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ZuriRollt 04.07.2016 22:44

About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
I've noticed lately that the majority of new joining EFers either don't fill-out, or suppress the basics of their "About Me" profiles.

While I'd recommend this approach 100% to children or young adults - it makes trying to give any good advice on relocation or adaptation to Swiss life a full-time, teeth-pulling experience.

Typically:

a) I want a new job and it has to be in Swiss because that interests me and would be the best environment for me or help me because of my dissatisfaction over my current (un)employment and / or over-qualifications here in my own country, having already a PhD (unspecified). The childcare support system seems to be sub-optimal (crazily expensive) by the way

or...

b) Please let me know where I should should live in Swiss, what I should do according to my (non-specified) qualifications, what I should earn, the cost of living (sometimes the family number is specified), and how much I get if I don't find a job.

etc, etc, etc.

Demotivates from wanting to help - at least the basics should be mandatory info.

k_and_e 04.07.2016 23:46

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2618644)
Demotivates from wanting to help - at least the basics should be mandatory info.

What a ridiculous thread. You didn't even provide all the basics yourself:rolleyes:

JagWaugh 04.07.2016 23:48

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 2618661)
What a ridiculous thread. You didn't even provide all the basics yourself:rolleyes:

cough... somebody noticed.

ZuriRollt 04.07.2016 23:55

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 2618661)
What a ridiculous thread. You didn't even provide all the basics yourself:rolleyes:

Where haven't I provided my relevant basics - my profile hasn't changed since I joined (except that at some point I omitted my post code ;-)

k_and_e 04.07.2016 23:57

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2618666)
What haven't I provided my basics - my profile hasn't changed since I joined (except that at some point I omitted my post code ;-)

Just a sneaky attempt to get a "young adult" image:msntongue:

JagWaugh 04.07.2016 23:57

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2618666)
What haven't I provided my basics - my profile hasn't changed since I joined (except that at some point I omitted my post code ;-)

So... your profile was originally statistics and your postal code, and now you've reduced it to just your statistics?

JagWaugh 04.07.2016 23:59

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 2618668)
Just a sneaky attempt to get a "young adult" image:msntongue:

Old age and treachery...

Serk 05.07.2016 00:02

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 2618661)
What a ridiculous thread. You didn't even provide all the basics yourself:rolleyes:

:eek:
I only see statistics.

ZuriRollt 05.07.2016 00:03

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JagWaugh (Post 2618662)
cough... somebody noticed.

I feel honoured ;)

JagWaugh 05.07.2016 00:05

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2618674)
I feel honoured ;)

Stop smilieing at me, drama llama.

ZuriRollt 05.07.2016 00:09

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JagWaugh (Post 2618677)
Stop smilieing at me, drama llama.

OK, then back to the "Free Clothes Railing" thread.
Has about the same depth.

JagWaugh 05.07.2016 00:10

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2618679)
OK, then back to the "Free Clothes Railing" thread.
Has about the same depth.

I sense a trap.

adrianlondon 05.07.2016 00:12

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
The problem is that people keep answering the questions.

When a newbie, with no profile info, comes along and says "I wanna move Swiss what salary?" the correct response is to ignore them or laugh at them. Instead we get huge responses and URLs and links pointing to all sorts of salary calculators, people arguing over which city is the best to live in etc only to discover it's some non-EU British citizen trying to set up a business selling fake bomb detectors or something.

So there's no incentive to give more info either in the profile or the post as people will wade in with opinions anyway.

And the answer is Basel, 135,000 CHF.

JagWaugh 05.07.2016 00:15

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by adrianlondon (Post 2618682)
The problem is that people keep answering the questions.

When a newbie, with no profile info, comes along and says "I wanna move Swiss what salary?" the correct response is to ignore them or laugh at them. Instead we get huge responses and URLs and links pointing to all sorts of salary calculators, people arguing over which city is the best to live in etc only to discover it's some non-EU British citizen trying to set up a business selling fake bomb detectors or something.

So there's no incentive to give more info either in the profile or the post as people will wade in with opinions anyway.

And the answer is Basel, 135,000 CHF.

I personally think that users should be forced to declare their salt preferences.

Serk 05.07.2016 00:30

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Yeah but if you write unemployed to your occupation (as I did), some people really take that with utmost seriousness and don't really care what you ask or answer. I find it really interesting and quite fascinating :) I don't want to mention the non-EU part: no you can't do this, it's not allowed, forget about it, impossible, Swiss ways etc. etc.
the whole world is bored :cool:

dannyt986 05.07.2016 00:31

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
At a certain point moderation also requires changes to the forum structure.

I've seen other forums where advice of this type (repetitive, speculative and individual) is subject to the OP providing some basic facts according to a checklist pinned to the top of that section.

ZuriRollt 05.07.2016 00:33

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JagWaugh (Post 2618680)
I sense a trap.

Just double-layer the aluminium foil

JagWaugh 05.07.2016 00:35

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2618693)
Just double-layer the aluminium foil

Who says it's Aluminum?

ZuriRollt 05.07.2016 00:36

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by adrianlondon (Post 2618682)
The problem is that people keep answering the questions.

When a newbie, with no profile info, comes along and says "I wanna move Swiss what salary?" the correct response is to ignore them or laugh at them. Instead we get huge responses and URLs and links pointing to all sorts of salary calculators, people arguing over which city is the best to live in etc only to discover it's some non-EU British citizen trying to set up a business selling fake bomb detectors or something.

So there's no incentive to give more info either in the profile or the post as people will wade in with opinions anyway.

And the answer is Basel, 135,000 CHF.

Sounds pretty good with someone of your profile.
Any self-published self-help books by any chance?

adrianlondon 05.07.2016 00:48

Re: About Me / Your Profile on EF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2618697)
Sounds pretty good with someone of your profile.
Any self-published self-help books by any chance?

Of course! But you can't have one as it defeats the purpose of self help.


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