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Tivo Kicks Users From IFTTT Group If You Talk Badly About Auto Skip lol

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by computersteve, May 16, 2018 at 12:38 AM.

  1. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    The context of that thread was that the OP wanted to delete a thread in which THEY had made the only post...
    ... which doesn't apply to this historical record, to which many have contributed valuable insights.
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    I expect that the irony of this statement was missed.
     
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  3. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Yep, in which he directed "Matt" to check-out the May 10 post:
     
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  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    None of which you can directly argue against, which is why you've opted for this general assertion lol.
     
  5. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    p.s.
    ... for you.

    No one is forcing you to continue to post to the thread.
     
  6. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    How are we to know the context of the thread with the OP now deleted lol?

    (And the reply may or may not have value to the single poster whose question was quoted.)
     
  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Yep, just click the 'Unwatch Thread' link at the bottom or top of the page.

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    Though you may also want to hit the 'Ignore Thread' option as a followup.
     
  8. Bigg

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    How have Americans gotten so lazy that they can't hit a single button to zap the commercials? It's so easy and quick, it barely takes anything thinking really.
     
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  9. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

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    FWIW, rebooting my TiVo Bolt last night did leave me with programs having Skip mode active again, so whatever messed that up is fixed with a reboot, at least. Not sure I care about trying IFTTT again just yet, though. That drives me mad when it doesn't work correctly since "not working correctly" almost always has meant extra skips, not missing skips.
     
  10. mulscully

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    I really never used IFTTT with the skip because of the delays. Yes, sometime it worked well, and sometimes it was delayed. I have a WEMO light switch with the long push option and when I set up the switch through IFTTT for the long push to perform a task, sometimes it takes a few minutes for the action to happen. So I look forward to alexa integration working better, and just use the IFTTT for things they can't do through alexa.
     
  11. wkearney99

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    With all the delays IFTTT is more like If This Then Maybe. Coupling it with Wemo devices just compounds the suffering, those are terribly unreliable, even when trying to use local automation.
     
  12. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Yes, the "excessive use of lol" infraction, like the boy who cried wolf too often. If moderators enforced against poor style or grammar, or excess emotionalism, half our posts would be deleted.
     
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  13. Megamind

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    Some of us don't sit on our sofa or recline in our chairs with the remote in hand while watching TV. We cook, we exercise, fold laundry, clean, groom the dog, or pursue hobbies without the remote anywhere nearby. Skip via Alexa or IFTTT gives us the option to do all that without having to wade through the commercials.

    Seems to me the people sitting with their feet propped up and a finger hovering over the skip button are the ones I'd worry about. ;):)
     
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  14. Bigg

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    Whoa, hitting back hard on that one! :D Seriously though, I've done plenty of that with TiVo, and it's just not an issue to grab the remote, mash a few buttons, and put it back down again.
     
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  15. Mikeguy

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    Whoa--are you watching me through my television?!?
     
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  16. adessmith

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    I feel like it was probably a bad idea for TiVo to imply that auto skip via IFTTT was an actual TiVo "feature". They could have very easily gave us the IFTTT functionality with the appropriate triggers and actions, and let us "do what we may" we would have quickly figured out how autoskip could be done, and it would even probably give TiVo some further legal protection with this matter... They could even suggest it as one of the possibilities with IFTTT on some of the forums and facebook groups, but never come right out and say "this is why we integrated with IFTTT", it would almost seem like a user came up with this idea and TiVo was simply sharing it.
    In my opinion, the way this is implemented makes a lot of the variables inaccessible to TiVo... it might work, it might not... and that's ok if I understand that I have automated a task like auto-skip using a 3rd party service which TiVo has no control over. They have no control over the reliability of my internet connection, or the load or technical problems with the IFTTT service, either of which could impact the performance of this "feature".
    For the record, autoskip has been surprisingly reliable for me... more-so than I actually expected given the way that it works. I never looked at it as a "new feature" in itself, but rather a hack I could accomplish with the new IFTTT feature.
     
  17. Charles R

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    It's perfect for my wife's shows as I "run" the remote and I'm often doing something else (more important I'm sure...). Such as last night it worked perfectly as I never had to interrupt my computing time... Also it's hard (if not impossible) to believe but (for me) shows have more rhythm when I don't have to interrupt them.

    For me as well. It's not officially supported by TiVo and if it works great... if not I'll punt and so be it.
     
  18. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Auto-skip (and TiVo IFTTT functions) are like a dancing bear -- it's just so novel that it dances at all, you can't expect it to dance well. :)
     
  19. m.s

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    That reads best if for every "lol", you think of him saying "mwa·ha·ha·ha" out loud.
     
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  20. jerryez

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    We do not need IFTTT and Alexa auto skip both, but my Dish uses Alexa and when I say Alexa change to channel 35, she replies. I can't find that on Dish. Oh well, back to my Harmony 650 one button push remote, it never fails me, while I recline in my chair.:D
     

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