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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2018, 10:31:57 AM »
Just joined. Cool how it shows past messages unlike when u join a WA group.
Strange that TG shows the Joseph a banks deal yesterday but I never got the Twitter text for it...
Didnít get that one either. Got a bunch before and after, so donít think thereís any issue on my end.
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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #91 on: March 15, 2018, 10:32:23 AM »
https://t.me/RealDansDeals/66

They also have a live-preview widget available..

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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #92 on: March 15, 2018, 10:34:57 AM »
Didn't get the sms for basketball or sweaters but got TG...


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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #93 on: March 15, 2018, 11:01:49 AM »
In general, what do you like about TG better than WA?
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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #94 on: March 15, 2018, 12:04:22 PM »
In general, what do you like about TG better than WA?
I am not a heavy TG user, but from what I gather the advantage of TG (which a certain Yeshiva staff member alerted me as one of its greatest dangers - especially when combined with bots) is the fact that everything is stored on the cloud (presumably indefinitely). So no need to take up device space, and ability to see past messages (and presumably search them).

An additional advantage is the ability to have a single account working on multiple devices, and no need for an active phone connection for those to work.
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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #95 on: March 15, 2018, 12:33:42 PM »
I am not a heavy TG user, but from what I gather the advantage of TG (which a certain Yeshiva staff member alerted me as one of its greatest dangers - especially when combined with bots) is the fact that everything is stored on the cloud (presumably indefinitely). So no need to take up device space, and ability to see past messages (and presumably search them).

An additional advantage is the ability to have a single account working on multiple devices, and no need for an active phone connection for those to work.
These are fantastic advantages!
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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #96 on: March 15, 2018, 12:35:48 PM »
We should open a Telegram V. Whatsapp thread.

On Whatsapp web you have your messages on the right and the other persons messages on the left, just like on mobile.

Telegram web decided to keep both messages on the left which is horribly annoying.
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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #97 on: March 15, 2018, 12:37:28 PM »
We should open a Telegram V. Whatsapp thread.

On Whatsapp web you have your messages on the right and the other persons messages on the left, just like on mobile.

Telegram web decided to keep both messages on the left which is horribly annoying.
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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #98 on: March 15, 2018, 12:40:04 PM »
These are fantastic advantages!
Just my thoughts, but when I suggested moving a certain group from WA to TG, one of the members had very strong words to say against it. I pm'd him, not even know who he was, for clarification, and he told me that TG is one of the biggest problems around. With bots that can retrieve almost anything and everything (and since it's all stored on the cloud, the device can present clean, and then anything can be loaded). I can see the validity of those claims (I was previously unaware of the existence of TG bots) and can understand and appreciate why the spread of TG use might need to be curbed.

He also claimed that it's used for illicit transactions. I don't really understand how, but he claimed that it's one of the challenges of law enforcement in today's day and age.
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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #99 on: March 15, 2018, 02:10:46 PM »
Just my thoughts, but when I suggested moving a certain group from WA to TG, one of the members had very strong words to say against it. I pm'd him, not even know who he was, for clarification, and he told me that TG is one of the biggest problems around. With bots that can retrieve almost anything and everything (and since it's all stored on the cloud, the device can present clean, and then anything can be loaded). I can see the validity of those claims (I was previously unaware of the existence of TG bots) and can understand and appreciate why the spread of TG use might need to be curbed.

He also claimed that it's used for illicit transactions. I don't really understand how, but he claimed that it's one of the challenges of law enforcement in today's day and age.
I was the same way.  It was my new life mission to move everyone over to Telegram, but due to it's abilities (i.e. features) it enabled otherwise kosher/filtered users to access things they were trying to protect themselves from, I stopped trying to get people to switch over.  I don't even like discussing its issues(ignorance is bliss), but it's already been said here.

@jj1000 , there are MANY telegram clients.  almost each platform (ios, android, windows, mac) has at least 2-3 clients.
https://telegram.org/apps (that's not all of them, at all)

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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #100 on: March 15, 2018, 02:41:29 PM »
I was the same way.  It was my new life mission to move everyone over to Telegram, but due to it's abilities (i.e. features) it enabled otherwise kosher/filtered users to access things they were trying to protect themselves from, I stopped trying to get people to switch over.  I don't even like discussing its issues(ignorance is bliss), but it's already been said here.

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https://telegram.org/apps (that's not all of them, at all)

You can PM me (or Telegram me), and I'll "show you around".
Indeed, ignorance is bliss. And the beauty is in the ability to be deliberately ignorant. While I was made aware of the features, I am able to not educate myself on the specifics of those, and just stick to it as a messaging system. But as mentioned, I no longer try to get people on it (that being said, is there a client that could work on a Nokia 208? Just because WA support is ending, and the alternatives of WeChat and LINE don't seem very good)
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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #101 on: March 15, 2018, 02:53:47 PM »
(that being said, is there a client that could work on a Nokia 208?)
Not that I've come across, nor anyone I've asked.
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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #102 on: March 15, 2018, 03:17:11 PM »
I don't want to know what it "can do. All I know is 10 minutes ago I got the message for the car chargers but I still didn't get the Twitter sms

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Re: Official DansDeals Telegram Beta
« Reply #103 on: March 20, 2018, 03:39:08 PM »
@Dan have you looked into WhatsApp Business?

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« Reply #104 on: March 20, 2018, 03:39:55 PM »
@Dan have you looked into WhatsApp Business?
I downloaded it and emailed them. Same 256 limitations when I last checked.
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