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Old 11-06-2006, 03:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally, something works. using jabber, i actually set up my pearl's google talk to seamlessly integrate all contacts from aim and yahoo. i never got ramble im to work, and i still havent got the tethered modem feature to work. at least this is, now im on the IM all the time, for no text cost. very very cool, no more reason to have my pc im's installed at all!


it seems to me that i dont have to have jabber running on my pc in order for my phone to still work either. is this true? however that works, it seems like it does. i thought you at least had to have the pc software running all the time as well...

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Welcome to 8 months ago sport.

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Heck......just trying to do the install intimidates me. The instructions say to install the 3mb program, but to the blackberry or the pc? I didn't know which way to go first, so I just gave in not wanting to screw up my Pearl.
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to 8 months ago sport.

Didn't know the Pearl had been released 8 month's ago "sport"
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Didn't know the Pearl had been released 8 month's ago "sport"
It worked with other BB's 8 months ago.
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It worked with other BB's 8 months ago.

Oh...

well maybe he didn't know what with his join date being NOV 2006


Alls I'm sayin is there's no need to be cruel. Ecspecially to us "newbies"
Perhaps he is a new Blackberry user (such as myself), just making the switch over to blackberry with the 8100.

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That's probably the case.
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Oh...

well maybe he didn't know what with his join date being NOV 2006


Alls I'm sayin is there's no need to be cruel. Ecspecially to us "newbies"
Perhaps he is a new Blackberry user (such as myself), just making the switch over to blackberry with the 8100.
Joining in November 2006 is not an excuse for not searching.
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Ease up on the new members guys/gals.

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Yeah, it could be you next! Seriously, searches are kind of hit and miss as we all know. Just think what you'd get if you searched and got this thread.......
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Heck......just trying to do the install intimidates me. The instructions say to install the 3mb program, but to the blackberry or the pc? I didn't know which way to go first, so I just gave in not wanting to screw up my Pearl.
I was the same way. I've been bouncing around chat programs and spending a lot of money trying them out. I've since set up GoogleTalk with the correct transports on PSI, and it is F'n AWESOME. It is absolutely THE BEST chat program there is once you get through the headache. You can set your own sounds, AND it even has a visual notification on the homscreen. If you have today/today plus theme anyone who messages you will show up as a message in your inbox (has a green icon). I never got disconnected although my AIM transport did have a slight hiccup the other day. I just couldn't sign on. But it's working great again! It also seems to be able to handle intense chatting, unlike Yak-On from my experience once you start chatting furiously it tends to disconnect. /shrug =\ For those that have migrated from Sidekick to here, go through the tutorials. You will not regret it!
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Oh to answer the question, you install the software onto PC itself. When you boot up GoogleTalk on BB, your settings import over. You don't mess with the BB the entire process of setting up. =)
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Yeah, it could be you next! Seriously, searches are kind of hit and miss as we all know. Just think what you'd get if you searched and got this thread.......
There is a reason for that, and unfortunately it is a never-ending cycle.

Here's how it works:
1. User posts a question
2. Another user answers above question
3. Prior to attempting use the search function, a new user posts the same question, perhaps with different wording
4. Moderation staff does not move repetitive threads to a repository
5. Repeat steps 3-4
6. Another new user searches, but there are now too many repetitive threads, and the one with the answer is buried
7. The search function is now essentially useless

Here's how it should work in Internet utopia:
1. User posts a question
2. Another user answers above question
3. Prior to posting, a new user searches and locates the above thread
4. If that thread doesn't help them, they then post their specific question, with a link to the thread they located
5. If the thread is deemed redundant by moderation, the thread is removed from the publicly viewable forum sections to a sort of thread recycle bin
6. If not redundant, another user answers
7. Repeat steps 3-6
8. The search function now is able to provide specific answers to specific questions

Now, obviously the search function does not perform at an optimal level when thread titles and thread content are ambiguous (e.g., "I need help! My BlackBerry doesn't work!"), and more commonly, thread titles and content are posted in badly mangled derivatives of the English language (e.g., "My blakbury is brokun!" Or my personal favorite: "Teather," or some derivation thereof.) Additionally, the search function is only as good as the person using it, and I don't think I need to elaborate on that subject.
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Not to take this further off the OP's topic...

However to add to dc/dc's post a little. If you try searching once but don't find anything maybe try a few different variations of the keywords you're using instead of posting right away.
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Not to take this further off the OP's topic...

However to add to dc/dc's post a little. If you try searching once but don't find anything maybe try a few different variations of the keywords you're using instead of posting right away.
I will even misspell my search attempts in an effort to find my results however usually repeated searching or alternative wording will render results!
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Since we're on the topic of searching ...

The absolute best resource for searcing through the endless piles of information within this site and others is Google. There have been many instances where I have used the BBF search tool and not found what I am looking for even though I know it's here somewhere. Using Google's search engine gives you access, not only to the wealth of knowledge within BBF pages, but to tips, tricks, instructions and troubleshooting that have been posted on other sites (granted, 90% of the time BBF pages are returned from Google when searching for BlackBerry related information ... way to go BBF!).

If you want to do BBF specific searches from Google you can even include "site:blackberryforums.com" within your search to keep it localized.

The point I'm trying to reiterate is that "search" doesn't mean hitting the search button ... it's a process of methodical research and discovery and may involve many separate attempts and tools to acheive the desired result.
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I will even misspell my search attempts in an effort to find my results however usually repeated searching or alternative wording will render results!
I'm glad to see there is another official search feature promoter now.
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The point I'm trying to reiterate is that "search" doesn't mean hitting the search button ... it's a process of methodical research and discovery and may involve many separate attempts and tools to acheive the desired result.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
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