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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2006, 09:36:18 PM »

TTA's "Community" Chat Volunteers
Have any  of the VOLUNTEERS been logging into a Computers & Internet -> Electronics:X CHAT ROOM on a regular basis and WAITING for NEWBIEs to login and ask questions?
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2006, 05:06:29 AM »

I've gone into them from time to time but you never know which rooms will be there or which one to be in. I wonder if someone tried to contact whoever at Yahoo if they would create an Automation X10 room? If we tell them that we have 6000 plus members on the board and invite them to take a look at the boards and also tell them we are trying to promote using Yahoo that maybe they would create a room for us. Perhaps the linguistic skills of TTA could sway them into creating one.
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2006, 02:55:27 PM »

I've gone into them from time to time but you never know which rooms will be there or which one to be in. I wonder if someone tried to contact whoever at Yahoo if they would create an Automation X10 room? If we tell them that we have 6000 plus members on the board and invite them to take a look at the boards and also tell them we are trying to promote using Yahoo that maybe they would create a room for us. Perhaps the linguistic skills of TTA could sway them into creating one.
Very good Idea! ;) :D ;D
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2006, 04:45:34 PM »

Heres an Idea! ::) ;) :D ;D
Why don't each of us using Yahoo add our Yahoo IDs under our avatars!

eg: Yahoo ID tuicemen_x10

Users will see this in any thread you have posted to!

Newbies aren't likely to read this thread but will read the caption under your avatar especially if you give useful info!

Note: even thought the forum doesn't always display me as on Yahoo
 I usualy am if logged on here!
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2006, 04:59:30 PM »

Great Idea Tuicemen  Done! To bad we can change the color of type  :(
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2006, 05:03:36 PM »

To bad we can change the color of type  :(
Yes I've tried too! ;) :D ;D
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2006, 08:46:01 PM »


Heres an Idea! ::) ;) :D ;D

Why don't each of us using Yahoo add our Yahoo IDs under our avatars!


eg: Yahoo ID tuicemen_x10

Users will see this in any thread you have posted to!

Some random comments / thoughts:

  • SMF already displays (under your avatar):
     - Your YIM (Yahoo! Instant Messenger ID) when you're logged OFF
     - A SMILIE FACE ( :) ) when you're logged ON
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  • Yahoo! ID and/or YIM *STILL* don't convey the fact that we have CHAT ROOM readily available. :(
  • IMHO, separating your X10 Community ID from the X10 suffix with an '_' makes it *MUCH* easier to read your basic / root ID. :-\
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  • Come up with a way to get more folks involved in the "Community" (as opposed to the Transients that just pop in to ask a question and sometimes never even return to read the answer... :( ).
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« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2006, 09:50:03 PM »

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SMF already displays (under your avatar):
 - Your YIM (Yahoo! Instant Messenger ID) when you're logged OFF
not always correctly as it states now to me your online when infact in yahoo your not
Also we can't get guests to joint in or newbies to post with quotes or other forum goodies so how will they know how to use the little icons?
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Yahoo! ID and/or YIM *STILL* don't convey the fact that we have CHAT ROOM readily available

Well that because we don't have one yet it is always electronics but what number? it's never the same unless someone is prepared to keep that room open!
But I'm working on it so far the reply I got back is they  make rooms as demand for them increases!
Do they realy want a flood of e-mails! ;) :D ;D

 
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2006, 11:04:34 PM »

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SMF already displays (under your avatar):
 - Your YIM (Yahoo! Instant Messenger ID) when you're logged
OFF

not always correctly as it states now to me your online when infact in yahoo your not

But, I *AM* logged into my Yahoo! E-Mail! ;D So, exactly *WHAT* does this ' :) ' mean? ???


Also we can't get guests to joint in or newbies to post with quotes or other forum goodies so how will they know how to use the little icons?

IMHO, many NEWBIEs "THINK" they're talking to X10 Corp when they logon here to COMPLAIN / SCREAM / YELL>:(  *IF* we *STOP* answering *EVERY* question, just maybe some of them will start to READ and follow our suggestions / requests... ::)  [I have. ;) ]

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Yahoo! ID and/or YIM *STILL* don't convey the fact that we have CHAT ROOM readily available. :(

Well that because we don't have one yet it is always electronics but what number? it's never the same unless someone is prepared to keep that room open!

Let me tell you - if someone is SO *DIM* that they cannot associate a SPECIFIC Yahoo! CHAT ROOM NUMBER with one of our POSTED YIMs, well, personally, I don't think that I want to even ATTEMPT to explain the intracacies of getting semi-reliable X10 operation to them! ;D


But I'm working on it so far the reply I got back is they  make rooms as demand for them increases!

Do they realy want a flood of e-mails! ;) :D ;D

From*ALL* SIX OF US? ::)
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« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2006, 11:58:12 PM »

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From*ALL* SIX OF US?

I will start typing as soon as I stop laughing...

OK - I sent my email   "LET THE FLOOD BEGIN"
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« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2006, 08:42:08 AM »

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But, I *AM* logged into my Yahoo! E-Mail!  So, exactly *WHAT* does this '  ' mean?

this little Icon obviously means your logged on to yahoo it doesn't mean your on the chat
and this only works if you have "allow yahoo web site to show when I'm online" checked in the preferences! ;)
so the little smiley face means nothing

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IMHO, many NEWBIEs "THINK" they're talking to X10 Corp when they logon here to COMPLAIN / SCREAM / YELL.    *IF* we *STOP* answering *EVERY* question, just maybe some of them will start to READ and follow our suggestions / requests...   [I have.  ]
someone will always answer! so thats a no win battle! ::) ;)
I sat in and refreshed the "who's online screen"while chatting with KDR last night many Guests were reading some very helpful posts these may become newbies so saying that newbies don't spend any time isn't entirely true!
Some were even reading this thread which shocked me!


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Let me tell you - if someone is SO *DIM* that they cannot associate a SPECIFIC Yahoo! CHAT ROOM NUMBER with one of our POSTED YIMs, well, personally, I don't think that I want to even ATTEMPT to explain the intracacies of getting semi-reliable X10 operation to them!
Problem is the rooms we currently use aren't specific enough "computers&internet"   room "electronics" if you've been logged on or sat in one for very long you'd see
questions that are asked have nothing to do with Home automation thats why I requested HomeAutomation as a room name as did KDR!
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From*ALL* SIX OF US?
If all six of us start the campain which I doubt will happen it would be a start!
The Six of us are just the ones who stated they were willing to help in chat!
Or did I read your original post wrong? ;) :D
and if I did then what is this
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TTA's "Community" Chat Volunteers

So to those who read this thread and would like Yahoo to have a chat room for HomeAutomation even if you think you'd only sit in on it and watch!
Heres the e-mail address to start the flood!
Yahoo Messenger
tell them you'd like this particular room Home Automation as KDR and I have stated! ;) :D ;D
We might be fighting a losing battle with this,
 but it's a easy one to win if you wish to be a "WINNER"
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2006, 08:08:01 PM »

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But, I *AM* logged into my Yahoo! E-Mail! ;D So, exactly *WHAT* does this ' :) ' mean? ???


this little Icon obviously means your logged on to yahoo it doesn't mean your on the chat and this only works if you have "allow yahoo web site to show when I'm online" checked in the preferences! ;) so the little smiley face means nothing

So many options / preferences / settings to check, so little time... ::) ;)

I sat in and refreshed the "who's online screen"while chatting with KDR last night many Guests were reading some very helpful posts these may become newbies so saying that newbies don't spend any time isn't entirely true! Some were even reading this thread which shocked me!

Yes. And that is GOOD NEWS! Besides seeing GUESTS reading the current / newer "Helpful" posts / FAQs / STICKYs, I also see them checking certain regular contributor's Profiles. :)  ?MAYBE? all this SOAPBOX COMPLAINING of mine is beginning to "bear fruit"? I've read several NEWBIE posts stating "I've searched, but couldn't find..." - what we need to do now is TEACH them the difference between SEARCH and ADVANCED SEARCH. ;D


Problem is the rooms we currently use aren't specific enough "computers&internet"   room "electronics" if you've been logged on or sat in one for very long you'd see questions that are asked have nothing to do with Home automation...

:o :-X :-\ ::) ;) Preferences! :o :-X :-\ ::) ;)

Another reason for my "enforcing " of a standardized naming convention. :)

I don't want to take the chance that opening up YIM on my Win98SE P266 laptop will CRASH everything, but... if you look, there's a option / preference / setting in there to *ONLY* display members of your "Address Book" (not sure of the name, but, you'll know it when you see it). That way,

*SEVERAL* different groups can carry on INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCES
in the *SAME* room
without interfering with one another.


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« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2006, 10:16:22 AM »


Yes. And that is GOOD NEWS! Besides seeing GUESTS reading the current / newer "Helpful" posts / FAQs / STICKYs, I also see them checking certain regular contributor's Profiles. :)  ?MAYBE? all this SOAPBOX COMPLAINING of mine is beginning to "bear fruit"? I've read several NEWBIE posts stating "I've searched, but couldn't find..." - what we need to do now is TEACH them the difference between SEARCH and ADVANCED SEARCH. ;D
Thats why I started to post links to An Advance Search screen it aleast gets them started!


:o :-X :- ::) ;) Preferences! :o :-X :- ::) ;)

Another reason for my "enforcing " of a standardized naming convention. :)

I don't want to take the chance that opening up YIM on my Win98SE P266 laptop will CRASH everything, but... if you look, there's a option / preference / setting in there to *ONLY* display members of your "Address Book" (not sure of the name, but, you'll know it when you see it). That way,

*SEVERAL* different groups can carry on INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCES
in the *SAME* room
without interfering with one another.


8)
***This won't Fly***
If one has to come up with a standardized name then have you add it to your thread before the volenteers will see and reply to their question
::)***Not one newbie will be bothered*** ::)
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The Idea for standard naming for Volunteers is a very good Idea as it lets newbies find us quickly and that is the Idea behind the chat!
Isn't it? ??? ::) ???

We've started to get questions in chat which Bill and myself were able to help with !
If we had the option you suggest enabled we wouldn't have been able to help!
The only Way is to have a room named "HomeAutomation"
Users can help with this!
;)***Fill out the form at Yahoo and request this room!*** ;)
A few of us have started to add the room we're in after our IDs as a dispaly message eg : In Electronics:8
I'm always looking at ways to speed things up! ;) :D ;D
I'm sure we'll still get as Puck calls them the X's spaming but they can be blocked by simply clicking on them and ignoring them!
Last nights Chat was fun as well as helpful! ;) :D ;D
Since I work shifts I can't be on every night but I 'm on during the day when not during the night thus the random in my info! ;) :D ;D
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2006, 12:00:45 AM »

Ok here is the reply from YAHOO regarding my question if they want every one to request the room
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Our Chat production team creates new rooms based on demand. In other
words, if we get a lot of requests for a specific room, or if we see a
User Created room that is especially popular, we might create a Yahoo!
Room to meet the demand.

If a group of you is interested in seeing us create a specific room,
your best bet is for each of you to fill out the feedback form at the
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   http://add.yahoo.com/fast/help/chat/cgi_feedback

Select the "Comments or Concerns" subject, let us know which room you
are interested in, and we'll tally your requests.
I know asking everyone to fillout the online form is like talking to a wall! ;) :D ;D
But if you feel that this would even be remotely worth while Go For it GANG! lets see if they're faster at getting a chat room up that X10 is at fixing theirs! ::) ;)

Lets get that HomeAutomation room! ;) :D ;D

;) :D ;D***Cheers*** ;D :D ;)
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« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2006, 06:45:50 AM »

Tuicemen,

FWIW I filled out the form yesterday. :D

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