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  Reply # 379411 13-Sep-2010 19:23
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nate:
maverick: Yep huge loss to The forum, not often you get a technical specialist actively assiting but some people where more worried about perceived "bluntness"... so it seems some people prefer the Marketing talk rather than the plain speak technical info....


I'm seeing it more and more on these forums... users with low post counts expecting over the top service from an advanced tech at a telco or similar, and then slagging off when they don't get the response they want, or it's not worded how they like.

We all lose as they n00b doesn't get the point and the go-to-guy leaves or doesn't bother responding to any further questions.  If it was up to me, I'd be banning en masse.

(this isn't directed to those who do appreciate and are thankful for the gems that exist in some of the bigger companies, that help us all out, off their own backs)

/end rant.


Unfortunately it is the nature of the beast. We still manage to keep some at large. Ever wondered what would happened if this wasn't a moderated forum?

Now back on topic.





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  Reply # 379440 13-Sep-2010 20:31
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quickymart: No, he hasn't left Vodafone, altho I can tell you he was put off this forum by some rather nasty comments made towards him (mostly by SteveON), which I thought was a great loss - I always found John really good and very helpful.


You sure about that, I thought he said thanks to SteveON??

Very very sure, you obviously missed his final post?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 379722 14-Sep-2010 15:44
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sbiddle: My understanding is all numbers beginning with 0 are 8 digits, ie 0210xxxxxxx however the NAD site is down at present so I can't check. I've had that in my Linksys provisiong stuff since earlier in the year and also have it deployed on all my sites and nobody has raised any issues.

I think confusion can occur at times when official sites (such as the NAD) count digits and exclude the 0 since this is only an access code. Technically these are 10 digit numbers (2+8).







Hi Steve,

 

Have you got a link to the NAD.  Google search turns up nothing..




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  Reply # 379768 14-Sep-2010 18:05
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  Reply # 379774 14-Sep-2010 18:26
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After checking several times using the highly sophisticated finger method to check how many digits in my number, I can confirm Vodafone do have 11 digit cellphone numbers.

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  Reply # 379775 14-Sep-2010 18:27
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I remember asking Vodafone about this a few years back, I've long since lost the EMail but the route patterns I used at the time were as follows.  This elimiated complaints about users not being able to dial certain 021 numbers so I'm fairly confident it's correct.  :)

02102XXXXXX
02103XXXXX
02104XXXXX
02105XXXXX
02106XXXXX
02107XXXXX

cheers,
ben.





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  Reply # 379777 14-Sep-2010 18:31
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Thanx Guys. Will check out the NAD when i get to work tomorrow..




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  Reply # 380024 15-Sep-2010 09:39
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FWIW I left the VFNZ forums because of JohnR's trigger happy thread locking skills, but I wish him well.

Forum communities are kinda like big disfunctional families in a way, but at least you can move on and find another one ;-)


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  Reply # 380025 15-Sep-2010 09:54
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JimmyC: FWIW I left the VFNZ forums because of JohnR's trigger happy thread locking skills, but I wish him well.

Forum communities are kinda like big disfunctional families in a way, but at least you can move on and find another one ;-)



He was never a Moderator (I don't think) - so he wouldn't lock topics. 




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  Reply # 380027 15-Sep-2010 10:01
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Sorry, I know this is still off topic but a big reason I ended up on GZ was that John R was one guy who could answer the Vodafone technical stuff.

Sorry to hear you are gone John.

Cheers, Matt.




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  Reply # 380075 15-Sep-2010 11:37
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michaelmurfy:
JimmyC: FWIW I left the VFNZ forums because of JohnR's trigger happy thread locking skills, but I wish him well.

Forum communities are kinda like big disfunctional families in a way, but at least you can move on and find another one ;-)



He was never a Moderator (I don't think) - so he wouldn't lock topics. 


Well lets put it this way, there were occasions where he'd have the last say in a thread that would then miraculously become locked immediately afterwards...

We should move on tho, doubly so since he's not here to respond himself.

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  Reply # 380084 15-Sep-2010 12:12
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Um.... John is admin on VF forums

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  Reply # 380119 15-Sep-2010 13:28
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zombiewan: Um.... John is admin on VF forums


But not on here, so why must you change this topic for everyone else by complaining?

Back on topic? or has it been answered? 




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  Reply # 380142 15-Sep-2010 14:06
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michaelmurfy:
zombiewan: Um.... John is admin on VF forums


But not on here, so why must you change this topic for everyone else by complaining?

Back on topic? or has it been answered? 


Read the original post by JimmyC where he states he left the VFNZ forums (where JohnR is an admin) JimmyC wasnt referring to GeekZone Forums.

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  Reply # 380169 15-Sep-2010 15:01

nate:
maverick: Yep huge loss to The forum, not often you get a technical specialist actively assiting but some people where more worried about perceived "bluntness"... so it seems some people prefer the Marketing talk rather than the plain speak technical info....


I'm seeing it more and more on these forums... users with low post counts expecting over the top service from an advanced tech at a telco or similar, and then slagging off when they don't get the response they want, or it's not worded how they like.

We all lose as they n00b doesn't get the point and the go-to-guy leaves or doesn't bother responding to any further questions.  If it was up to me, I'd be banning en masse.

(this isn't directed to those who do appreciate and are thankful for the gems that exist in some of the bigger companies, that help us all out, off their own backs)

/end rant.


I agree it's a loss.

But I didn't intend for that to happen, anyway Ill probably get banned if I say any more unless I have just got banned for that comment... Sorry. 

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