574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
This is the new thread for Myki. The old thread, 278 pages long, has to be loaded into memory each time some one views it. So we start a new thread (the RP Great Crash of 2009 was caused by server disk space issues.)

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  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
WHY doesn't this thread belong in the Victorian forum?
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Myki is a Victoria-wide system.  Allegedly.  Not just Melbourne suburban.
  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

Myki is a Victoria-wide system. Allegedly. Not just Melbourne suburban.


But it doesn't cover ALL of Victoria (leaving out some regional bus services) whereas it does cover all of Melbourne Suburban (except Skybus - for the time being).
  rikyo Station Master

Porting over an unanswered question from the old thread:

EDIT: Answered when the discussion went back to the old thread. Move along, nothing to see here...
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
Myki is a Victoria-wide system. Allegedly. Not just Melbourne suburban.


But it doesn't cover ALL of Victoria (leaving out some regional bus services) whereas it does cover all of Melbourne Suburban (except Skybus - for the time being).
"DalyWaters"

But Myki doesn't BELONG to Melbourne.
  rikyo Station Master

This is the new thread for Myki. The old thread, 278 pages long, has to be loaded into memory each time some one views it. So we start a new thread (the RP Great Crash of 2009 was caused by server disk space issues.)
"574M"

On that thinking, shouldn't the hitachi and "where is it" threads also be branched off as well? They're both very popular, though perhaps not as intensely topical right now.

(sorry for multiply posting, but I can't seem to edit my previous post.)
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
Thanks for the reminder; the Hitachi sightings thread is horrendously long.  Whereizzit and Archeology are the other culprits.
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
WHY doesn't this thread belong in the Victorian forum?
"DirtyBallast"


Well, Myki is not yet active in most places serviced by VLP.  Certainly not in the North East and North Central.
  alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location:
Who gives a kahootz where it belongs, the old Myki thread was in Suburban so it'd be easier to keep them together.

I must have missed something somewhere not have the interwebs for the last few weeks. But I picked up a Sun the other day and heard Myki was introduced, but only on trains (V/Line or Metro or both?) and is still bug ridden. So what's actually going on? I take the papers word with a grain of salt.

Oh and I ordered a Myki back in August and still haven't got it. What's going on there?
  Tremere Train Controller

. But I picked up a Sun the other day and heard Myki was introduced, but only on trains (V/Line or Metro or both?) and is still bug ridden

"alstom_888m"


Metro only, and even then doesn't appear to be fully ready.
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
WHY doesn't this thread belong in the Victorian forum?
"DirtyBallast"


Well, Myki is not yet active in most places serviced by VLP.  Certainly not in the North East and North Central.
"574M"

Ahhh, so the thread WILL be moved to the Victoria forum in the future .... Wink

Seriously though, Myki has been up and running in regional areas for quite a while now on buses; it is not exclusively a metropolitan ticketing system. I will suggest that Melburnians, once again, think that Victoria ends at the extremities of Zone 2.

This thread will belong where it belongs and I don't really care either way, but putting it in the Melbourne Suburban forum shows a typical attitude IMHO.
  Flinders_Flyer Chief Train Controller

Location: Greensborough
WHY doesn't this thread belong in the Victorian forum?
"DirtyBallast"


Well, Myki is not yet active in most places serviced by VLP.  Certainly not in the North East and North Central.
"574M"

Ahhh, so the thread WILL be moved to the Victoria forum in the future .... Wink

Seriously though, Myki has been up and running in regional areas for quite a while now on buses; it is not exclusively a metropolitan ticketing system. I will suggest that Melburnians, once again, think that Victoria ends at the extremities of Zone 2.

This thread will belong where it belongs and I don't really care either way, but putting it in the Melbourne Suburban forum shows a typical attitude IMHO.
"DirtyBallast"


Is it really that big of an issue? I presume having it in the Melbourne suburban section is much more convenient for the majority of visitors and members on this site. It makes sense to have it where it is. The Myki thread is currently and has been one of the most popular for some time. Making everyone all of a sudden start having to go into the Victorian section doesn't really make sense.
  cookie930 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Spencer Street Station (Not SCS)
Shouldn't the old threads be locked to prevent further posting? As there is already several posts after this new thread was made. Also the thread is in suburban because thats where it was originally created, no one complained about it in the previous 270+ pages of discussion so there can be too much of a problem with it.
  melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange
There some railway stations on Melbourne train network that do not have top up machines so allows users to top up their myki cards and so for example if they run out of credit and need top up at Heidelberg Railway station, they can’t do so because of no MYKI machine located at the station . Evil or Very Mad
  tomohawk Chief Commissioner

Location: Getting The Met to get around
There some railway stations on Melbourne train network that do not have top up machines so allows users to top up their myki cards and so for example if they run out of credit and need top up at Heidelberg Railway station they can’t .
"melbtrip"


There are a few locations, which is quite unfortunate. The current metcard machines are in the only spot suitable for the Myki machine. Sandringham is another such example.

Can users top up at the counter yet?
  melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange
There some railway stations on Melbourne train network that do not have top up machines so allows users to top up their myki cards and so for example if they run out of credit and need top up at Heidelberg Railway station they can’t .
"melbtrip"


There are a few locations, which is quite unfortunate. The current metcard machines are in the only spot suitable for the Myki machine. Sandringham is another such example.

Can users top up at the counter yet?
"tomohawk"

My understanding no they can't top up at counter yet.

other MYKI news, I got told Trams and Bus in Melbourne may be working in week time. (infomation from call centre).
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
WHY doesn't this thread belong in the Victorian forum?
"DirtyBallast"


Well, Myki is not yet active in most places serviced by VLP.  Certainly not in the North East and North Central.
"574M"

Ahhh, so the thread WILL be moved to the Victoria forum in the future .... Wink

Seriously though, Myki has been up and running in regional areas for quite a while now on buses; it is not exclusively a metropolitan ticketing system. I will suggest that Melburnians, once again, think that Victoria ends at the extremities of Zone 2.

This thread will belong where it belongs and I don't really care either way, but putting it in the Melbourne Suburban forum shows a typical attitude IMHO.
"DirtyBallast"


Is it really that big of an issue?
"Flinders_Flyer"

No, of course not (see above). It's just that Myki is, allegedly, a Victoria-wide ticketing system, but a lot of Melburnians think Myki belongs to them exclusively. But hey, who am I to argue their ignorance? Wink
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
Also the thread is in suburban because thats where it was originally created, no one complained about it in the previous 270+ pages of discussion so there can be too much of a problem with it.
"cookie930"

Again, it's no big deal, I was just being technical.

Maybe the previous 270+ pages of discussion were in the wrong place too! Laughing
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

This is the new thread for Myki. The old thread, 278 pages long, has to be loaded into memory each time some one views it. So we start a new thread (the RP Great Crash of 2009 was caused by server disk space issues.)
"574M"


Is this actually true? That the whole thread is loaded into server memory whenever somebody views it? That's a pretty ordinary way of coding forums if that's the case - certainly not the way I would have designed things.  It sounds like a likely story to me...
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
I believe that is the way this site is coded but to have the entire thing crash for three days because it can't cope with 270 pages seems unusual.

The Useless Post thread got closed at something like 1450 pages and, while that did take a bit of oomph to load, it did so pretty well instantaneously.

Waiting for an Admin decision .....
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
There's 20 stations in all that are sans CVM.

Ashburton, Bayswater, Berwick, Box Hill, Frankston, Glen Waverley, Heidelberg, Hurstbridge, Jolimont, Laburnum, Lilydale, Narre Warren, Pakenham, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Sandringham, South Yarra, Thomastown, Upper Ferntree Gully and Watsonia.
  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 least 331 pages.

The old thread is available at: http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11325852-0-asc-s4950.htm

Please transfer your discussions across now.

Regards
Brian
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Myki is a Victoria-wide system.  Allegedly.  Not just Melbourne suburban.
"Gwiwer"


It would appear the threads are actually in the Victorian Forum.

Regards
Brian
  RATLSNAKE Chief Train Controller


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


My shirts are pocketless. Smile  But yeah, it's a concern some will need to avoid, especially that it doesn't beep

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