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Re: Comcast: new hookup: refusal to support purchased MODEM


f/fgeorge wrote:

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1) It is not my subject title, as I'm not the OP.
2) Unless I'm mistaken, your comment apparently in response to the previous
comment about eComStation, says that eCS doesn't support DOCSIS.

Perhaps you need a bit of practice in reading messages and properly trimming
replies.



Re: Comcast: new hookup: refusal to support purchased MODEM


On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 16:45:06 -0400, James Knott

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Perhaps...but it would make more sense to update the subject tile as
the subject evolves! Oh and since you, or someone, trimmed the other
messages it is impossible for me to know that the subject has evolved
into something other than what the subject line says!



Re: Comcast: new hookup: refusal to support purchased MODEM


f/fgeorge wrote:
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Oh, it certainly is possible. Read the body text. Respond to the body text.

The subject line is not part of the message. It is only a way of cataloging
the message, and a way to keep the continuity of the thread. If the subject
line doesn't seem to match what's being discussed in the body text, you can
then go back and see how the discussion evolved into what it has.

Would it make sense to update the subject line? Occasionally. But then
readers that use the subject line text instead of the index numbers and
references to thread messages wouldn't necessarily be able to follow the
evolution of a thread.

The bottom line is that if you are going to reply to a message, read the
text of the message, and reply to the text of the message. It's actually
pretty simple. And then you don't need to worry at all about how the
original subject line relates to where the discussion currently is.

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Re: Comcast: new hookup: refusal to support purchased MODEM


f/fgeorge wrote:

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1)  You're not supposed to change the title. If you want a new thread, start
a new thread

2) If no one trimmed the replies, the messages would become increasingly
longer and more difficult to follow.



Re: Comcast: new hookup: refusal to support purchased MODEM


James Knott wrote:

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I don't necessarily agree with that - there's precedence for altering
the subject line when the discussion varies from the orig subject matter.
I don't see any problem with it and when you un-collapse a thread it
becomes obvious where the thread is headed.

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Ain't that the truth - the new generation of posters are plain lazy.



Re: Comcast: new hookup: refusal to support purchased MODEM


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here, here
dj




Re: Comcast: new hookup: refusal to support purchased MODEM


Dr. Cajones wrote:

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Where? Where?  ;-)



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[and the obligatory]

"there, there!"

dj




Re: Comcast: new hookup: refusal to support purchased MODEM


On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 03:14:22 GMT

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I am the OP.  I just want to make it clear that my MODEM supports DOCSIS
2.0, and that COMCAST support agreed that they support my MDDEM.  However,
instead of removing the block on the http port, they just tell me to wait
three days for something that never happens and try again.

The OS shouldn't make any difference, but COMCAST demands that we run
a windows program to install (unneeded) COMCAST drivers for our MODEM.  
Something doesn't add up here.

I set up a windows machine special so the installers who came out
could use windows.  They were unable to make either MODEM work, but
told me I had to call in after midnight.  After that things worked
right for a day or so until I asked to change my MODEM.  Then they
cut off service and blocked my email account.


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