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Old 01.02.2013, 17:09
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People not replying to messages after contacting me FIRST

I really don't get it why some people who sent me a PM don't reply anymore after I sent them a message back. Is it because I mentioned the fact that I am Croatian after they enquired about my nationality? Do they think I am some sort of asylum seeker?

This really pisses me off. Rant over.
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Old 01.02.2013, 17:12
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OooooK. At least they're helping you from hitting your 4 PM a day limit...

You should lie and tell them you're Swedish. That's what the rest of us do.
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Old 01.02.2013, 17:13
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Re: People not replying to messages after contacting me FIRST

Or tell them you're the former Miss Croatia:



Best advice: Just go to the social events on EF and meet people in person.
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Re: People not replying to messages after contacting me FIRST

That might work!

(jag talar lite svenska)

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OooooK. At least they're helping you from hitting your 4 PM a day limit...

You should lie and tell them you're Swedish. That's what the rest of us do.
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Old 01.02.2013, 17:14
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Re: People not replying to messages after contacting me FIRST

I am Swedish.
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Old 01.02.2013, 17:15
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I really don't get it why some people who sent me a PM don't reply anymore after I sent them a message back. Is it because I mentioned the fact that I am Croatian after they enquired about my nationality? Do they think I am some sort of asylum seeker?

This really pisses me off. Rant over.
Ok, let's come down. This is nothing about where you are from. I get these people too and they ask a question, get an helpful answer and can't manage to spit a little thank you afterward. Some people have simply bad manners.

And I don't bother to answer people with 0 post anymore.
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Old 01.02.2013, 17:16
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Old 01.02.2013, 17:17
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Re: People not replying to messages after contacting me FIRST

Well in my case they were interested in a friendly banter or something since they were asking personal questions. It wasn't about getting an answer about anything in particular.

But I guess you're right people are probably just rude.

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Ok, let's come down. This is nothing about where you are from. I get these people too and they ask a question, get an helpful answer and can't manage to spit a little thank you afterward. Some people have simply bad manners.

And I don't bother to answer people with 0 post anymore.
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Old 01.02.2013, 17:18
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Well in my case they were interested in a friendly banter or something since they were asking personal questions. It wasn't about getting an answer about anything in particular.

But I guess you're right people are probably just rude.
You've never been on a dating website, have you?
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Re: People not replying to messages after contacting me FIRST

I tried it once. Never again!!

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Old 01.02.2013, 17:27
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Ok, let's come down. This is nothing about where you are from. I get these people too and they ask a question, get an helpful answer and can't manage to spit a little thank you afterward. Some people have simply bad manners.

And I don't bother to answer people with 0 post anymore.
Yeah, happened to me too. I recently translated two little documents into French for a girl here, and she never even thanked me. Some people take everything from granted
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Old 01.02.2013, 17:42
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Yeah, happened to me too. I recently translated two little documents into French for a girl here, and she never even thanked me. Some people take everything from granted
That's just plain rude, not you, but the person you did the translation for. It really doesn't take that much time to write a pm saying thanks.

Mind you I've long believed that if you give somebody a hundred franks and never see them again, then it was probably worth it.
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Old 01.02.2013, 17:45
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Re: People not replying to messages after contacting me FIRST

I know what you mean, I asked about buying some stuff before from a seller and never got a reply back. It was obvious they thought I was a terrorist with a sole mission of exploding on meeting and having my family raid the rest of their apartment.
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Re: People not replying to messages after contacting me FIRST

Simply..TTIUWP
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Simply..TTIUWP
English?
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Urban Dictionary: TTIUWP

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I am Swedish.
I like Swedish Fish.


... and their bikini team...
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Re: People not replying to messages after contacting me FIRST

I tell people I am Croatian all the time, mostly because I am 50% Swedish and got tired of having to explain why my grandfather dropped the umlaut from his last time when he snuck across the Canadian border into Minnesota inside a case of Molson beer. much easier to simply tell them that he dropped the "ic" from the end of the name when he emigrated to Sweden.
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Old 01.02.2013, 18:54
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Old 01.02.2013, 18:59
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Re: People not replying to messages after contacting me FIRST

I'm just happy to know someone took the time to personally write me a message

If they respond, that's two personal messaged! an unexpected 2-fold increase in my joy!!

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