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Old 19.06.2011, 21:47
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I have to admit.... you're the best EF!

And it comes from very deep down my heart.

I have been on a forum in Turkey, and now I am trying to find something ''ok-ish'' for Spain and believe me, nothing can beat EF.

NOTHING

The mods in here are doing an amazing good job to keep it clean, I am totally amazed of your commitment guys to keep it clean of all the trolls, spam, etc.

When we don't need to look for an other forum, we lose the sight of what we have into our hands. We don't realised how great this forum is and it becomes easy to complain about the way it is managed and organised.

So here is my Thank you to all the mods for their great job. It is my Thank you for all the members who have been here to inform me, support me and made my life in Switzerland a much better experience. Bless you Mark!

I made great friends through this forum and my life in Switzerland was much easier because of this forum!

Thank you,

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Old 19.06.2011, 21:56
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Re: I have to admit.... your the best EF!

I do not agree with you! I hate this forum. Ever since we decided to move to Switzerland it was the best tool ever. Really! I hate this! We had to meet all these wonderful people from many countries...we had to interact and hear wonderful stories about EF. More than that...so many things in our house are from wonderful people...It was just too helpful...We could not have done it without this amazing forum. REALLY! Plus...it is still too helpful...I mean...I check it so many times a day...
anyway...I feel the same: on behalf of my family THANK YOU!
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Old 19.06.2011, 22:42
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Re: I have to admit.... you're the best EF!

You're quite right, Nil. I think that's why more than just a couple of us who have left still stay on in some form or another.

I've yet to find anything that comes close for the UK, and I don't think I will.
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Old 19.06.2011, 22:56
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Re: I have to admit.... you're the best EF!

I'm finding that this forum really helps to make me feel less alone while living in a foreign country. Even if it is just through my computer, it still helps me feel less alienated, and I guess it just somehow helps to know that many others have experiences similar to mine.

And as an added bonus, it also keeps me laughing!

So thank you to everyone!
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Old 19.06.2011, 23:15
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Re: I have to admit.... you're the best EF!

I've searched and found none to beat it for the good humour, the laughs, much needed sarcasm and general banter.
Strange it helps people so much too- after roasting them alive first (if, and only when, they need it).
Maybe we should open a Left Switzerland section as well to help ex-expats, wherever they may be now?
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....... We had to meet all these wonderful people from many countries...
And then there is Ouchboy.
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Old 20.06.2011, 16:51
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Old 20.06.2011, 17:16
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Awwwww........ Put your hands up if you miss Nil?

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Old 27.06.2011, 22:27
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That killed it!

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Old 28.06.2011, 11:08
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Re: I have to admit.... you're the best EF!

Aww how sweet! You will never leave Nil, will ya?



So when is the KFC trip to Barcelona?
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Old 28.06.2011, 11:16
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Aww how sweet! You will never leave Nil, will ya?



So when is the KFC trip to Barcelona?
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Old 28.06.2011, 13:51
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Re: I have to admit.... you're the best EF!

I am not bagging for love here!

I realised how Expats in CH are very lucky to have this forum, it makes our life millions times easier.

I don't have an English Forum in Spain and what is out there is terrible.

So those who comes here and cry because of the ambiance in here should be ashamed. This forum HAS an ambiance! And lots of people around to answers them in the minutes or hours. Rarely a question will stay without an answer for days...

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Awww nice thread Nil, I miss you big ball of fluff
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Old 04.07.2011, 16:03
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So when is the KFC trip to Barcelona?
Thanks Begga for that last laugh.
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Old 28.06.2011, 13:57
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And it comes from very deep down my heart.

I have been on a forum in Turkey, and now I am trying to find something ''ok-ish'' for Spain and believe me, nothing can beat EF.
try Eye on Spain. I post using the same user name there. Great resource. Not really comparable to the EF but great in other ways. Once you've settled in and got to know some of the people you'le love it as much as you loved the EF.
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Old 28.06.2011, 14:29
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Re: I have to admit.... you're the best EF!

I post a bit on Eye On Spain and AbsoluteSpainForum, and I agree... no comparison. And while I appreciate the work that the Mods do, I really think the difference between the EF and most other fora that I have experienced is the members.

There is a LOT of post volume on EF from expats and locals, and such a wealth of information. In Spain, the expat population is largely made up of retirees and they do not seem to have the same issues/needs that I do.

In any case, hats off to ALL EF members (and remember, be nice to newbies!).

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Old 28.06.2011, 15:49
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Re: I have to admit.... you're the best EF!

That's because of all the bloody foreigners in Switzerland. :P

It's true. EF is the best. I'm in BA & still hang out here. For shame!!!!

¡Un gran abrazo Nil! ¡Cuidense!
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Old 28.06.2011, 21:47
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Re: I have to admit.... you're the best EF!

This post is now the 'what I love about EF' post! Just gotta add my two cents of love for EF. Although I haven't been on the writing side very long, my KFC fun and great friends go beyond what my 'newb' status is. Much love EF!!
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don't forget the ex-mods like Mrs gooner, she was awesome
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Old 06.07.2011, 19:34
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Re: I have to admit.... you're the best EF!

Once again, I'm reminded of what a unique place EF really is.

I have been looking about/posting on a board for Americans in the UK a bit more than usual recently, and it has me ready to tear my hair out.

Fluffeh is the name of the day. Then again, the majority of posters do seem to be in their early to mid 20s, American and moving to the UK to be with their shiny new British husbands.

There are a couple of exceptions, one of whom posts some very useful info about immigration, immigration law and things which may be impacting it in the future. However, when this person posts something, they use acronyms, terms and phraseology which only those in the know would understand without looking them up. I mentioned, gently, that perhaps a quick 1 - 2 sentence explanation of what was at stake and spelling out of acronyms the first time used wouldn't go amiss. This was after someone else posted that she had no idea, please oh please tell me what it means kind sir. It was gently explained to the pleading one what a "motion of regret" in the House of Lords was. I was promptly told, quite snarkily, that the ignore button was there and to use it.

Now we're harsh here on newbies. But that was...pretty nasty in forum-terms. And I'm not even a newbie there.

I need a life, don't I?
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