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Old 24.06.2014, 16:14
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What's your EF pet hate?

Mine is people who constantly refer to Switzerland as "Swiss" …..

Ie, "I have just moved to Swiss"

….argggh it drive me crazy!!
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Old 24.06.2014, 16:18
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

Pet hate?
Monkeys from an island
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Old 24.06.2014, 16:27
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

Hee hee. I think the OP means "pet peeve."

Mine is when someone creates an introduction thread but almost no one responds to it -- and yet so many people here get down on newbies for not making formal introductions.
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Old 24.06.2014, 16:30
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

People who don't use the search function.

Pet peeve of the day
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Old 24.06.2014, 16:32
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

I feel endangered by wolves and wolverines.
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Old 24.06.2014, 16:36
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

I wish people would perform a basic search before writing "I am sorry if this has been covered before, but I ... [cannot be bothered to look for my problem]
or [cannot think of a search parameter, as I have the brain of a fish]

If we ignore the question it looks offensive and not caring, but if we answer the OPs will never change their ways. So we have to answer gruffly, and that doesn't look very friendly either.

So please, please SEARCH before you post a question!
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Old 24.06.2014, 16:38
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

It's not really a pet hate, per se, but I wish that when one opened the "New Posts" page, the date that the original post was created was listed. That way one could tell if a post that had multiple pages was actually an old thread that had one or two new recent comments, or if it was a hot new thread with pages upon pages of current responses.

Not really a big deal, just a personal preference.

(Apologies, OP, if I have taken your thread in the wrong direction by posting a "suggestion" rather than something that truly irritates.)
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Old 24.06.2014, 16:40
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Mine is people who constantly refer to Switzerland as "Swiss" …..

Ie, "I have just moved to Swiss"

….argggh it drive me crazy!!
I agree, in fact I have just banned someone whose location was "Swiss".
They deserved to be banned for that if nothing else.
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Old 24.06.2014, 16:41
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Mine is people who constantly refer to Switzerland as "Swiss" …..

Ie, "I have just moved to Swiss"
Same here. And when it's pointed out, they usually claim they "of course know" that the country's not called Swiss, but "wanted to save time" - really? And how much time exactly does it save to type only 5 instead of 11 letters?

I'm torn on the issue of using the search function. Many questions are specific enough for an own thread, though they might be similar to other situations. But stuff like "can you post some English job websites please" - yeah, first, there's this thing called Google, second, there's a sticky in this forum on this topic.

The flip side is people using the search function, finding some thread from 2009 and then posting their question in it. Well it's probably OK then to open a new one in this case

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Old 24.06.2014, 16:43
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

I wish there was a way to filter the "new posts" threads according to what is belligerent and/or naughty and what isn't.

(It's tiresome to have to read through all that "for sale" etc. crap to get to the naughty stuff!)
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Old 24.06.2014, 16:44
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

People requesting an introduction when a newbee asks a good and relevant question never asked or answered before.

People asking about what happens after a certain traffic infraction but never reporting back what actually happenend in the end.
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People asking about what happens after a certain traffic infraction but never reporting back what actually happenend in the end.
This times a million!
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I wish there was a way to filter the "new posts" threads according to what is belligerent and/or naughty and what isn't.

(It's tiresome to have to read through all that "for sale" etc. crap to get to the naughty stuff!)
It would be good to have any posts in which significant numbers of groans had been dished out marked as such, don't you think?

I like popcorn threads a lot more than "for sale" threads as well. Having said that, there are definitely some entertaining "for sale" threads out there!
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I agree, in fact I have just banned someone whose location was "Swiss".
They deserved to be banned for that if nothing else.
Watch out with that powerful tool, so we don't have to reinstate, it's an admin pita to unblock a legit IP.

Pet peve? Hmmm... people who are too self assured. Pushy. In any ways. Looks like it blocks some cerebral processes at times. But that's not exclusive to online.
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Pet hate?
Monkeys from an island


Are you Guybrush Threepwood?


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Old 24.06.2014, 16:51
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Don't worry MC, there was a legitimate reason for the banning.
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Hee hee. I think the OP means "pet peeve."
You've never heard the phrase "pet hate"?

"somebody's pet hate (British & Australian) also somebody's pet peeve (American)" http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/pet+hate
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Old 24.06.2014, 16:56
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You've never heard the phrase "pet hate"?

"somebody's pet hate (British & Australian) also somebody's pet peeve (American)" http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/pet+hate
Oops, sorry, no I had never heard that phrase before.

But at least I cleared that up for all the other Americans here.
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Old 24.06.2014, 16:58
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Mine is people who constantly refer to Switzerland as "Swiss" …..

Ie, "I have just moved to Swiss"

….argggh it drive me crazy!!
Your job must be even more boring than mine.
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Old 24.06.2014, 17:02
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

Members who only post when they have a question, need advice, a problem solved etc and then disappear. Only to reappear again when the same is needed.

I wish they would also contribute and help others as well.
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