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JimL
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject: 911 question

This morning I was trying to find something on the MJ onscreen display. My cursor passed over the 911 button. A bubble popped up saying, if I am not mistaken, that a message had been issued with my location, etc.

I would have assumed that I would have to click on the 911 button for it to actually send a message, whatever the message is. I don't quite understand how this 911 thing is supposed to work in principle.

What actually happened? Was that pop-up merely to tell me what _would_ be done if I clicked it?
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nailgunner
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: 911 question

JimL wrote:
This morning I was trying to find something on the MJ onscreen display. My cursor passed over the 911 button. A bubble popped up saying, if I am not mistaken, that a message had been issued with my location, etc.

I would have assumed that I would have to click on the 911 button for it to actually send a message, whatever the message is. I don't quite understand how this 911 thing is supposed to work in principle.

What actually happened? Was that pop-up merely to tell me what _would_ be done if I clicked it?


Clicking on the 911 button doesn't send any message. It tells you whether or not they have validated your location correctly so you can get 911 service. If it's green you are okay, if not, it usually changes to green after a waiting period. To use 911 you still have to dial 911.
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JimL
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 911 question

nailgunner wrote:
JimL wrote:
This morning I was trying to find something on the MJ onscreen display. My cursor passed over the 911 button. A bubble popped up saying, if I am not mistaken, that a message had been issued with my location, etc.

I would have assumed that I would have to click on the 911 button for it to actually send a message, whatever the message is. I don't quite understand how this 911 thing is supposed to work in principle.

What actually happened? Was that pop-up merely to tell me what _would_ be done if I clicked it?


Clicking on the 911 button doesn't send any message. It tells you whether or not they have validated your location correctly so you can get 911 service. If it's green you are okay, if not, it usually changes to green after a waiting period. To use 911 you still have to dial 911.


How long does this waiting period last? But I should be patient. I've only had MJ for about 3 years at this address.

And if you don't mind, my very first point was about when my cursor crossed (I think this has to do with some buzzwords like hover") the _yellow_ 911 button and that pop-up appeared saying, "This location has been submitted to the 911 service. Once the 911 service acknowledges that they understand this address, this icon will turn green." I asked if _that_ sent a message. Obviously the message says a message was sent. So I've either answered my own question or screwed something up - or both.
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nailgunner
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: 911 question

JimL wrote:
nailgunner wrote:
JimL wrote:
This morning I was trying to find something on the MJ onscreen display. My cursor passed over the 911 button. A bubble popped up saying, if I am not mistaken, that a message had been issued with my location, etc.

I would have assumed that I would have to click on the 911 button for it to actually send a message, whatever the message is. I don't quite understand how this 911 thing is supposed to work in principle.

What actually happened? Was that pop-up merely to tell me what _would_ be done if I clicked it?


Clicking on the 911 button doesn't send any message. It tells you whether or not they have validated your location correctly so you can get 911 service. If it's green you are okay, if not, it usually changes to green after a waiting period. To use 911 you still have to dial 911.


How long does this waiting period last? But I should be patient. I've only had MJ for about 3 years at this address.

It obviously isn't too big a concern for you, if you've had your MJ for 3 years and have now just gotten around to hovering over the 911 button.

And if you don't mind, my very first point was about when my cursor crossed (I think this has to do with some buzzwords like hover") the _yellow_ 911 button and that pop-up appeared saying, "This location has been submitted to the 911 service. Once the 911 service acknowledges that they understand this address, this icon will turn green." I asked if _that_ sent a message. Obviously the message says a message was sent. So I've either answered my own question or screwed something up - or both.

I don't mind one way or the other. But you didn't answer your own question, since your question(s) was/were:

"What actually happened? Was that pop-up merely to tell me what _would_ be done if I clicked it?"

Again, NOTHING happened and hovering over it, crossing your cursor over it, clicking on it, or whatever you want to do to it, isn't going to do anything but give you the status of what they show your 911 connection to be.


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JimL
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 911 question

nailgunner wrote:
JimL wrote:
nailgunner wrote:
JimL wrote:
This morning I was trying to find something on the MJ onscreen display. My cursor passed over the 911 button. A bubble popped up saying, if I am not mistaken, that a message had been issued with my location, etc.

I would have assumed that I would have to click on the 911 button for it to actually send a message, whatever the message is. I don't quite understand how this 911 thing is supposed to work in principle.

What actually happened? Was that pop-up merely to tell me what _would_ be done if I clicked it?


Clicking on the 911 button doesn't send any message. It tells you whether or not they have validated your location correctly so you can get 911 service. If it's green you are okay, if not, it usually changes to green after a waiting period. To use 911 you still have to dial 911.


How long does this waiting period last? But I should be patient. I've only had MJ for about 3 years at this address.

It obviously isn't too big a concern for you, if you've had your MJ for 3 years and have now just gotten around to hovering over the 911 button.

And if you don't mind, my very first point was about when my cursor crossed (I think this has to do with some buzzwords like hover") the _yellow_ 911 button and that pop-up appeared saying, "This location has been submitted to the 911 service. Once the 911 service acknowledges that they understand this address, this icon will turn green." I asked if _that_ sent a message. Obviously the message says a message was sent. So I've either answered my own question or screwed something up - or both.

I don't mind one way or the other. But you didn't answer your own question, since your question(s) was/were:

"What actually happened? Was that pop-up merely to tell me what _would_ be done if I clicked it?"

Again, NOTHING happened and hovering over it, crossing your cursor over it, clicking on it, or whatever you want to do to it, isn't going to do anything but give you the status of what they show your 911 connection to be.




You know, I think it might be better if you left off your duties as sarcastic apologist for MJ when it prevents you from attending to extremely obvious problems brought up here.

I quoted the message it SAID was sent. You choose to make smartalec remarks instead of attending to a question. Well, MJ is more riddled with problems than anything I've encountered in my and being mouthy to or dismissive and belittling of users doesn't change that.

Ok, now, will I be flamed for stating the obvious. Will everyone come to the defense of the most disrespectful person here, because he can cause you trouble like so many who find themselves in charge of something?
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nailgunner
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: Re: 911 question

JimL wrote:


You know, I think it might be better if you left off your duties as sarcastic apologist for MJ when it prevents you from attending to extremely obvious problems brought up here.

Hovering over the 911 button is an "extremely obvious problem"?

I quoted the message it SAID was sent. You choose to make smartalec remarks instead of attending to a question. Well, MJ is more riddled with problems than anything I've encountered in my and being mouthy to or dismissive and belittling of users doesn't change that.

Read my original response. There was nothing smart-alec about it. I answered it, you apparently didn't like the response, and then decided to make some kind of a distinction between "hover" and "cursor crossed", which is when I turned into a smart-alec.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject:

Hang in there, Jim. Sifting through hihacked threads, endless off topic hostilities, and poorly formatted responses has become part of the game around here.

What was the question? 911 and Magicjack?

Hit and miss. Not a good idea to depend on it.

Hope you don't need it.
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nailgunner
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:50 am    Post subject:

dogcacher wrote:
Hang in there, Jim. Sifting through hihacked threads, endless off topic hostilities, and poorly formatted responses has become part of the game around here.

What was the question? 911 and Magicjack?

Hit and miss. Not a good idea to depend on it.

Hope you don't need it.


Since I was the only one who has responded to him, I would assume that was a shot at me.

So I can conform to your standards in the future, please tell me what about my responses was off-topic?

And poorly formatted response? With no offense to the poster, if anything the question was poorly formatted. Despite your shortened version, his question wasn't "911 and MagicJack?". His only questions were at the end of the original post about what happened when he passed over the 911 button and what was the pop-up trying to tell him.

How YOU got "911 and MagicJack?" out of his original post remains a mystery to me. But if you received some hostile replies in the past, that could explain it.
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