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Re: Repeater-- Speculation and disinformation

Oh, I don't know about that--SVG has a Repeater and seemed to be
reporting different behavior than you are.  I don't think there's a
Repeater-bashing tendency on the the list.  The Repeater seems to have
some quirks that are all the more infuriating because of the
unrealised, yet quite visible potential of the overall concept.

Perhaps if there was a Repeater FAQ on the Tools of the Trade page,
this sort of misinformation wouldn't keep cropping up?  Kim's always
looking for contributions for those pages.


On 10/13/05, mark sottilaro <zerocrossing2001@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hey gang,
> I know this is kind of weird, but I notice that you
> often read replies to Repeater questions/posts with
> some kind of negative speculation or comment and as
> far as I can tell you don't own one and maybe never
> have.  Why do people do this?  It usually goes
> something like, "oh I don't think the Repeater does X"
> and then I or someone else comes on and corrects you
> (I remember comments of really long latency come to
> mind [it's around 14ms])  It seems like pointed jabs
> at "the other guy" similar to cartoons of Calvin
> pissing on a Chevy logo.  I must admit the day I see
> an Echoplex with a Calvin sticker pissing on an
> Electrix logo I'll pee my pants.
> It's fine to ask a question about a piece of gear like
> "how does one save a loop to memory on the Repeater
> (answer: when you choose the CFC memory it happens
> automatically upon closing the loop the first time),
> but a pointed statement like "BTW, the Repeater also
> is unable to save to a CFC card without stopping the
> loop isn't it?" just fuels misinformation and rumor.
> Mark