I have a BT Homehub5 that has been running as my main router for several years, but annoyingly overheats,
so I decided to buy aTP-Link VR200 to replace it. After buying it, I read the small print that 2.4GHz is not supported.
Evidently work is going on to fix this, and has been for a while. so I searched for VR200. I cannot tell if the work being done
was in August 2018 or 18 August 2021. I would say this is a complete failure of information transfer. Its not that I was angry,
but more shocked that a totally Nerd infested place like this would have failed to learn the lessons ofY2k.
Y2k was 20 years ago and probably some users were not born then, but you would expect that they might have heard about it.
Some of us are older, and learned COBOL in college. 2018 is not a long time ago to me, its more like yesterday.
More to the point, In medical and Aerospace electronics, you are told that this kind of error leads to death, and should be avoided -
in the same way that you don't let children ride pedal cycles out into the main road. It is not so much annoying, as dangerous, not
just in router software, but in every day life. and evidently some people don't know. These days, we have a thing called the internet,
and what you type and what I type, is immediately visible across the world, but people live in locales, where time is expressed differently.
This is not about that, nor about investigating the state of VR200 software, it is about getting the message across that, if an issue needs
a date, then that date needs to be unambiguous, because otherwise people you don't know could die for reasons you don't understand.
Mistakes in dates kill people.
Anyone involved in poking software with a stick needs to be aware of this. Its not a laughing matter.
Early on in my career, I was told "remember when designing electronics, the people using it may be upside down, in a ditch, with people
shooting at them". Someone needs require all UI designers to spend a whole day being told this!
"usually the first question from our new members usually don’t start in this forum group for feedback."
As we say in this country ... "If I were going to there, I'd never be startin' from 'ere!" - you are not me - and vice versa.
Even if you are new to it, and not very good at it, you should remember that the job you did when told "run it up the flagpole
and see who salutes it" may be issued and shipped to outer space without you being told. Obviously, that would be a stupid thing to do,
but since when has "things being stupid" stopped them from happening?