Possible Change To Off Peak Period

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Yabbie
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Yabbie » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:12 pm

Sounds like the majority are in favour of the idea - go for it.

gedm
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by gedm » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:16 pm

I too wouldn't have a problem with the change. I appreciate the email from Exetel asking for our opinion. Thanks for the opportunity to have a say.

spidie
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by spidie » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:17 pm

yes please.. suits me down to the ground as I am a morning person.

shimtos
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by shimtos » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:19 pm

I prefer status quo or my usage during the revised 'off peak' will increase

waratah
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by waratah » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:20 pm

BlackPawn wrote:In general, I'd be a bit unhappy with this.

My scheduled downloads wouldn't care about this obviously but when I'm after a big file that I can't schedule, like HD youtube or maybe some big sourceforge install like I did the other night...I usually just wait till midnight to do it. I can stay up till midnight any time and it's no big deal but staying up till 2am to do something is much less convenient.
You know it's perfectly fine to download big files in peak time. You don't *have* to wait till off-peak to do it. The only reason you wouldn't would be if you were pushing the limits of your peak dls. But 20G is a hell of a lot of youtube/programs.

And for everyone saying they can't wait up 'til 2am to start their downloads, I'm guessing most bittorrent clients would have a scheduler option to automatically turn on whenever you like.

For my money, the "interactive web experience" should trump downloaders everytime.

Niall
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Niall » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:22 pm

No objections here

ivent
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by ivent » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:26 pm

Yes please - I'd prefer this.

Pirate
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Pirate » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:28 pm

Leave it alone,its fine the way it is.

Llian
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Post by Llian » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:29 pm

No objections here for the change. I would like there to be the option to allow off peak to be settable within a range as was suggested by one poster. Or it could be set automatically via alphabetical last names (ie. A-E 12-12, F-J 1-1, K-Q 2-2, R-Z 3-3). Just a twist on the idea.

glen20
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by glen20 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:30 pm

Fine by me. 3AM-3PM would be even better for me. G.
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Col
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Col » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:32 pm

I have no complaints about the current 12-12 period, however I really like the idea of moving it to 2-2. You would keep everyone happy if you kept 12-12 as an option you can select in the Member Facilities though.

emperorchung
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by emperorchung » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:32 pm

im happy with the current structure.so leave it as it is.thanks

patnan
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by patnan » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:34 pm

I think this shift in times would be a good idea

natjen
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by natjen » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:35 pm

This would make no difference to me at all, I would just change the schedule in my torrent program :-)

andybee
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by andybee » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:38 pm

I prefer the current 12am-12pm off-peak times. If the time is moved later it means that my system will be idle for a couple of hours before starting any scheduled downloads and using power needlessly.

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