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gdg
2005-08-20, 20:04
In my opinion the single biggest limitation of using the Squeezebox and the Slimserver software is the inability to create playlists dynamically. In other words one can't easily create impromptu playlists from the listening position (using the remote) nor can one preview songs and then easily add them to an existing list.

The question is:
Is this a fundamental limitation that is inherant in the platform used, and hence unlikely (or impossible) to change?

If it is, as good as other aspects of the device are, I'll probably have to jump ship.

kdf
2005-08-20, 20:18
On 20-Aug-05, at 8:04 PM, gdg wrote:

> I'll probably
> have to jump ship.
>
cool. i for one will enjoy the quiet
-k

gdg
2005-08-21, 00:03
Is that how you deal with customer concerns around here Mac? Label anyone who finds a flaw in your product a Troll instead of addressing the problem?
Who do you think you are fooling? Ive only made few posts here over a period of few days (and that was weeks ago) and you call that a lot of noise. The REAL problem is that I drew attention to a major inadequacy in your device and for that you are going to try and shout me down? Why don't you try addressing the 8 pages of responses my comment generated rather than trying marginalize me. On the other hand if you don't want to improve your product what do I care. There are lots of competitors out there.

By the way pinhead here's a link to my Audio Asylum profile. I've got nothing to hide you stupid f..k :
http://cgi.audioasylum.com/scripts/mail.pl?user_ID=18216&f=pcaudio

Mitch Harding
2005-08-21, 00:06
His product? kdf does not work for, nor speak for, Slim Devices.

On 8/21/05, gdg <gdg.1u3reb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> Who do you think you are fooling bud? I drew attention to a major
> inadequacy in your device and you think you can avoid the issue by
> labeling me a troll? People are not that stupid my friend. Maybe you
> should address the 8 pages of responses my concern generated rather
> than trying to shout me down. If you don't want to improve your product
> what the f... do I care. There are lots of competitors out there.
>
>
>
> By the way pinhead here's a link to my Audio
> Asylum profile. I've got nothing to hide:
> http://cgi.audioasylum.com/scripts/mail.pl?user_ID=18216&f=pcaudio
>
>
> --
> gdg
>

gdg
2005-08-21, 00:27
And why not just answer my question? I'd honestly like to know wheter it's worth waiting for these guys to get their act together or not. I have about a week left of trial and need to make a decision.
Oh yah, I forgot to ask... Is that OK with you?

kdf
2005-08-21, 00:27
On 21-Aug-05, at 12:03 AM, gdg wrote:

>
> Who do you think you are fooling bud? I drew attention to a major
> inadequacy in your device and you think you can avoid the issue by
> labeling me a troll? People are not that stupid my friend. Maybe you
> should address the 8 pages of responses my concern generated rather
> than trying to shout me down. If you don't want to improve your product
> what the f... do I care. There are lots of competitors out there.
>
I have said many times, I do NOT work for Slim Devices. i have also
said many times, as have many others, that all sorts of efforts are
taking place to make slimserver as good as possible. Frankly, for you
to make threats on some grounds that your needs will somehow become
priority one, and then also state that its a fundamentally impossible
thing due to design...well, the only conclusion is that you are a
troll. Frankly, I've had too much to it to care any more. you want to
leave, go ahead. if you don't, then stop making overly dramatic
threats and we'll get to solving it.

-kdf

kdf
2005-08-21, 00:28
>
>
> By the way pinhead here's a link to my Audio
> Asylum profile. I've got nothing to hide:
> http://cgi.audioasylum.com/scripts/mail.pl?user_ID=18216&f=pcaudio
>
btw, I don't care for your credentials. you act like an arse, I
consider you an arse.

thanks for playing
-k

kdf
2005-08-21, 00:49
On 21-Aug-05, at 12:27 AM, gdg wrote:

>
> ??
> One thing I know. I'm a disappointed customer. Why don't you shoot me
> for that?
>
well, for that, I would be will to help. If you have an issue, make a
request and we'll work on it.

what you did was proclaim that what you wanted was impossible due to
inherent and unfixable flaws.

Choose your path, I'll go with whatever you like.

(I've had far greater insults and threats than 'pinhead' so really, I'm
not going to be scared off)

-kdf
--NOT a slimdevices emplyee

gdg
2005-08-21, 01:59
what you did was proclaim that what you wanted was impossible due to
inherent and unfixable flaws.


You find where I EVER (today or any day) made this "proclamation" and I will make a public apology right here and now you stupid f..k.
It sounds like you are a little sensitive about something you know about the product that I don't.

I simply restated my concern and then ASKED the question:
" Is this a fundamental limitation that is inherant in the platform used, and hence unlikely (or impossible) to change?"

Do you see the question mark at the end of the sentence? Do you know what a question mark means??????????????????????????????

AND FOR THE RECORD I'D STILL LIKE AN ANSWER.

Ps How could you "have had enough"? I only pssted here for a few days and that was weeks ago.

Alex Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
2005-08-21, 04:49
GDG

On Sunday 21 August 2005 04:04, gdg wrote:
> In my opinion the single biggest limitation of using the Squeezebox and
> the Slimserver software is the inability to create playlists
> dynamically. In other words one can't easily create impromptu playlists
> from the listening position (using the remote) nor can one preview songs
> and then easily add them to an existing list.
> <b>Is this a fundamental limitation that is inherant in the platform
> used, and hence unlikely (or impossible) to change?</b>
> If it is, as good as other aspects of the device are, I'll probably
> have to jump ship.

Did you read any of the discussions that your previous request generated?

There where actually quite a few points raised and some potential solutions
proposed above and beyond the discussions about whether your mode of address
was appropriate.

If not, then I would advise you to go back and read them and then contribute
your views as to whether any of the ideas that people put forward to address
your concerns would be appropriate in solving your problems.

If you have, then why are you just asking the same question again?

Alex

dean
2005-08-21, 08:48
On Aug 20, 2005, at 8:04 PM, gdg wrote:

>
> In my opinion the single biggest limitation of using the Squeezebox
> and
> the Slimserver software is the inability to create playlists
> dynamically. In other words one can't easily create impromptu
> playlists
> from the listening position (using the remote)
You can. Use the ADD button to add songs to the Now Playing
playlist. When you want to save, press NOW PLAYING, then press and
hold PLAY. You'll be prompted to name your playlist.



> nor can one preview songs
> and then easily add them to an existing list.
We've been discussing this, looking for the right solution. It's a
good idea, but one that's only come up recently. Would love to add
this feature, as long as it's easy to learn and use and doesn't
break any other functionality.

> <b>Is this a fundamental limitation that is inherant in the platform
> used, and hence unlikely (or impossible) to change?</b>
No and no.

> If it is, as good as other aspects of the device are, I'll probably
> have to jump ship.
Is there another similar product that you can do this with? I'd love
to have an example to learn from.

-dean

kdf
2005-08-21, 11:15
On 21-Aug-05, at 1:59 AM, gdg wrote:
>
> AND FOR THE RECORD I'D STILL LIKE THE ANSWER.
>
oh, well, since you are shouting...
everything is capable of change. however, if the only outcome
acceptable to you is a change by next week that behaves exactly how you
want it, with no exceptions, I expect that it is very likely that you
will be disappointed. The only way to help the odds of that is to
provide a patch and be lucky enough to get it in without anyone asking
for changes to it. Patching code isn't for everyone, and it is still no
guarantee of getting exactly what you want.

how's that for a long winded 'maybe' ?

-kdf