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#298509 22-Jun-2022 19:48
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I figure that most of us have had a really sticky question answered by the Geekzone community at some stage - the community imparting knowledge that you really benefitted from - cos that's what we do.

There's gold in the forums, that's for sure. Finding that gold can be a little tricky as time goes by & the thread gets buried several pages deep. Hopefully this thread will serve as a concentrated repository of GZ gold - the best of Geekzone in one superthread.

Your turn.... Go!




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  #2933280 22-Jun-2022 20:33
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"Have you tried turning it off and on again?"

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  #2933284 22-Jun-2022 20:35
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I had some great assistance from the Slingshot tech rep - I thought I had a provisioning problem, but it was a fibre break under the shared driveway.  And Slingshot/Chorus sorted it out very quickly


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  #2933293 22-Jun-2022 20:58
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1024kb: I figure that most of us have had a really sticky question answered by the Geekzone community at some stage - the community imparting knowledge that you really benefitted from - cos that's what we do.

There's gold in the forums, that's for sure. Finding that gold can be a little tricky as time goes by & the thread gets buried several pages deep. Hopefully this thread will serve as a concentrated repository of GZ gold - the best of Geekzone in one superthread.

Your turn.... Go!

 

You say “your turn” but you haven’t had a go. You go first - what’s yours?





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  #2933296 22-Jun-2022 21:14
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Someone from Vodafone chipping in and helping with getting connected when the techs they sent couldn’t. Took some time but sorted. Very frustrating at the time and wouldn’t have happened without Geekzone.

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  #2933352 22-Jun-2022 23:09
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Not so much advice but I remember getting my first generation iPhone from a Geekzoner in 2007 or 8, pre jailbroken and everything. Those were good times.

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  #2933354 22-Jun-2022 23:13
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Don't trust everything you read on geekzone...

 

 

 

 

 

especially this post





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  #2933359 22-Jun-2022 23:28
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Somebody (I apologise - my memory fails me trying to recall who) who worked at Spark and fixed the broadband at our last property by far more direct means than are usually available!








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  #2933393 23-Jun-2022 09:23
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A couple of instances where I've had problems setting TVs up for Freeview.

 

Setting up my Deco to be the modem.

 

Lots of other I can't remember.





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  #2933411 23-Jun-2022 09:46
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  • Reading about pitfalls and experiences people have had with service providers and retailers, and using that info to be able to make informed choices
  • Things to watch and read from others' reviews
  • I've completed some great trades through 'Offers and Wanted'




So many people complaining about yogurt these days....it's becoming a culture.

 

 


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  #2933414 23-Jun-2022 09:51
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"Please stop posting garbage, you're annoying the other members" (I don't follow it though)


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  #2933416 23-Jun-2022 09:56
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muppet:

 

"Please stop posting garbage, you're annoying the other members" (I don't follow it though)

 

 

That sounds like something I'd say


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  #2933460 23-Jun-2022 11:27
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I bought a 10A CTEK car battery charger after reading the recommendations here - I didn't know that such a superior charger was even available. The performance was so impressive that I also bought a 5A version for the bikes.

The near unanimous support for Breville Barista BES870 espresso machine saved me from embarking on a pointless journey trying to find a better solution than what I've already got.




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  #2933463 23-Jun-2022 11:31
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  #2933468 23-Jun-2022 11:40
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Purchasing a PS5 from a GZ member after looking around for ages. Not really advice but definitely a great thing to happen.






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  #2933498 23-Jun-2022 12:58
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maoriboy:

Purchasing a PS5 from a GZ member after looking around for ages. Not really advice but definitely a great thing to happen.



I had that exact experience!





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