I’m an All-Star!

It is the little things sometimes – today TiVo made me an ‘All-Star’ on the TiVo Help Forums.

What that means…

TiVo All-Stars:

1. Are active contributors. TiVo All-Stars are passionate, experienced TiVo users who are generous in sharing their unique product expertise. They also take a few moments to make sure they’re communicating their responses and follow-up feedback to their fellow TiVo users clearly and effectively. They also routinely aid users by passing along links to other TiVo resources.

2. Are welcoming to new users of the site. While newbie questions can be tiresome to experienced product users, TiVo All-Stars are happy to meet all users — even newcomers, as they know that everyone has to start somewhere, and that the person you help today may end up assisting you with something else tomorrow.

3. Respect all users. TiVo All-Stars always adhere to the Terms of Use and never do anything to disrupt the forums experience for another user. They also refrain from participating in flame wars or online disputes with other users.

4. Have experience to burn. The most valuable site contributors are ones who have deep knowledge of their TiVo or know how to ask the right questions to help another user identify his or her issue.

5. Are lifelong learners. TiVo All-Stars often visit TiVo.com and the help forums just to keep abreast of new issues they may run across in the future, or to pick up new tips that help them use their TiVo products to play or work even smarter. They’re also always on the lookout for interesting content or user feedback that TiVo could benefit from in developing their current and new products.

About MegaZone

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  • usagijer

    yay Zoner!

    how many are in the ranks of All-Stars?

  • buran

    mmmm, nebula …

  • megazone

    I think I’m #7.

  • megazone

    IIRC, I made that from the picture of the aftermath of a supernova. It may have been an astronomy photo of the day or something like that. :-)

    I’ve had people think it was weird stuff – the best was the person who thought it was a glow-in-the-dark condom. :-)

  • buran

    *giggle* Well, I *am* a space nut! Of course I recognize Hubble photos when I see them!

    Figure out what the icon on this post is and you get a gold star!

  • megazone

    I’m a bit of a space nut too – I was an Aerospace major, but I realized it wasn’t what I was best at so I changed email in my 4th year. I still read way too much – a few of the magazines I subscribe too are Aviation Week, Flight Journal, and Smithsonian/Air&Space. I’d probably still be more of an active rail fan too, if I had more time. I was in into rail before I got into aerospace. Probably has to do with growing up in the Schenectady, NY area – General Electric occupied the old American Locomotive works, where they built the Big Boy. OK, so I’m just into technological artifacts… :-)

    Hmm, I can’t make that out at this resolution, I’ll have to save it and zoom in a bit…

  • megazone

    OK, you got me, even zoomed in I don’t know for sure what it is. It looks like the kind of false-color photo from Hubble or other observatories like Compton, etc. But it could just as well be a false-color microphotograph of something. :-)

  • buran

    Your second guess is correct! It’s a green fluorescent protein stain in a type of cell called a “Henrietta Lacks” cell (very undifferentiated cancer cells that are easy to culture.) I grabbed it as a still frame from some images from an experiment my lab did a while ago since I thought it would make a good icon.

    I thought I might trip you up. Drat. :p

    The rest of my User Pictures

  • megazone

    Heh – I’m kind of an all-around geek. ;-)

    Nice set of icons – good interests. :-)