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D has turned into Comcast, it's ran by incompetent idiots..

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by saleen351, May 23, 2013.

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  1. 242424

    242424 AllStar

    Mar 22, 2012
    Huh? I thought this place is full of perfect people......
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  2. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    I just did it to point out the irony of calling someone incompetent and misusing the English language to boot which obviously stirred up a lot of people. You call someone else an id10t, you better have all your ducks in a row.
  3. Ken Stomski

    Ken Stomski Mentor

    Nov 17, 2011
    fyi, directv just changed all of their l&i pricing - find a local dealer to deal with, you will do much better. and, whilst i am here, there is a big difference between feeling you're nuts and feeling your nuts.
  4. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    It is better to speak out. The excuses that "it's just a forum" or "it is a technical forum" (it is?) are weak. Proper grammar and spelling should always be used, especially in public. The internet demise of grammar, spelling and the arbitrary use of words outside (or even opposite) their meaning is leading us down the path of non-communication. No reason to just let it be a mess. Typos are one thing. Intentionally being sloppy is another.
  5. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Mentioning it is one thing. Observing it, forming an opinion about the poster, whether or not you comment on it, is happening with everyone who reads the post. You may post perfectly correct technical information, but do so in a manner that is so painful to read (due to spelling and/or grammatical errors) that your message does not get communicated.

    As to whether or not you "are applying for a job in the corporate world", your electronic trail is not hard to find/follow. Paying attention to detail "only when someone important is looking" and disregarding it at other times is a sure-fire road to failure.

    Everyone makes an occasional spelling error or grammatical error. But consistent posting of information riddled with both certainly speaks volumes about the poster.
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  6. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    "D has turned into Comcast, it's ran by incompetent idiots..
    Started by saleen351, May 23 2013 09:23 PM"

    Would it have better if they were run by competent idiots.:)
  7. alnielsen

    alnielsen Godfather

    Dec 31, 2006
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    Instead of the old joke, I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out; we got, I went into a Directv thread and an English lesson broke out.
  8. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Please get :backtotop

    If you all would like to continue the grammar conversation please start a thread in the OT.
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  9. Volatility

    Volatility Legend

    May 22, 2010
    lol! Genius!
    But yeah, back on topic :)
  10. TXD16

    TXD16 Icon

    Oct 29, 2008
    Personally, having dealt with both rather extensively, I find the incompetent idiots ranning Comcast far less tolerable than their counterparts at DIRECTV.
  11. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Well said! As usual.

  12. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Huh. That did slip by all of us. Good catch!

  13. saleen351

    saleen351 Godfather

    Mar 28, 2006
    Ahhhhh, the good old Internet grammar police. Next time I'll proof read before I post because clearly run vs ran completely changes the context of what I was posting... /sarcasm.

    Moving on, I went with comcrap as DTV never called me, ATT doesn't know if Uverse is offered at that location and Dish I didn't even bother calling.

    In other news this post reminded me why I rarely come here anymore, really nothing of value is gained on these forums anymore. There was a a time with new HD channels and equipment this forum kept people in the loop but now its just bla bla bla bla bla....

    I'm out..
  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    I wish you well. Few forums work well for thin-skinned folk.
  15. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Okay, since nobody is heeding Scott's warning to get back to topic, and the OP has decided (s)he's out, I'm closing this one.

    You guys just can't seem to stop bashing other members. What's up with that?

    Since everyone is just discussing other members and not the topic, this threads done.

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