[mythtv-users] Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Mark Oliver mark_oliver at java2000.com
Thu Aug 9 00:54:07 UTC 2007

Robert Current wrote:
> On 8/8/07, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
>> I think what bothers people is the fact that you're already
>> complaining about the shortcomings of a service that you don't even
>> know anything about yet.
> I'm at a loss here.  Ask a question, get called a complainer.  Then
> suffer by getting essay after essay of why people shouldn't complain,
> written by people who can't seem ton distinguish a question from a
> complaint.
> Complaints don't start with "who, what, where, when, and/or why" and
> they don't end with question marks.  Questions aren't FUD.
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Questions and complaints are not necessarily distinct.  The tone and 
rhetoric included in and around questions can be either intended as OR 
received as a manner of complaining.  Also, questions are not 
necessarily devoid of information and can sometimes be (mis)leading.

That aside, you are also acting as if all you did was ask a question, 
but that is not the case.  While you have asked questions, those have 
been couched in lengthy and numerous posts that have come across (for 
the most part and in my humble opinion) as not only negative but also 
combative (and, in some instances, derogatory).  That may not have been 
your intent, but the people on this mailing list are reading your posts 
not your mind (if in fact they are even reading posts in this thread 
anymore).  Obviously, different people will have different opinions on 
your posts, but the important factor there is that they will have 
opinions on your posts not just the questions you ask within those posts.

Also, since you do have some questions regarding scrapers and 
alternatives to schedulesdirect, you may want to think about searching 
the archives:  http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/   Both of 
those topics have been discussed at length on this mailing list before 

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