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Old 16.12.2011, 11:07
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p.s. Anyone else want to dip Nil in a cheese fondue and then eat her??


Obviously not the OP...
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Old 16.12.2011, 11:10
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Obviously not the OP...

Indeed............only peasants use their eating fork in the fondue.


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No bitter nor twisted, just playing with you a bit. It is for good sport only. Sadly you are not much of good competition. Well! You may one day understand to not take everything seriously here.
Good sport is playing fair !

Lets look at your reply for example

''No bitter nor twisted, just playing with you a bit. It is for good sport only''.

That's fine, although if you are going to play with someone it would be polite to tell them beforehand, else they might get the wrong impression of you.

''Sadly you are not much of good competition''

Now I know this is a game I'm sure I can compete with you ! (by the way it's ''I'm not'' not ''no'')

''Well! You may one day understand to not take everything seriously here. ''

I was, like many people under the impression that this was an open forum where people exchanged views and experiences about Switzerland, not a place to snipe at peoples comments, i had a very interesting conversation last night from an Estonian guy who gave such a damning review of EF quite frankly I was quite embarrassed to be English, he said that he asked a simple question about Switzerland and was torn to pieces, something he never expected. He won't be back, less a pair of eyeballs for the advertisers...

I understand that some people get lonely and bored and have very little else in their life's and somehow feel superior to others because they start a lot of threads and answer a lot of questions etc etc, this is a very common phenomenon in all types of online forums.

What I find intriguing with EF is how quickly a core group of members gang up on someone which creates a malicious spirit that entices others to join in. This is not too common!

I research internet trends for a living and I must admit that EF stands out there on it's own when it comes to cyber bullying, it has become so entrenched into the forums fabric I doubt it will change, in fact it doesn't need to change, if it did where else could I get light relief poking the hornets nest?
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Old 16.12.2011, 11:15
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I research internet trends for a living and I must admit that EF stands out there on it's own when it comes to cyber bullying, it has become so entrenched into the forums fabric I doubt it will change, in fact it doesn't need to change, if it did where else could I get light relief poking the hornets nest?
If you want a hornets nest get yourself over to mumsnet.net and start a discussion on breast-feeding, vaccinations or home-schooling. Then you will know the true definition of an online punch up. EF is a kids' soft play area by comparison...

Did you check that out as part of your research?
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Old 16.12.2011, 11:23
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I research internet trends for a living and I must admit that EF stands out there on it's own when it comes to cyber bullying, it has become so entrenched into the forums fabric I doubt it will change, in fact it doesn't need to change, if it did where else could I get light relief poking the hornets nest?

You must be bad at your job.........

I frequent approx 20 forums...........12 of which have a high amount of active users, all of which have 'cyber bullying' as you put it........most alot worse than EF. Here everything is so tame compared to out their in the scarey interweb.

Its funny that cyber bullying never (in my 15 years of using forums) has never hapened to me..........

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p.s. This has nothing to do with fondue or how hot Nil is.........so please start a new thread.
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Old 16.12.2011, 11:25
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I grew up with all kind of fondue, so yes you can call me an expert.

Done properly your lips do not make contact with the fork. It is too hot anyway! The meat has to cool down and can be dip in yummy sauces. Bread is eaten from the fork but lip not touching it.

In many culture it is an honor to share food with someone else so be respectful and accept the invitation.
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It has nothing at all with respect, culture or anything personal, I just don't like fondue !

''so be respectful and accept the invitation'' ????

May I ask, what gives you the right to speak to me like my nanny ?
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Que ha estado usando este foro demasiado, están empezando a sonar como una persona Inglés amarga y retorcida ...
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No bitter nor twisted, just playing with you a bit. It is for good sport only. Sadly you are not much of good competition. Well! You may one day understand to not take everything seriously here.
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He basically said that I spend too much time here that it transformed me into a bitter and twisted English person.
Reading this again, I see only one person being aggressive here. I could have been upset with your insult you served me in Spanish (why anyway?) but no. I gave you an honest opinion.

A Swiss family or couple invite you for dinner, it is good manner to accept. If you can't, well you can't. But excuses about saliva and germs...

You asked for opinions and I gave you mine. I wasn't bitter nor mean nor sarcastic. Sarcasm came when you compared me to your nanny. and you should know it is bad manner to correct someone's english in the way you did.

For the rest, the others can see.

I am done arguing with you on something non existing.
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Old 16.12.2011, 11:25
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The OP reminds me of Sheldon Cooper, and while we are avoiding the bacteria we should also avoid peanuts at a bar (remember all those hands sticking in?), or the air blowers in rest rooms...oh well even a handshake would transfer germs!
But well, if you don't wanna go, don't go. Your life your cheese

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He basically said that I spend too much time here that it transformed me into a bitter and twisted English person.
Well.... you will be assimilated... either by Swiss or by English... even I am starting to get an accent.

Bloody sods. All of 'em, I say.
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If you want a hornets nest get yourself over to mumsnet.net and start a discussion on breast-feeding, vaccinations or home-schooling. Then you will know the true definition of an online punch up. EF is a kids' soft play area by comparison...

Did you check that out as part of your research?
No I never, the internet is made up of billions of websites, unfortunately I will not live long enough to research them all, but now you have made me aware of it i will check it out.

EF is not a kid's soft play area, EF is a sad embarrassment , but it it what it is !
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Old 16.12.2011, 11:31
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Anyone else want to dip Nil in a cheese fondue and then eat her??
I couldn't possibly comment ...
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EF is not a kid's soft play area, EF is a sad embarrassment , but it it what it is !
There is a high noise to signal ratio but that's true of most internet forums. The truth is that there is a lot of useful information about all aspects of Swiss life with a mountain of flaky anecdotes / handbag fights thrown in.

I've learned loads about Switzerland that I perhaps wouldn't have had I not been browsing round this forum for the last years.

I wouldn't go so far as to say the forum is an embarrassment, there's no real difference to this and most of the other forums I visit and I don't even research the internet.

If you want a higher hit rate of pure information, try Wikipedia.
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Old 16.12.2011, 11:38
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The cheese (or meat) is too hot to eat straight off the fork and has to be removed onto your plate and actually enters the dinner's mouth with another fork, which is not dipped in the bowl.
In 30+ years of eating cheese fondue, I've NEVER seen that done!

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amateurs, all of you, dip the bread and fork in kirsch before the cheese.

Use overproof kirsch for extra germ killing properties.
That's how I do it, though not my kids.

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P.S. Now I'm DEFINITELY in the mood to make cheese fondue for dinner tomorrow! (really, it's a family favorite, as is raclette)
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p.s. Anyone else want to dip Nil in a cheese fondue and then eat her??
Can someone start a chocolate fondue thread first?
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Can someone start a chocolate fondue thread first?

I am not a huge fan of chocolate........

I would just prefer Nil to be covered in Kaşar.

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I am not a huge fan of chocolate........

I would just prefer Nil to be covered in Kaşar.

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Honey, you do know it is not me on my avatar, right?
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Honey, you do know it is not me on my avatar, right?
See. You are bitter and twisted, thanks for ruining my day.
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Honey, you do know it is not me on my avatar, right?

Thanks for crushing my dreams


**decides not to post a joke about what can be done with his Sucuk......


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That's how I do it, though not my kids.

Tom

P.S. Now I'm DEFINITELY in the mood to make cheese fondue for dinner tomorrow! (really, it's a family favorite, as is raclette)
Slightly OT..but try the raclette with some sriracha hot sauce instead of paprika...tastes awesome!
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