I wasn’ trying to say that not having the feature was ridiculous by itself. Please note the the OP and initial replies by Tablo admins. In this case the full context of my frustrated post is that back in 2015 someone complained that this feature did not exist and requested it. Tablo replied saying essentially “it’s in the pipeline” which to most people would mean it’s a feature that they were working on for implementation in a later update within a reasonable amount of time so that current users can take advantage of it. Four years later the feature still isn’t here which leads me to believe it was never truly in their plans to add it. Thus my frustration in finding and reading this thread.
As a customer I wanted to be sure to voice the frustration that myself and others have faced and hopefully draw attention to this feature they claimed was “coming” for years now but hasn’t yet materialized. I stand by my statement that the lack of such a feature in 2019 is awful for the initial user experience. I’m glad folks here posting had the knowledge to work around it for themselves but that isn’t going to be the case for everyone.
Again, it seems like everyone replying to me is super happy with / loyal to the Tablo platform for better or worse which is fine (obviously we all dropped some coin on the device/service so I want to be happy with it just as much as the next guy). All I’m saying is that there is still interest in this feature and if they said they were going to add it, then it would be great if they followed through. It’s a glaring omission in an otherwise solid product.