I have just noticed the numerous complaints about buggy caching on the Slacker board. Probably the same way you assume that the SL2 continues to be a buggy device ... no longer from personal experience.
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You are also still talking about the original version of the Slacker caching software for Blackberry which has since been updated. Yes, unlike your SL2 software Slacker actually does update theirs to fix issues.
Blackberry, Droid, multiple versions. You name the platform and version and I can probably find you 5 or 6 bug reports / complaints from that forum.
I can find you complaints about Jesus Christ or Ford Cars, or Harley Davidson Motorcycles... So what!
How many complaint threads have we had about the SL2? But yet you still find it a viable product! But what has Sirius XM done for you lately? I can't hear you?
Slacker may time their sweet time, but they do generally address issues. Don't you wish you could say the same for your SL2?
Personally, I would prefer to take door #3 given the chioice.
Whatever that means, you've whined and complained about Slacker since you got it. I am not really sure why you even have it if the service and software is so bad.
My current version 1.3 of the software is very stable and I've never had an issue with it. You will always have complainers as that is just human nature! It does not mean everyone is having problems!
That makes me wonder about your computer in terms of memory and processor. I really cannot say I have had any of those problems you report. I have playlist with hundreds of songs and while I notice it slows a bit the more you add, it still works very well.
In regards to missing artist I would assume that has to do with licensing agreements for Canada. Here in the US, there are even a few artist missing, but I do not blame Slacker for that. You take Bob Segar for example, he is just a moron! His music isn't on Amazon or iTunes. He is a control freak and some artist are like that.
2 different computers both with plenty of memory. If its memory, Slacker must waste memory or be quite bloated for this to even be an issue. Posted this on the Slacker website at your suggestion, got several responses (after yours which said that because you didn't have the problem, it must not exist) all with the same issues. Of course, nothing was ever done about it. And perhaps part of the blame is mine since I never bothered contacting the support about it -- seemed like it would be a pointless time wasting endevour. But that does not change the fact that there is an issue shared by others with Slacker station editing.
I am glad you enjoy your Slacker. I am enjoying it less and less.