Tivo has kind of moved to Facebook

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bradleys, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007
    i have noticed something recently and I am not sure it is obvious to everyone. Over the last year TiVo has added a couple of new Facebook groups that I belong too and have been focusing their efforts in those spaces.

    I have two thoughts why TiVo is creating alternative channels to this site. First, Facebook and social media is more active, easily accessible and the current thing. Second, nobody from Tivo can come to this site anymore without just unmercifully being hammered by internet ninjas fully of hate.

    I give TiVocommimity another year... I used to come here every day, now I do quite a bit less. I get current info a lot quicker other locations...
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    It's partly because, I expect, it's cheaper than running their own site. They snuffed their own user forum within the last year ... after letting it die on the vine for a year+.
  3. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007
    Yeah, I suspect they created that channel for similar reasons - control.

    I have been here for a decade and every time a TiVo rep tries to join the community they aren’t well received. Facebook has a couple of things that bring value for them - traffics their forum failed for lack of traffic, and control.
  4. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    What facebook page are you referring to? I follow the standard Tivo page but very little is posted there except ads.
  5. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
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  6. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2006
    this forum is not ran by TIVO
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  7. stile99

    stile99 Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2002
    I don't think anyone said they did. In fact, I think that was the point. The Facebook pages they can control, and get rid of the worst of the negativity. Here, since they lack that control, they cannot.

    I just hope they balance it to a degree. SOME negativity is not bad, and can be valuable feedback. If they're just doing it so they can get rid of everyone who doesn't drink the Kool-Aid, that's bad.
  8. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
  9. rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Bill Knapp

    Nov 24, 2006
    845 New York
    I think some post on here are the competition or someone repeating the same thing over and over again with a new screen name. At least on Facebook you have to post your name and stand by what you said. Russian trolls excluded
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  10. just4tivo

    just4tivo Active Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    And that's what makes this forum so valuable to TiVo owners and potential TiVo customers.

    If this forum were run by TiVo no one would get the help they seek.
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  11. EWiser

    EWiser Active Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Facebook is a broader audience than a forum. All types of forums have this problem. I have been on forums since the 80’s
  12. El Maestro

    El Maestro Active Member

    Nov 19, 2013
    I enjoy the contact with tivo in the innovator group. It’s actually really neat to have that kind of contact with a consumer product company.

    I never used the official tivo forums. This place is a very good user community and has been an essential part of my tivo experience.
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  13. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    It's due to dedicated and hard working administrators. You have no idea how TiVo's support forum was like. It would help if TiVo_Ted had some help with corporate issues. It's not like we are going to affect TiVo's bottom line. Members of TCF get such pride in finding bugs. :)
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  14. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Well, the first post in the thread can be read as them thinking that Tivo has something to do with this site.
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  15. leswar

    leswar leswar

    Apr 14, 2005
    Vero Beach
    and those of us that don't do facebook.
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  16. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007

    That wasn’t my intention, but I suppose I could have been more clear.
  17. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    No facebook so can't participate so disappointing to see.
  18. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    Don't let yourself get cucked by Zuck.
  19. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2002
  20. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Overstatement of the year (so far) - reps here do take heat, sure, but those that stick around and provide useful info/updates like Tivo_Ted are accepted and appreciated. Even if we don't agree about their direction, lack of meaningful guide data fixes, ignoring commonly reported bugs etc.

    Said it before long ago - you have to be willing to take criticism in public forums, but in return if your company is doing the right things you'll be ok. And that's really at the heart of Tivo's problems, on balance they're sometimes doing that sometimes not. And that means breaking as much as they fix with every SW release.
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