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Old 02.02.2011, 13:46
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Are you familiar with Switzerland?

What kinda dumb-ass question is this that's been added to the profiles?

Does anyone actually have a story about or know why this question's been added?

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Old 02.02.2011, 13:54
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Re: Are you familiar with Switzerland?

I know that Sweden and Switzerland aren't the same country. Not sure about Swaziland though.
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:55
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What kinda dumb-ass question is this that's been added to the profiles?
What profiles?
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:58
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Re: Are you familiar with Switzerland?

I wanted to answer this question under "edit profile" but the question doesn't exist there. I believe this is an act of God.
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:59
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Re: Are you familiar with Switzerland?

It's a human verification question to prevent spam bots from registering.

It might also keep out those who think the forum is for practicing English rather than something that is Switzerland specific.

When you register it asks, "are you familar with Switzerland, which city is the capital?".

The correct answer, of course, is Zurich. If you get it wrong it won't let you register.

The field is only visible on your own profile, not to others. It shouldn't actually be visible at all, but this is a limitation in the vBulletin software.
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:04
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When you register it asks, "are you familar with Switzerland, which city is the capital?".

The correct answer, of course, is Zurich. If you get it wrong it won't let you register.
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LOLOLOLOLOL sorry mate, you failed...
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:04
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When you register it asks, "are you familar with Switzerland, which city is the capital?".
The correct answer, of course, is Zurich. If you get it wrong it won't let you register.
Ummm....I'm a bit familiar with Switzerland and happen to know the capital is Bern.
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:05
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Re: Are you familiar with Switzerland?

duhhhhhhhh, you're both wrong.. the capital of Switzerland is "S".

how silly of you!
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:06
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It's a human verification question to prevent spam bots from registering.

It might also keep out those who think the forum is for practicing English rather than something that is Switzerland specific.

When you register it asks, "are you familar with Switzerland, which city is the capital?".

The correct answer, of course, is Zurich. If you get it wrong it won't let you register.

The field is only visible on your own profile, not to others. It shouldn't actually be visible at all, but this is a limitation in the vBulletin software.
You are pulling the proverbial p!ss, aren't you?
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:06
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When you register it asks, "are you familar with Switzerland, which city is the capital?".

The correct answer, of course, is Zurich. If you get it wrong it won't let you register.
Oooohhhh boyyy... We'll that'll certainly fox all the spam bots that'll be programed to know that Bern is the capital.



But thanks for the explanation.
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:07
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duhhhhhhhh, you're both wrong.. the capital of Switzerland is "S".

how silly of you!
My my, I am very impressed, smarty pants.
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:08
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Re: Are you familiar with Switzerland?

Was previously discussed here.

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Old 02.02.2011, 14:08
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I is special.
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:08
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It's a human verification question to prevent spam bots from registering.

It might also keep out those who think the forum is for practicing English rather than something that is Switzerland specific.

When you register it asks, "are you familar with Switzerland, which city is the capital?".

The correct answer, of course, is Zurich. If you get it wrong it won't let you register.

The field is only visible on your own profile, not to others. It shouldn't actually be visible at all, but this is a limitation in the vBulletin software.
Wot. Like Munich is the capital of Germany?

You're either taking the piss, or you're a twat.
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:10
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Re: Are you familiar with Switzerland?

I'm beginning to think Deep Purple may have had a point...
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Wot. Like Munich is the capital of Germany?

You're either taking the piss, or you're a twat.
"Sir Twat" to you buddy....
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:10
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Re: Are you familiar with Switzerland?

I looked up the answer in answer.com and got this:

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Switzerland does not have an official capital. The city of Bern (also spelled Berne) is officially the "Bundesstadt" ("federal city"), but not the "Bundeshauptstadt" ("capital"). Bern is the seat of the federal government, which makes it the de facto capital.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_th...#ixzz1Co4jHp3i

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So I guess the answer is "none" or answer.com has no idea what it's talking about.
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Re: Are you familiar with Switzerland?

Lots of people think that Geneva is the capital. But it is, in fact, Zurich.

The confusion adds to the efficacy of the spam filter.
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:13
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