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aSwissInTheUS 25.06.2014 14:32

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Citing the actual law, but still everybody states his assumptions, half knowledge and mostly wrong opinion.

Pancakes 25.06.2014 14:37

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 2184903)
I think you misread and/or misinterpreted my post - you got it arse-about-face, methinks.

Wait. Back it up. I think I interpreted it correctly. If I, as an American, thought that only non-Americans believed they were culturally superior, then that in itself would be ironic because I would be implying that Americans believe they are culturally superior in believing that only non-Americans believe that they are culturally superior...

:msnshock:

Okay, I'm dizzy now. Must lay down...

ximix 25.06.2014 19:05

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Those who whine and complain that there's too much of a British bias on EF.

I just don't see it myself but then again, maybe I'm biased. :rolleyes::p

Sbrinz 25.06.2014 19:17

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
There IS a strong British flavour here, but then there are many people from the UK here. We also usually quote the BBC, but then they do usually get the story correct, and with a minimum of racial or religious bias.

nickatbasel 25.06.2014 20:33

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Something frequented by people living in Swiss.

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Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 2184408)
Oh, and what's "EF"??


nickatbasel 25.06.2014 20:36

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Such as?

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Originally Posted by treesarehalal (Post 2184162)
People who won't give an example of what they're talking about.


Castro 25.06.2014 21:24

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Originally Posted by Carrie F (Post 2184930)
Wait. Back it up. I think I interpreted it correctly. If I, as an American, thought that only non-Americans believed they were culturally superior, then that in itself would be ironic because I would be implying that Americans believe they are culturally superior in believing that only non-Americans believe that they are culturally superior...

Are you two related? :p

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Anjela 25.06.2014 21:34

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Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 2184919)
Posting a useful answer at the page break. And nobody reads or acknowledges it.

I seem to have an inborn talent for doing just that, seems to happen with at least half of my better posts; but what really hacks me off is that then someone else posts basically a re-write of what I'd said a few posts later and they get oodles and oodles of Thanks and 'aren't you clever' comments. Grrrrrr.

What are the odds this us going to be the last post on a page?

Samaire13 25.06.2014 21:48

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Originally Posted by Anjela (Post 2185246)
What are the odds this us going to be the last post on a page?

It's not :p (got nothing else do say :D)

Belgianmum 25.06.2014 21:55

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Originally Posted by Anjela (Post 2185246)
I seem to have an inborn talent for doing just that, seems to happen with at least half of my better posts; but what really hacks me off is that then someone else posts basically a re-write of what I'd said a few posts later and they get oodles and oodles of Thanks and 'aren't you clever' comments. Grrrrrr.

What are the odds this us going to be the last post on a page?

Doesn't that rather depend on how the reader has set up their viewing? Isn't there an option to choose differing numbers of posts per page?
In that case the last post on a page for you may actually be in the middle of a page for somebody else.

Anjela 25.06.2014 22:39

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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 2185271)
Doesn't that rather depend on how the reader has set up their viewing? Isn't there an option to choose differing numbers of posts per page?
In that case the last post on a page for you may actually be in the middle of a page for somebody else.

I think it is possible to set it to 20 or 40 posts per page, but I'm too computer illiterate to work out how.

Personally I think people are just choosing to ignore my well chosen words of wisdom!

Island Monkey 25.06.2014 23:47

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
My second pet hate/peeve is people who come on here and say "I want to move to Switzerland" . but for no reason what so ever, other than they think it looks nice! They've never been here, have no clue what life is like, but are desperate to find a way to live here!

I don't get it. I can understand if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend here, or if you want to work for a specific company etc. But why just pick Switzerland off the map and say "I want to live there, even though it's virtually impossible". Do people think it's all chocolate and cheese here or what??

Guest 26.06.2014 00:15

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Originally Posted by Sbrinz (Post 2185148)
There IS a strong British flavour here

It's the bacon that you can taste. Good, huh?

mirfield 26.06.2014 00:15

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2185371)
My second pet hate/peeve is people who come on here and say "I want to move to Switzerland" . but for no reason what so ever, other than they think it looks nice! They've never been here, have no clue what life is like, but are desperate to find a way to live here!

I don't get it. I can understand if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend here, or if you want to work for a specific company etc. But why just pick Switzerland off the map and say "I want to live there, even though it's virtually impossible". Do people think it's all chocolate and cheese here or what??

I'm agree.




Those silly "in jokes" are probably annoying too.

krlock3 26.06.2014 08:09

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My pet hate is for sale threads derailed by sanctimonious twats hiding behind the veil of "hey its a free market, i'm merely helping you to sell your item more fairly by rubbishing it"

Pachyderm 26.06.2014 08:37

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
A couple of things.

The tedious old "why can't the Swiss be more like us?" observations. Why don't they giggle all the time at strangers and chat to me on the tram? Why don't my neighbours knock on my door for a natter every evening? [Crikey, hard to think of anything worse.]

The same moaners never ask: "Why can't the Swiss commit as much crime as we get in London? Gah! I feel so annoying SAFE! Why are the streets so infuriatingly clean? Why the hell can't they cancel every third train just like they do at home?"

And clique-iness.

There is an EF mob mentality, usually seen at its goriest and most cruel when someone new, or not well-regarded by the mob, posts something mildly controversial.

It's not exclusive to EF; this happens on any popular, long-running forum, and probably, in other ways, in most schools and large workplaces. I've never been a member, nor a victim of it, but I feel uncomfortable when I witness it, and is one of the reasons I don't read EF daily, as I once did.

Apart from that occasionally-seen unpleasant edge, I think EF is actually a pretty decent community with a good mixture of humour, intelligence and helpfulness.

Despite the frustrations, it's given me considerable net benefit in the 5 years I've been here.

Leggat 26.06.2014 08:58

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Originally Posted by Pachyderm (Post 2185450)
And clique-iness.

There is an EF mob mentality, usually seen at its goriest and most cruel when someone new, or not well-regarded by the mob, posts something mildly controversial.

It's not exclusive to EF; this happens on any popular, long-running forum, and probably, in other ways, in most schools and large workplaces. I've never been a member, nor a victim of it, but I feel uncomfortable when I witness it, and is one of the reasons I don't read EF daily, as I once did.

It's the two fold popularity system, thanks&groans, and then the more obscure blobbies, or whatever their technical name is.

With thanks, groans, the reader puts their name behind their opinion, .. and it's safer to thank than to groan. Negative rep points can apparently be doled out anonymously. So if you don't want to be dragged into a flame war with an ardent git, just tip the scales as you please.

In one way it's nice, it lays out the pecking order right away, and helps you to recognize who to ignore as outcasts, and who to shamelessly flatter because they can make or break you on a whim. It does save one all that tedious thinking, forming opinions on their own.

Since I wandered into the wrong thread at the wrong time, in the wrong mood, I now number among the tainted, my remaining purpose in life to serve as a warning to others. Woe, oh woe is me. :rolleyes:

MidfieldGeneral 26.06.2014 09:10

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by krlock3 (Post 2185440)
My pet hate is for sale threads derailed by sanctimonious twats hiding behind the veil of "hey its a free market, i'm merely helping you to sell your item more fairly by rubbishing it"

I couldn't agree more, there are quite a few on here doing that, it's pretty nasty.

Guest 26.06.2014 09:28

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2185371)
My second pet hate/peeve is people who come on here and say "I want to move to Switzerland" …. but for no reason what so ever, other than they think it looks nice! They've never been here, have no clue what life is like, but are desperate to find a way to live here!

I don't get it. I can understand if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend here, or if you want to work for a specific company etc. But why just pick Switzerland off the map and say "I want to live there, even though it's virtually impossible". Do people think it's all chocolate and cheese here or what??

I think for the most part the map they pick it off of includes a note of average salaries. But possibly not the average cost of living.

MidfieldGeneral 26.06.2014 10:15

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2185371)
My second pet hate/peeve is people who come on here and say "I want to move to Switzerland" . but for no reason what so ever, other than they think it looks nice! They've never been here, have no clue what life is like, but are desperate to find a way to live here!

I don't get it. I can understand if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend here, or if you want to work for a specific company etc. But why just pick Switzerland off the map and say "I want to live there, even though it's virtually impossible". Do people think it's all chocolate and cheese here or what??

I don't see the issue with this. That's what I did, I was offered a job and I thought I'd give it a shot. I did the same when I moved to Bahrain and I know many foreigners who moved to the UK because they thought it would be interesting to live there.

Guest 26.06.2014 10:35

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by MidfieldGeneral (Post 2185527)
I don't see the issue with this. That's what I did, I was offered a job and I thought I'd give it a shot. I did the same when I moved to Bahrain and I know many foreigners who moved to the UK because they thought it would be interesting to live there.

But you were offered a job then came here. The issue IM has is with those that do it the other way round - they suddenly have a desire to move to Switzerland that manifests out of thin air and they then want us to tell them how to find a job here.

MidfieldGeneral 26.06.2014 10:43

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But you were offered a job then came here. The issue IM has is with those that do it the other way round - they suddenly have a desire to move to Switzerland that manifests out of thin air and they then want us to tell them how to find a job here.
I think its great to have a sense of adventure, I was offered a job here and in London simultaneously and I thought it would be interesting to live in CH so I took the job without ever having been to CH because I heard it was nice and I was curious.

Mrs. Doolittle 26.06.2014 13:02

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I have two:

1. People with zero post count who send me a PM with a question which in most cases has been asked and answered a thousand times here.

2. People who send a PM and don't sign their real name.

Castro 26.06.2014 13:13

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
grammaer and speling peedants :mad:

FuriousRose 26.06.2014 13:14

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Originally Posted by Castro (Post 2185692)
grammaer and speling peedants :mad:

I'm sure it will be amusing if EF has an autocorrect :D

Island Monkey 26.06.2014 13:30

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MidfieldGeneral (Post 2185562)
I think its great to have a sense of adventure, I was offered a job here and in London simultaneously and I thought it would be interesting to live in CH so I took the job without ever having been to CH because I heard it was nice and I was curious.

That's different! You had a job, therefore could get a permit.. Therefore no problem, that's what I did too, although I'd been to Switzerland for a couple of weeks before hand, it gave me no clue what it was like to live here!

That's very different however to "Hi, I'm non-EU, I've never been to Switzerland, I don't speak any of the languages, I have no skills, how can I move to Switzerland?"

Sbrinz 26.06.2014 13:36

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
When I meet new foreign people here I ask them "Why did you move here?" "I find it's usually for love or money, nobody moves here for the chocolate nor for the mountains."

But it is true isn't it? We all came here for love or money.

Guest 26.06.2014 13:48

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Not really a pet hate - but it always makes me chuckle how people take news articles at face value - especially when they don't actually follow the links to the original articles... ;)

mirfield 26.06.2014 14:11

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Not really a pet hate - but it always makes me chuckle how people take news articles at face value - especially when they don't actually follow the links to the original articles... ;)
Similarly with thread titles;

Quote:

What's your EF pet hate?
"I can't stand those stupid chihuahuas that people carry in a handbag. I mean, really, what's the point? Are they even real dogs?"

SOBEIT 26.06.2014 14:27

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Folk that go off -topic when discussing a particular subject. Oh, that's me, sorry.

MidfieldGeneral 26.06.2014 14:42

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2185715)
That's different! You had a job, therefore could get a permit.. Therefore no problem, that's what I did too, although I'd been to Switzerland for a couple of weeks before hand, it gave me no clue what it was like to live here!

That's very different however to "Hi, I'm non-EU, I've never been to Switzerland, I don't speak any of the languages, I have no skills, how can I move to Switzerland?"

thanks, how many examples of this are there on EF?

PaddyG 26.06.2014 14:45

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I knew I'd find this somewhere...

http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Kris/peeve.png

mirfield 26.06.2014 14:52

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MidfieldGeneral (Post 2185808)
thanks, how many examples of this are there on EF?

A fair few. Definitely enough for it to ne noticeable.

Guest 26.06.2014 15:04

Quote:

Not really a pet hate - but it always makes me chuckle how people take news articles at face value - especially when they don't actually follow the links to the original articles... ;)
Maybe...but who in their mind is ever going to click through on a hatemail link?

Quote:

Originally Posted by MidfieldGeneral (Post 2185808)
thanks, how many examples of this are there on EF?

They don't always exactly tick all 4 boxes but there seems to be at least one or two a week. Noticed one earlier today.

3Wishes 26.06.2014 15:20

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
People who don't use the multiquote function. :p

Guest 26.06.2014 15:51

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 2185864)
People who don't use the multiquote function. :p

Even when there's several minutes between each post and everyene else has been too dopey to post something fresh themselves in between?

mirfield 26.06.2014 15:57

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
He probably did. He lies.








People who don't quote at all.

SOBEIT 26.06.2014 16:21

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Not enough of AussieSwiss, Vegen Chef and the like.

MusicChick 26.06.2014 17:16

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
My own typos.

miniMia 26.06.2014 22:32

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by mirfield (Post 2185758)
"I can't stand those stupid chihuahuas that people carry in a handbag. I mean, really, what's the point? Are they even real dogs?"

Whooaaa! Hold up. You've now crossed the line.

Pistols at dawn!!! :msnmad:


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