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Topic # 91086 6-Oct-2011 13:36 Send private message

Ok so i went into the GZ chat room to ask for assistance on telnet commands as I did not want to post a new topic. Anyway I asked how I would telnet to my modem/router.
(I should have actually taken screenshots of the chat)

Anyway there was summer, and 2 other members in the chat responding to me.
Ok so they gave me commands on how to telnet to the modem/router, although they did so hesitantly.
One person actually said that they did not want to help me! how rude.

I entered in there suggested command into telnet however the command was invalid. The command they told me to enter was telnet (my modem/router ip address). I entered the command in the telnet terminal window and it said invalid command.

I went back to chat and informed them that it was an invalid command.
One person started making jokes about Steve Jobs so I joined in saying, "Ipad, Iphone now Iquit" and than next minute I find myself booted from the chat by summer. Something about I don't have enough credibility to make jokes,.

How rude was that. I for one don't think I should have been booted, when clearly i was the only one showing appropriate etiquette  in the forums. When I first entered the chat room and presented my question, 2 of the members were very unwilling to help, it's as if they had the suspicion that i was some kind of hacker or something.

Very concerned about the moderation of GZ chat.

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  Reply # 530082 6-Oct-2011 13:40 Send private message

You should understand we don't have 100% moderation on chat because we don't have people watching the channel all the time.

Who were those two?

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  Reply # 530086 6-Oct-2011 13:46 Send private message

Hi thanks for your prompt reply. But it is ok, I will just leave it there.
I am not actually sure who the other two were, I should have copied the chat session.
But thanks for the reply.

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  Reply # 530112 6-Oct-2011 14:17 Send private message

OP - You asked how to do a task that could write off your CPE.

There was concern about providing you advice/assistance about something that you VERY clearly knew nothing about, that could make permanent damage to your equipment.

Yet they still helped you.

Most of the guys in that channel are not helping end users most of the day. They are running/monitoring ISPs, Web Hosting systems, etc.

You then engaged the community in chatter that had been running from before you joined the channel, a bit like being a teenager walking up to a group of adults in a bar, having a chat, and 'tried to make a funny' and wondering why the big guy on the bar seat, who you just offended for jumping into his conversation, just decked you.

It's a bit of a hard community to crack as well. It took me a very long time to be accepted for a joke.

Sorry if the experience wasn't as good as it could have been. There was a little call to order after you left :)

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  Reply # 530121 6-Oct-2011 14:26 Send private message

lol.... that story cracked me up haha, well thanks for your reply also, I do see your point is valid :)
I was sitting here reading your post and imagining your story unfold in the bar hahaha

Oh and everything i know i have learnt through hands on experience and trial and error :) 

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