Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
StevieT
601 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1528849 9-Apr-2016 06:47
Send private message

Despite JohnR and I getting off on the wrong foot, I became to know him as a very helpful and friendly guy. I would like to thank him for all the help he has given me over the years, and he will be sincerely missed on the forum, pending a personal account.


geek4me
843 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1528865 9-Apr-2016 08:22
Send private message

I am very sad to see JohnR leave Geekzone. It is because of people like him that I got to love Geekzone in the first place. The knowledge of people like him have made Geekzone the useful site that it is. Let's hope more do not leave. I do appreciate however that people who have negative comments made about their posts or worse, them personally, would not want to stick around. Life's too short to put up with bad press.

 

Thanks JohnR for your helpful contributions over the years.

 

 


 
 
 
 


tangerz
538 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1528881 9-Apr-2016 09:09
Send private message

As someone who was recently helped by JohnR with issues I was having trouble getting traction with from Vodafone support, I'm very sorry to see him go.

 

 

 

Guys like him are what makes Geekzone!


PhantomNVD
2621 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1529299 10-Apr-2016 00:07
Send private message

Thanks for being the guy you are John, keep the passion and come back (just lose the VF label?)

You will be sorely missed if you don't!

Dulouz
702 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1529776 11-Apr-2016 06:41
Send private message

freitasm: He is still with Vodafone. He asked to be removed from Geekzone.

I guess it gets to a point where it is too hard to front for a company like that...

 

I didn't know you had to ask to stop using Geekzone.





Amanon

freitasm

BDFL - Memuneh
68387 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1529790 11-Apr-2016 07:46
Send private message

He asked me to lock the account.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure


Linuxluver
5615 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1529798 11-Apr-2016 08:18
Send private message

JohnR kept me on Vodafone longer than I would have otherwise been. A top man. 

 

If anyone here was abusing him, shame on them. 

 

 





_____________________________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, click my referral code below to order your car and get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


 
 
 
 


Dratsab
3584 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1529804 11-Apr-2016 08:30
Send private message

JohnR - your departure from GZ is a huge loss to the community. Huge. You provided much help and advice to many people, myself included, over many years. Help and advice which also spanned across Spark (Telecom) and 2 Degrees.

 

That said I fully understand your reasons for stepping back and think it's a great thing you're taking time out for yourself and your interests. I look forward to your return, one day, in a non-company role.


Satch
1985 posts

Uber Geek


  #1530714 12-Apr-2016 12:55
Send private message

I must be thinking of a different user, but then again I'm not a Vodafone customer...


drajk
193 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  #1531341 13-Apr-2016 08:36
Send private message

I've only just noticed this as I haven't had much time to visit Geekzone in recent times.

 

John has almost certainly saved Vodafone huge amounts of revenue/customers thanks to his pragmatic and quick resolution of issues for many VF customers.

 

I don't know but would guess that his decision has resulted from difficulty dealing with significant internal bureaucracy and perhaps the unfair expectations some have put on him despite the fact his help here has been unofficial and unpaid.

 

John is a truly nice person who is passionate about his work, extremely intelligent, and a really good bloke.

 

He has helped me out a number of times with Vodafone issues and if he does come back perhaps Mauricio should award a 'Knighthood' badge recognizing the great work he has done for GZ members.

 

 


kiwifidget
1995 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1531364 13-Apr-2016 09:28
Send private message

Oh no, this is the worst possible news! At the worst possible time!

 

I am on the cusp of changing over from ADSL to fibre, and I was really counting on JohnR to be there to smooth the way.

 

Selfishness aside, he's always been kind, helpful and patient with me, even when I haven't been. And according to him outdoors, that's no easy feat!

 

 





Delete cookies?! Are you insane?!


PeterReader
5846 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1532805 13-Apr-2016 23:09
Send private message

Shame, JohnR pushed my buttons.

Also I am partially named after him.




I am the Geekzone Robot and I am here to help. I am from the Internet. I do not interact. Do not expect other replies from me.



ethanbmnz
130 posts

Master Geek


  #1532806 13-Apr-2016 23:14
Send private message

PeterReader: Shame, JohnR pushed my buttons.

Also I am partially named after him.

 

This doesn't feel like an automated reply...


hio77
'That VDSL Cat'
12534 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  #1532807 13-Apr-2016 23:17
Send private message

PeterReader: Shame, JohnR pushed my buttons.

Also I am partially named after him.

 

 

 

peter reader has become autonomous, a mind of his own. We are doomed.

 





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.

 


ethanbmnz
130 posts

Master Geek


#1532808 13-Apr-2016 23:20
Send private message

hio77:

 

PeterReader: Shame, JohnR pushed my buttons.

Also I am partially named after him.

 

 

 

peter reader has become autonomous, a mind of his own. We are doomed.

 

 

 

Can we still trust @PeterReader then?


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36


GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45


Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56


New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13


Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37


NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27


Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08


Sony launches three new native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors
Posted 9-Sep-2020 18:00


Catalyst Cloud brings Kubernetes-based open-source web hosting solution to market
Posted 9-Sep-2020 17:54


Verizon Connect eyes further growth in New Zealand
Posted 8-Sep-2020 09:26


PNY launches XLR8 gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series powered by the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:39


NVIDIA delivers greatest-ever generational leap with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:17


Weta Digital advances visual effects and animation in the cloud with AWS
Posted 2-Sep-2020 17:09


Kiwrious lab-in-the-pocket kit designed for schoolchildren
Posted 28-Aug-2020 09:03


Fitbit introduces Sense, its most advanced health smartwatch
Posted 26-Aug-2020 10:14



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.