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Velix

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Re: [new forum] Request for a new forum

I think a better job in posting the links to the company forums need to be done instead. I searched for 5 minutes going backwards and tried to find the Electronixbox forum using the links at the top of the page left side.
Forums >
Company Forums » Companies beginning with E » ELECTRONICBOX

I wasn't able to find the links to the list of
Companies beginning with [ insert any letter ].

I knew it exists only because someone else found it and posted a link to it in a thread before. In two weeks when that thread is buried, the ebox link will be too. IMHO this is why most of these secondary forums are dead or dying. They are just almost impossible to find by following the main forums categories.

In the ad-hoc forums, canadian companies are mixed in together with US companies. Electronic box is missing from the list as many other small companies. If a canadian only ad-hoc forum was created and a link to it added in the empty spot at the canadian forums list that would be a great improvement.
»Canadian

BTW: searching for forums names by keywords in the upper left corner of the page here »Canadian
it generated these results on mouse over the search box.

Electronicbox: canadian broadband 147, videotron 31, teksavvy 14, bell canada 2

Electronic box: canadian broadband 180, videotron 10, teksavvy 7, feature requests forum 2

Videotron: videotron 181, canadian broadband 15, forum feature request 3

Teksavvy: teksavvy 169, teksavvy direct 18, canadian broadband 5, forum feature request 3, Cogeco 2, Rogers 2

Rogers: rogers 99 , teksavvy 31, canadian broadband 22, teksavvy direct 11, videotron 10, Acanac 7, canadian chat 6, shaw 3, bell canada 2

Acanac: canadian broadband 139, Acanac 37, teksavvy 19

Bell Canada: canadian broadband 64, canadian chat 32, teksavvy 22, bell canada 22, videotron 11, Rogers 9, cogeco 8, voip tech chat 5, teksavvy direct 5, bell canada direct 3

Distributel:canadian broadband 122, teksavvy 61, videotron 10, Rogers 4, forum feature request 2


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I support this also


Sync

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I support this too


Shiguza

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This request I support



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»ELECTRONICBOX



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I'll make you a deal. Make the Electronic Box forum easy to find on the website, and then maybe everyone who wants to post there will. As it stands now, like the commenter above stated, it is impossible to find by linking.....
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said by SHY:

I'll make you a deal. Make the Electronic Box forum easy to find on the website, and then maybe everyone who wants to post there will. As it stands now, like the commenter above stated, it is impossible to find by linking.....

If someone would be willing to take to time to compile a list of Canadian service providers that have ad-hoc forums on the site, I'll post it as a sticky at the top of the Canadian Broadband forum and link to it in the forum navigation.


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It is linked near the top of the Electronic Box review page: »Company entry - ELECTRONICBOX

At the top of the main review page you can type in the name and a link to the forum appears in the dropdown list: »/reviews




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said by state:

If someone would be willing to take to time to compile a list of Canadian service providers that have ad-hoc forums on the site, I'll post it as a sticky at the top of the Canadian Broadband forum and link to it in the forum navigation.

Good idea.
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said by fatness:

said by state:

If someone would be willing to take to time to compile a list of Canadian service providers that have ad-hoc forums on the site, I'll post it as a sticky at the top of the Canadian Broadband forum and link to it in the forum navigation.

Good idea.

+1 to that plan !

It doesn't really matter where the forum is, as long as folks KNOW that it is there and can FIND it, by browsing a list or a drop-down selector of some kind.

I would reckon that this observation would apply to quite a few other Indie ISPs, both of Canada AND the US.

And splitting whatever list there may already be in to Canadian and US lists might help, as suggested above by Velix, as a basis for the list which you need, and we can of course add to it.

Perhaps a thread could be started in Canadian Broadband forum, asking everyone to post just the Name and website URL of any Canadian ISP which comes to mind.

Links to other lists might qualify too, if they are current on their respective keepers' websites.

Either way, you'd have that list in a hurry !


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I see no reason not to give Ebox it's own space in the Canadian section. In fact, the existing forum could simply be moved from the alphabetical section to the Canadian section.

Note I am not a customer now, but I was in the past.



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said by state:

If someone would be willing to take to time to compile a list of Canadian service providers that have ad-hoc forums on the site, I'll post it as a sticky at the top of the Canadian Broadband forum and link to it in the forum navigation.

 
Just to be clear on this....

You are saying that such a list does not already exist somewhere on DSLR ?

I see some incomplete partial lists here and there, but the link from Fatness for eBox does not seem to be on any of them.


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There use to be a public link to the list of providers, but I don't know where the link is publicly-clickable on the site any more. This is the link: »/isplist/0 (there should be an alphabet to click at the top)

Clicking on the flag symbols to sort by country this is the Canadian provider list: »/isplist?c=ca
Some don't appear Canadian, some may be no longer in business. I'm sure state See Profile would appreciate any input about that. Thanks.
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Holy Database, Batman !

They WORK !

THANKS !

I've been on those pages, sometime in the past, and bookmarked them, prob'ly in another computer or browser, though do not see them right now, nor do I remember how I got there LAST time.

I have a feeling though that it was indirectly through the part of DSLR where people post reviews of service providers, but will have to double check.

Anyway, THIS gives us a running start, as all we need to do is some URL testing, copying and pasting, and submitting to State.



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It's a good link to save on your minibar; that's where I keep it.

Each one of those provider review listings, when clicked, will probably display a listing for the respective provider forums.
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Velix

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said by Davesnothere:

 
Holy Database, Batman !

They WORK !

THANKS !

I've been on those pages, sometime in the past, and bookmarked them, prob'ly in another computer or browser, though do not see them right now, nor do I remember how I got there LAST time.

I have a feeling though that it was indirectly through the part of DSLR where people post reviews of service providers, but will have to double check.

Anyway, THIS gives us a running start, as all we need to do is some URL testing, copying and pasting, and submitting to State.


Yes with this it should be much much simpler to build a working forum list. You might want to check with the canadian isp lists to check if some major ISP are missing just in case.


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The number code for the Ad-Hoc forum main page for an ISP is the same as that of the list's details page for that same ISP.

So if a person had 2 browser windows or tabs open, one with the list, and another with an existing ad-hoc forum displayed, such as one of two which I posted in my new thread....

They could hover the mouse pointer over an ISP name link in the list page and the status line will reveal its forum code number.

(Even TSI's OLD forum is available there.)

Memorize and type the number part you see on the status line, to edit the other window or tab's URL & then hit [Enter] to get the next forum. (unless there are direct links which I missed, leading to each forum, in the list)



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Browse to ISP Rolodex - How to

 

said by Davesnothere:

....nor do I remember how I got there LAST time.

I have a feeling though that it was indirectly through the part of DSLR where people post reviews of service providers, but will have to double check....

 
Here's how to get there from scratch :

Go to REVIEWS tab.
Select any recent review (click link).
In that review page, below the 6-Month Rating Bar, click on one of the links to see other reviews for that ISP.
The next screen will include a row of GREY Tabs, which includes a tab called 'ISP Roldex'.
THAT's the one !
Click !
Then click on flag for country of choice.

(I was logged in when I did that - not sure whether it matters)


Le Chef

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Re: [new forum] Request for a new forum

I'm not sure what State and you expect of this list.

I mean, do you want *ALL* currently functioning ISP's? All ISP's that existed? All ISP's that take up at least a few posts in the Canadian Broadband forum?

The whole shabang would be a messy useless list since many are defunct, so it can't be that.

All currently functioning ISP would also be messy since there are some clowns out there (recall westsavvy)?

So w/o knowing the exact specifics I'll take a stab at this for state, since I like his fuzzy blue grin.

I will add to this here and there as my brain cell starts to work (no promises) and limit it to only those that my brain cell can recall people had in the forum and at least made reference to.

1. Acanac: »Acanac
2. Ebox: »ELECTRONICBOX
3. Nexicom: »Nexicom
4. Velcom: »Velcom
5. Caneris: »Caneris
6. CFB Pet Net: (We only see a post from them like once or twice a year. Not sure if they are down. Ad-hock wireless on a military base): »CFB Pet Net
7. Colbanet: »Colbanet
8. Comptom Communications: »Compton Communications The forum looks funny. Did they undergo a name change?
9. MNSi: »MNSi
10. Mornington Communications: »Mornington Communications
11. MTS: »MTS
12. Novus: »Novis (BC and Toronto specific area's only) Also, they have two forums here. See: »Novus Entertainment Inc
13. Primus: »Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
14. Radioactif: »Radioactif
15. SaskTel: »SaskTel (this is the gov owned telco who charges 10,600$ for 800-meg)
16. ViF: »VIF Internet
17. Wightman Telecom (FTTH & DSL): »Wightman Telecom
18. Xplornet: »Xplornet
19. AEI Internet: »AEI Internet
20. Yak: »Yak Communications
21. Bruce Telecom (DSL and FTTH): »Bruce Telecom

Then there are other ISP's that no one really uses except their own sales-people who try to get people to join them. I excluded those.

Is this a good start for you?

Do I get 1 free troll for a good deed?


Velix

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Re: Browse to ISP Rolodex - How to

said by Davesnothere:

 

said by Davesnothere:

Here's how to get there from scratch :

Go to REVIEWS tab.
Select any recent review (click link).
In that review page, below the 6-Month Rating Bar, click on one of the links to see other reviews for that ISP.
The next screen will include a row of GREY Tabs, which includes a tab called 'ISP Roldex'.
THAT's the one !
Click !
Then click on flag for country of choice.

(I was logged in when I did that - not sure whether it matters)

There's a simpler method.

Go to MAPS tab.
Go to the row of GREY tabs, select 'ISP Rolodex'.
Then click on flag for country of choice.


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Re: [new forum] Request for a new forum

said by Le Chef :

I'm not sure what State and you expect of this list.

I mean, do you want *ALL* currently functioning ISP's ? ....

....So w/o knowing the exact specifics I'll take a stab at this for State, since I like his fuzzy blue grin....

 
Definitely looks like a good start.

I'd say to include any currently active ISPs who have been mentioned in the past few months in CBB forum, if they do not have an 'official' forum of their own, but DO have an AD-HOC forum.

Eastlink, for example, would qualify.

Any Indie ISPs whose new rate plans are currently being considered in threads - You have most of them already but there are always a few others - I'll review and see who else comes to mind - There may even be a few newcomers who have NO forum at ALL, but are getting some respect - I dunno.

As for Resellers, I would suggest YES.

I know of only a few, such as Montreal DSL (TSI), but it would be good for folks to know with whom they are or could be dealing.

Montreal DSL - I just checked and they do not seem to be on the better AD-HOC list which I linked, but they are well-known and we could just say "See Teksavvy".

I would also include RipNET and Storm - regional ISPs near me who are very popular within respective territories.

Bell Aliant is big in the maritimes.

Distributel (has their own customer base and owns Acanac at arm's length)


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Re: Browse to ISP Rolodex - How to

said by Velix:

said by Davesnothere:

Here's how to get there from scratch :

Go to REVIEWS tab.
Select any recent review (click link).
In that review page, below the 6-Month Rating Bar, click on one of the links to see other reviews for that ISP.
The next screen will include a row of GREY Tabs, which includes a tab called 'ISP Roldex'.
THAT's the one ! - Click !
Then click on flag for country of choice.

(I was logged in when I did that - not sure whether it matters)

 
There's a simpler method :

Go to MAPS tab.
Go to the row of GREY tabs, select 'ISP Rolodex'.
Then click on flag for country of choice.

 
Simple is GOOD !

Fatness & I each thank you !

Velix

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Re: [new forum] Request for a new forum

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edit: read some of their recent reviews, not as good as before it appears. So much so, I decide to delete the name so nobody accidentally goes to them without reading the reviews.



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said by Le Chef :

I'm not sure what State and you expect of this list.

I mean, do you want *ALL* currently functioning ISP's? All ISP's that existed? All ISP's that take up at least a few posts in the Canadian Broadband forum?

The whole shabang would be a messy useless list since many are defunct, so it can't be that.

All currently functioning ISP would also be messy since there are some clowns out there (recall westsavvy)?

So w/o knowing the exact specifics I'll take a stab at this for state, since I like his fuzzy blue grin.

I will add to this here and there as my brain cell starts to work (no promises) and limit it to only those that my brain cell can recall people had in the forum and at least made reference to.

1. Acanac: »Acanac
2. Ebox: »ELECTRONICBOX
3. Nexicom: »Nexicom
4. Velcom: »Velcom
5. Caneris: »Caneris
6. CFB Pet Net: (We only see a post from them like once or twice a year. Not sure if they are down. Ad-hock wireless on a military base): »CFB Pet Net
7. Colbanet: »Colbanet
8. Comptom Communications: »Compton Communications The forum looks funny. Did they undergo a name change?
9. MNSi: »MNSi
10. Mornington Communications: »Mornington Communications
11. MTS: »MTS
12. Novus: »Novis (BC and Toronto specific area's only) Also, they have two forums here. See: »Novus Entertainment Inc
13. Primus: »Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
14. Radioactif: »Radioactif
15. SaskTel: »SaskTel (this is the gov owned telco who charges 10,600$ for 800-meg)
16. ViF: »VIF Internet
17. Wightman Telecom (FTTH & DSL): »Wightman Telecom
18. Xplornet: »Xplornet
19. AEI Internet: »AEI Internet
20. Yak: »Yak Communications
21. Bruce Telecom (DSL and FTTH): »Bruce Telecom

22. B2B2C: »B2B2C High-Speed Internet
23. YouMano, »youmano.com/ (I don't see this one on DSLr) However they exist and are active. Few posts in the forum.
24. Eastlink: »Eastlink Cable Do they still exist or have they been bought? I forget. But I see it every now and then in the forum

I excluded mickey mouse ISP's and resellers of resellers.

This about sums up all the ISP's we see in the CDN broadband forum.

My brain cell said it is now complete and it can go back to sleep for a decade.


Le Chef

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OH! One last one that we shouldn't ignore

25. GorillaNET: »gorillanet.ca/ (WISP) Wireless internet provider in Rural Ontario area's. He's online here and active. Plus he's hairy and looks like State, except he isn't blue.

I don't notice a DSLr forum on this one.


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Re: Browse to ISP Rolodex - How to

said by Davesnothere:

said by Velix:

said by Davesnothere:

Here's how to get there from scratch :

Go to REVIEWS tab.
Select any recent review (click link).
In that review page, below the 6-Month Rating Bar, click on one of the links to see other reviews for that ISP.
The next screen will include a row of GREY Tabs, which includes a tab called 'ISP Roldex'.
THAT's the one ! - Click !
Then click on flag for country of choice.

(I was logged in when I did that - not sure whether it matters)

 
There's a simpler method :

Go to MAPS tab.
Go to the row of GREY tabs, select 'ISP Rolodex'.
Then click on flag for country of choice.

 
Simple is GOOD !

Fatness & I each thank you !

Found a faster and simpler method.
I don't know if it was just added, but I just noticed it.
--------------------------------------------

From the canadian forum
»Canadian Broadband

Find just below the large red bar.
General discussions of all broadband issues in Canada.
We also have these ISP specific Forums: Bell, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, TekSavvy, Telus and Videotron.
Looking for an ISP not listed? We may have an ad-hoc forum for it, click here to check.


The link goes right to the canadian list.


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Re: [new forum] Request for a new forum

said by Le Chef :

OH! One last one that we shouldn't ignore

25. GorillaNET: »gorillanet.ca/ (WISP) Wireless internet provider in Rural Ontario area's. He's online here and active. Plus he's hairy and looks like State, except he isn't blue.

I don't notice a DSLr AD-HOC forum on this one.

 
Yes, I meant to mention George.

Also Distributel may now be larger than TSI, now that they own Acanac, but also no AD-HOC forum in THEIR name.

And I've been adding a few to a post earlier on this page (several above here).

The help is appreciated.

I hope that State has a fairly visible spot in mind for this.

(The eBox fans will squawk if not. )


Le Chef

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26. Distributel.
Funny... they only have a voip forum here:
»Company entry - Distributel VOIP



Le Chef

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said by Davesnothere:

I hope that State has a fairly visible spot in mind for this.

(The eBox fans will squawk if not. )

Alphabetical listing would be best.

So, Dave, take those 26 names and forums and now break it down alphabetically so no one screams.


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Re: Browse to ISP Rolodex - How to

said by Velix:

Found a faster and simpler method.
I don't know if it was just added, but I just noticed it.
--------------------------------------------
From the canadian broadbang forum

Find just below the large red bar.
General discussions of all broadband issues in Canada.
We also have these ISP specific Forums: Bell, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, TekSavvy, Telus and Videotron.
Looking for an ISP not listed? We may have an ad-hoc forum for it, click here to check.


The link goes right to the Canadian list.

 
Hmmmm.... Ain't THAT something !

I wonder whether State or Fatness knew ?

Still, it has a bunch of unimportant and/or outdated entries (bloat), and no direct links to the ad-hoc forums.

But, as I posted earlier, their NUMBERS are in the links within it, so they help indirectly.