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rei ability to simmer"unavailable"?

1:55 p.m. on July 4, 2012 (EDT)
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can anybody offer any opinion on rei's stove rating category"ability to simmer" an "unavailable" rating?

2:35 p.m. on July 4, 2012 (EDT)
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This seems fairly self explanatory but none the less I have not seen your example.

Any link to, ........ ,  to help see the difficulty of understanding ?

3:01 p.m. on July 4, 2012 (EDT)
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they didnt have the stove available for testing?

3:02 p.m. on July 4, 2012 (EDT)
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why dont you explain?you explanatory!

6:34 p.m. on July 5, 2012 (EDT)
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Which stove?  Several trailheads can provide you advise if you would cite the stove in question.

Ed

8:27 p.m. on July 5, 2012 (EDT)
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Yes as Ed just wrote, details from you will make this easy, please give your example of difficulty with details.  I will  gladly add assistance and advice from my experiences once I know what it is to assist with.

10:49 p.m. on July 10, 2012 (EDT)
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evidently,not many people have done stove comparisons on REI's site,they have categories of subjective analysis ie.,pot stability,stove stability,ABILITY TO SIMMER.REI's rating scale denominations are:fair,good,excellent.no poor no unable.they will give you boiltimes for 1L,minutes at W.O.T.with 100g fuel.but marketing will not allow a poor rating regardless of performance.in the testing category of "ability to simmer".according to rei marketing if a stove has zero "ability to simmer"they wont give poor or unable its classified as"unavailable".i called REI and asked about their inability of a "poor"or any other classification to signify unable to perform.they told me there was a marketing screw-up.unavailable is not the same as unable,lets get the dictionary:measuring ability,if there is zero ability(unable)not (unavailable)dude i went to seventh grade.still not as stupid

10:58 p.m. on July 10, 2012 (EDT)
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callahan,things sometimes arent as explanatory as they seem

11:07 p.m. on July 10, 2012 (EDT)
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example

11:23 p.m. on July 10, 2012 (EDT)
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no difficulty in understanding,difficulty in comprehending

11:24 p.m. on July 10, 2012 (EDT)
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comprehension is 0% of the law

2:25 a.m. on July 11, 2012 (EDT)
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Again, if you would provide the name(s) of stove(s) assigned this status we may be able to tell you their actual potential to simmer; otherwise the "unavailable" status has no context for us to decode and provide you the actual capability of the stove(s) in question.

Ed

8:56 a.m. on July 11, 2012 (EDT)
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Unk, from what you have written, and that you haven't responded with what  specific stove your are interested in, I surmise that you are frustrated with a problem or glitch in REI's product rating user interface. Is that correct? If that is not the case, I think some folks are willing to help if you can offer a bit more information. 

If the REI user interface and ratings system are the issue, it sounds like REI answered your question: That there is a glitch or error in how it was set up. I am not sure what else could be said if that is the case. Hopefully, now that they are aware of the issue they will be able to fix it. 

9:30 a.m. on July 11, 2012 (EDT)
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Thing with an interface is it does not always fit exactly every common understanding of a word. Not a great big deal, really. And if they see that it is a glitch, or I might add a bad way in wrtiting the stove rating interface, perhaps it will be corrected in future. I would wait to rate if I felt I could not rate it appropriately.

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