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Old 24.06.2014, 15:14
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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, 15:18
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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, 15:27
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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, 15:30
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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, 15:32
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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, 15:36
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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, 19:06
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

Please, please provide a better search tool...


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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, 19:10
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

My pet hate is threads that look like they could be interesting, but have already reached page 4 and I have no idea if what I am about to post has already been said, but can't be bothered reading the previous posts...
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Old 24.06.2014, 15:38
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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, 15:54
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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, 15:56
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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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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

Wondering whose "reincarnation" a new user is. Sometime they come back in a more constructive manner and that's O.K., but more often than not they just continue some ridiculous battles...
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Old 24.06.2014, 15:48
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Pet hate?
Monkeys from an island


Are you Guybrush Threepwood?


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You are typing like a cow.
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

People who respond to salary questions saying "Oh, the average Swiss family lives on much less than that".

I don't care what the average Swiss family lives on, quite frankly. If I ask this question, I just want to know if moving across the world is worth my while. Not to mention - the average Swiss family has an established network system in place that is oftentime not readily available to a newbie from another country.

Having said that...newbies, use the search function!
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Old 24.06.2014, 15:40
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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, 15:43
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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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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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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!
I like statistics. I'd love to see a table with "most groaned post", or "member who thanks the most", you get the idea.

PS, that's not a pet hate, sorry IM
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