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Old 03.05.2007, 23:34
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Why i like this site

When i first found the English forum it was through a curiosity thing.When i read a few of the threads i felt angry. The more i thought about why i felt angry the more i had to question myself. I realized i was jealous. Yep i know it's a negative emotion but hey i'm only human.
I was angry (just for me) that there was a superb network for newbies and i never had that advantage. I couldn't understand why i had such a fight establishing myself, not to mention the isolation, learning the language etc and you guys had it so easy. Naturally since then i've come to terms (me dad was a miner, minus the canary, we all move on) with what sense this site makes and to value the complaints of others . Sometimes i can empathize, other times i laugh.
So what am i saying? (bugger me if i know) more or less this site is great and even though i've lived here more than 20 years it's always good to hear other peoples views, because it makes you think that little bit further.
Thats me for now
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Re: Why i like this site

I agree. I think it is amazing how much knowledge people have and are willing to share. I was just thinking that it is a shame that the site isn't praised more!

One of the things that I think is really good is that people come from a whole variety of backgrounds and so most people can find someone who can help in their particular situation, even when, personally, I am thinking that the poster will never get help with *that* question. I find this very surprising, somehow!

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Re: Why i like this site

I wish I had found this forum sooner & would have especially benefited back in 2004 when I first moved. The collective knowledge principal, never fails to amaze me me on here.
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Re: Why i like this site

Oldhand, you and I both arrived here before the internet. Really "Web 1.5" is where things started to get better
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I appreciate where you are coming from. In the last few years, I never cease to be amazed by the way in which usenet and forums are undervalued.

Most people assume that the net is the web. For me the more interesting information is provided by real people, on request. You may be able to find a widget partnumber from a catalogue on a website, but you may not know it has a design fault until some long-term user tells you...

Take a look at the rec.travel.europe newsgroups, and you will find the most obscure questions answered by those that live in the place in question (eg. a small village outside Verona).

Some of the banal questions asked there make those asked on this forum seem very well-considered : "Do they have electricity in Italy ?", "Does Europe use credit cards ?"

In Switzerland, if you don't understand the language, and therefore the media when you arrive, a resource such as this forum can provide a window on life here. So often making sense of complexity even with documentation, is about knowing the right questions to ask...


So let's hear it (without any US-style airpunching or insincere whooping) for the forum...

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When i first found the English forum it was through a curiosity thing.When i read a few of the threads i felt angry. The more i thought about why i felt angry the more i had to question myself. I realized i was jealous. Yep i know it's a negative emotion but hey i'm only human.
I was angry (just for me) that there was a superb network for newbies and i never had that advantage. I couldn't understand why i had such a fight establishing myself, not to mention the isolation, learning the language etc and you guys had it so easy. Naturally since then i've come to terms (me dad was a miner, minus the canary, we all move on) with what sense this site makes and to value the complaints of others . Sometimes i can empathize, other times i laugh.
So what am i saying? (bugger me if i know) more or less this site is great and even though i've lived here more than 20 years it's always good to hear other peoples views, because it makes you think that little bit further.
Thats me for now
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So what am i saying? (bugger me if i know) more or less this site is great and even though i've lived here more than 20 years it's always good to hear other peoples views, because it makes you think that little bit further.
Thats me for now
Thanks for the great post Oldhand. I too had to struggle for twelve years before I found this forum.
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Old 04.05.2007, 09:35
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I appreciate where you are coming from. In the last few years, I never cease to be amazed by the way in which usenet and forums are undervalued.

Most people assume that the net is the web. For me the more interesting information is provided by real people, on request. You may be able to find a widget partnumber from a catalogue on a website, but you may not know it has a design fault until some long-term user tells you...

Take a look at the rec.travel.europe newsgroups, and you will find the most obscure questions answered by those that live in the place in question (eg. a small village outside Verona).

Some of the banal questions asked there make those asked on this forum seem very well-considered : "Do they have electricity in Italy ?", "Does Europe use credit cards ?"

In Switzerland, if you don't understand the language, and therefore the media when you arrive, a resource such as this forum can provide a window on life here. So often making sense of complexity even with documentation, is about knowing the right questions to ask...


So let's hear it (without any US-style airpunching or insincere whooping) for the forum...

dave

that will be one of these then Dave ?

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Old 04.05.2007, 10:04
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Re: Why i like this site

Phew, i was a bit apprehensive this morning when i turned on the comp. Like "oh my god have i done a Beatrice" anyway it's not so bad So lob no need to refer me to the "posting under the influence thread" not today anyway.
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We did note that you could be a little T&E. Which is nice. Did I tell about when I was in Indja...?

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Phew, i was a bit apprehensive this morning when i turned on the comp. Like "oh my god have i done a Beatrice" anyway it's not so bad So lob no need to refer me to the "posting under the influence thread" not today anyway.
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"oh my god have i done a Beatrice"
I think this is a legendary quote.
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I think this is a legendary quote.
It's perfect, eh?

Although I agree with Oldhand, I think there's a lot of room for improvement in this Forum. More special effects and dance numbers, perhaps?
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I would like a "pricking the pomposity" smily, and a "heard it all before" trumpet call sound effect.

Then we could add a "Beatrice" smiley which would be accompanied by some Schoenberg, or impenetrable modern jazz...

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It's perfect, eh?

Although I agree with Oldhand, I think there's a lot of room for improvement in this Forum. More special effects and dance numbers, perhaps?
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"oh my god have i done a Beatrice"

I agree with Lob, this is a great qoute! (having read some of the beatrice threads!)
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Re: Why i like this site

This is a fun place to be!!!! My husband just caught me at it. As some of you may know (if you read my boring and pissed off intro) we were of different minds at the time. Never told him I joined a forum which I happened to find searching for sky t.v. Tonight, he looked over my shoulder, very skepticaly and asked "what are you doing?" After reading a few of the threads supporting CH while munching on his berlinerli. He said o.k. good night and thanks to all for helping with our satellite problem.

BTW Have you all seen----We will rock you??? If not, go see it a must!!!
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Shannon, i read that it was being performed in German is that true?
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Re: Why i like this site

This seems like an appropriate place to say thanks to Oldhand for the great job that she does in welcoming new members. I've noticed that whenever someone posts a new thread introducing themselves, Oldhand will make sure that there is at least one welcoming response. Great job! I've added my thanks to you on behalf of all of those newbies.
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Aw ChrisW you got me blushing now thanks.
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Yes I certainly appreciated the warm welcome by OldHand
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Shannon, i read that it was being performed in German is that true?
Yeah, its in German, but still really great!! Alot of swiss humor and great music, that is if you are a Queen fan. I really, really recommend it....I had goose bumps when it was over....no joke!! Of course grew up on Queen-
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Yeah, its in German, but still really great!! Alot of swiss humor and great music, that is if you are a Queen fan. I really, really recommend it....I had goose bumps when it was over....no joke!! Of course grew up on Queen-
We went to see it not realising it was in German! Durr (we thought it was the exact show from the UK) anyway we don't speak a word of German and planned to leave at half time seeing as we wouldn't understand it but strangely we thoroughly enjoyed it and it helped us a little with out basic german - although saying that I don't think we'll make the same assumption/mistake again!
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