty about getting off topic in this case.
     
  10. westom

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    Understand why damage happens. A destructive current always has one path into the appliance. And a different outgoing path to earth. Often the outgoing path suffers damage. HDMI is a common outgoing path. A destructive current incoming on AC mains. Outgoing on HDMI. Ethernet and other ports are unharmed when a better outgoing path is HDMI.

    That current will find a destructive path to earth via appliances if permitted inside the building. Therefore any facility that cannot have damage always earths that current before it can enter.

    Many discuss what they understand - grammar. OP's question is about protecting appliances. Most have never learned this stuff. A best solution costs less; about $1 per appliance. Must be located where utility wires enter. As was done even 100 years ago in facilities that could not have damage.

    If that current does not enter a building, then it does not find an outgoing path to earth destructively via a Tivo or HDMI cables.
     

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