heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

The latter quotation is not a reply to the former, but juxta-posing them brings about interesting images in your mind.
"Speed"


You have an evil mind.

I like that.

Far too many normal people herabouts  8)

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  jessej100 Station Staff

I'm fascinated by the people who say, "Touch your Myki on and off without taking it out of your wallet."

Do you seriously think that I'm going to risk running  my ATM card, Credit Cards et al across some form of electronic scanner?
"Valvegear"


You're definitely not going to ruin any cards by running them over the scanner - particularly ones with magnetic strips. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. As in, the reader uses radio waves the detect the chip, not any kind of damaging magnets. I'm no electrical engineer but I'm pretty sure radio waves can't wipe a credit card. Not to mention I've never heard of it happening anywhere else in the world.

In regards to other cards you may have with RFIDs on them, I know for a fact they did some fairly extensive testing with other cards (i.e. the Oyster Card) to make sure the readers didn't pick them up by mistake. There could be bugs I guess, but at worst the reader will scan an RFID it doesn't understand and ignore it.
  Brendan03 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
I have noticed, Someone who is 5'11 (Like myself) with a long lanyard, Can uh... scan on by uh... well... leaning forwards towards the myki readers, On the W class.


What was that post a few hundred pages ago about Mykiphelia?!
  RATLSNAKE Chief Train Controller


I always thought all stations were normally un-maned. Of course on some rare special occasions some may be decorated with plumes or similar, and these could be considered as manes.
"Rodo"


Nope, NTH GLG never been un-manned since its opening to my knowledge.  In fact since last year there are a few extra station staff, and open to much later hours due to increase in patronage.

All Geelong line stations are manned to varying schedules, except the two I mentioned.  Little River is also un-manned with no facilities, but that is of course well outside the borders of Geelong.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
jessej100 - thanks for your comments - I will maintain my distrust if it's all the same to you.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Cor, I read one reply to my earlier post and missed about umpteen others.
Thanks for all the comments.
With Myki's record to date, I'll maintain my suspicious outlook...call me a Luddite if you wish.
Computers screw up; ATM's screw up, I trust Myki like I'd trust a hungry leopard.
  RATLSNAKE Chief Train Controller

^hm, whilst that is a remote possibility, I think you'll find in practice it would happen rarely.  I am 6'3" and my hip pocket (where I keep my wallet) does not reach the reader.  Plus you do have to hold it pretty close for that to occur.  If it does happen though, it might teach people not to lean against the myki readers as seems to happen more often than not at the moment... though on a crowded trams sometimes you have no choice!
"Mitty"


You'll find that people who carry their cards/IDs around their neck off a lanyard, like I do, will easily find themselves at the right height squished up against a myki scanner on a peak Collins or Bourke St tram. Sad It could easily happen.
  RATLSNAKE Chief Train Controller



That's why it would be a good idea if the scanners beeped. I'm sure they used to, but the latest software revision seems to have taken that functionality away?

Has anyone heard a scanner beep lately?
"Asapi"


When I used the blue balance checker I was surprised there was no beep.  It should bloody beep! Razz
  GORT-KLAATU Train Controller

Random, but i've heard that apparently Myki is still not yet quite 'perfected' as they say for use on Melbourne Trams and Buses. Does this mean that perhaps Metcard could still be used after the six months that the transition to myki is due to be complete (if likely) Question

To be honest, i like using Metcard. In a sense its easier just to put the card in the machine like a credit card and be able to take so many trips on a cheap two hour or daily card at one price, rather than additional fees using a myki card for all these trips etc.
  Xoanon Locomotive Fireman

I have noticed, Someone who is 5'11 (Like myself) with a long lanyard, Can uh... scan on by uh... well... leaning forwards towards the myki readers, On the W class. What was that post a few hundred pages ago about Mykiphelia?!
"Brendan03"


Stop it Brendan03, you'll go blind... Wink


You'll find that people who carry their cards/IDs around their neck off a lanyard, like I do, will easily find themselves at the right height squished up against a myki scanner on a peak Collins or Bourke St tram. Sad It could easily happen.
"RATLSNAKE"


If you find yourself in that position, it's probably best to tuck it in your shirt pocket (now that does sound rude).
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The Moderators have resolved to lock the current MYKI thread and transfer discussions to the new thread which is now active. The reasons for this include an inability to split posts from the thread due to the size of the discussion which is now at 331 pages.

The NEW thread is available at: http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1374051.htm#1374051

Please transfer your discussions across now.

Regards
Brian

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