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How to keep an idiot happy

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Post by Askit Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:31 pm

We had a little holiday in the sun (only fair as or MH is having a little holiday at Willersley rolleyes) and I thought I would get onto the local wifi to check my emails. The wifi provider required me to register and, when I tried, it appears that I had already registered with them some time in the past and was instructed to log on instead. Unfortunately there was no way I would remember the password used so I entered my email address and clicked the "forgot your password" button. I got the message back that they had sent me an email explaining how to reset my password.

If only I could get onto wifi to check my emails..........confused0

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Post by Gromit Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:44 pm

Not unlike having to tear open a box, only to find inside it the instructions for opening it without damaging it.

And yes, I have actually had one such experience, so this is not a humorous urban myth!  happyyes
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Post by Askit Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:23 am

Gromit wrote:Not unlike having to tear open a box, only to find inside it the instructions for opening it without damaging it.

And yes, I have actually had one such experience, so this is not a humorous urban myth!  happyyes
 Yes, had one of those as well   look here

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Post by PLOUGHLIN Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:35 am

I had a intermittant broadband access problem last night. Contacted the BT helpline, who diagnosed a line fault preventing access. They confirmed the fault by email?

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Post by Askit Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:59 am

When I was gainfully employed, our fairly large office had an "intranet" for electronic communications. Every time the system went down our head of admin would send us an email to let us know    think_smiley_46

 Always gave us something to look forward to when it was up and running again  snigger

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Post by HairyFool Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:46 pm

Or the old one of needing scissors to get scissors out of its packaging. I have seen both the welded clear plastic case and them tyrapped to a backing card.
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Post by Askit Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:53 am

HTKAIH.......the saga goes on  Whistle1

It appears that (quite rightly), sites are asking for you to check in on line prior to arrival. I've now done this at several without a problem. Today I get one, sent to my email address, the one I sent them, asking me to enter my email address or the booking reference they sent me in a log in box. Both were rejected and they say they've sent me a code (they haven't  scratch head

Looks like I'll need to resort to old technology  shrugg

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Post by groundhog Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:49 pm

And I told you before don't call me Happy
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Post by Askit Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:45 am

groundhog wrote:And I told you before don't call me Happy

Funnily enough, I did try a password of Snow White and the 7 dwarfs as they said it needed to be 8 characters long (yes I know it's an old one shrugg)

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Post by HairyFool Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:51 am

My domain/mail host asks for an email address NOT hosted by them for recovery purposes, sensible enough as broadband providers include an email log in.

Unfortunately BT have decided to close email accounts that are not used regularly enough sensored1
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Post by IanH Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:23 pm

I have a t shirt, pressie from wife...

It says:-

"there is genius and there is stupidity"
"only genius is limited"!!! hugegrins hugegrins
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Post by Askit Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:15 pm

It could be just me  scratch head

My wife wanted a new Samsung phone, having checked all the usual suspects, the price was exactly the same everywhere. I decided to buy it direct from Samsung who were offering free delivery and a free gift (which had to be claimed).

We received the phone and the online claim form required I provide proof of purchase, in other words I had to copy the receipt Samsung sent me, to send it back to them to prove they sold me a phone. I also had to enter the IEMI number of the phone Samsung sold me, I guess to prove it was a legitimate one and not a fake. 

Samsung rejected the IEMI number of the phone they sent me as not being recognised  shrugg So, I had to use my tablet camera to take a photo of the number on the box Samsung sent me to prove Samsung are not selling fakes.

Matron, is it medication time  boo

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Post by Askit Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:23 pm

A wee update on the above, and believe  it or not I have not gilded the lily. 

Samsung rejected their own receipt and requested I copy the final delivery notice they sent me and send it back to them instead. I was given 7 days to complete the task or I would have to submit a new claim claim from scratch. I did that and then I got another message from them, they rejected my photo of the IEMI as it was "not clear" and again giving me 7 days to respond with a new photo. I admit it was not my best work but the number was clearly readable. 

The problem I had was, being away from home, taking another photo was not possible within their timeframe. The original photo was on my tablet though so, I opened it, made it a bit brighter, and resubmitted to Samsung. Today they finally accepted the claim.

A more cynical person than me might suspect that Samsung were deliberately trying to frustrate the process by putting obstacles in the way in the way of folk  scratch head  Me, when I think there's an element of Jiggerypokery going on, I'm like the proverbial dog with a bone  happyyes

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