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Old 22.06.2011, 10:02
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Now we just need to find a way to produce chocolate chips!

Tom

P.S. Just thought of a way! Drizzle melted chocolate into a moving ice-water bath! I'll have to give it a try!
THey sell chocolate chips at the coop but what I do is buy the cooking chocolate bar at coop also costs about 2 CHF and beat the hell out of it, the chunks are yummier
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Old 22.06.2011, 12:03
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I'm going to steal Oucboy's library of lolcat and troll images.
(they never come up when I search anyway - even if they have been used before)
psst..I hear that he has a special program for it and each picture is custom-created. Arent we special?
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Old 22.06.2011, 12:28
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Old 22.06.2011, 12:40
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slow day at work eh guys? I hear ya...
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Old 22.06.2011, 12:40
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Re: griping trolls

Actually, a devious way to find out if the info you require is on here is to just go ahead and ask without searching. If it is here then someone will come along and (kindly?) tell you it's already been discussed. Then you know that you'll find the info when you search. Otherwise you might search through umpteen hundred threads only to find out what you need to know is not here, and you still have to ask the question!

Plus it boosts your post count. Very important to the sub-ten newcomers.
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Old 22.06.2011, 12:51
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For practical/legal, etc, precise info, then a search is the way to go.
However, when it comes to discussion, debate, impressions, etc, then I feel the fact something has been discussed before is somewhat irrelevant. Members her change all the time, some go, some arrive - and it's always interesting to have a new take on things. Even in little Switzerland, circumstances change, new facts come to light, new events influence changes of attitude, etc.
If people who have been here a long time find it irritating, they could just ignore or point out to a previous thread. Biting the head off an incoming member is just not necessary, really, and gives the impression of a very clickey bunch, sadly.

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Old 22.06.2011, 13:03
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Re: griping trolls

Personally, I think there are differences between:

1. questions that are constantly repeated but much effort has gone into analysing and giving more information about their situation. For example: "hi, I will be earning 100K and was wondering if its enough for a family of 4 - I've done my calculations and my costs are as follows. Please tell me if its accurate?"

I am more than happy to chip in with comments as I see that the OP has genuinely put in alot of effort and research - to which the least we can do is to help out. Asking if you can survive on 100K a year with a family of 4 is like asking how long a piece of string is.

2. questions that are repeated and EF is being treated like an information desk. "Where can I find a toaster?" and when given options, they continue asking questions like "so where is Fust?"

Sheer laziness and these posters disappear without a word of thanks once they've received the answer that they are looking for.

3. stupid questions: where can I find a car freshener? - questions like these show me that you have zero common sense. Air fresheners are available in petrol stations of any developed countries in the world.

We've all been newbies before and I agree that some of the replies they've received are harsh - although sometimes not unwarranted. If you want to move to a new country, there is a difference between being resourceful and expecting everything to be handed to you on a plate.
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Old 22.06.2011, 13:21
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...We've all been newbies before and I agree that some of the replies they've received are harsh - although sometimes not unwarranted. If you want to move to a new country, there is a difference between being resourceful and expecting everything to be handed to you on a plate.
Cue the...In my day, before EF, we had it to do it all on our own post...
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Old 22.06.2011, 15:03
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So what ? If you aren't interested don't reply. Why does griping about it help ?

(I don't know, it just helps )
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Old 22.06.2011, 15:05
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btw, how did GG get access to a restricted zone????
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Re: griping trolls

Ok, as this is a subject that has disturbed me for a while, I have to add my 2p.

1. The search here just s*cks. Nothing to do with the people here, users, moderators or admins, it's the forum software. vBulletin is well-known for a bad search experience.

2. Often, a subject is considered already discussed after just glancing at the post. Sometimes, that glance misses a few key details that make previous thread irrelevant or at best marginally useful. As an example, my first experience on EF was asking about two specific schools in Zurich area. As the subject of schools in ZH had been already discussed in other threads, I was directed there. Fact is, one of the schools had never been mentioned on EF and the other one had no information younger than 2 years. While 2 years is unimportant if asking about e.g. places to visits, for a school it can make a world of difference. The only reason I stayed on EF is I just PMed someone who had replied on a thread. That person was nice enough to answer my questions.
A situation might not seem different to you than the other 10 times something similar was discussed, but to the person affected, it definitely is.

3. It's not what you say, but how you say it. Remember, the written word almost always comes across harsher than the spoken word, and I guess in most cases harsher than the writer meant to.
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Old 22.06.2011, 22:23
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Ok, as this is a subject that has disturbed me for a while, I have to add my 2p.
I guess this last 46 days have been terrible for you....
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Old 23.06.2011, 02:12
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Oh jeez ... Rick-rolled at 1:00 am. In bed. And you woke up the rest of the household, too!

I nearly had a heart attack. Speakers now set to "barely a whisper" level.
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Old 23.06.2011, 05:09
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Something that I don't like on EF is that people complain about threads being "repeats" of older threads. So what ? If you aren't interested don't reply. Why does griping about it help ?
Amazing you want to call others "griping trolls" when you have contributed very little except a lot of griping in your first 33 posts.

You griped because you don't like people using "pasta bowls". You griped because you think no one knows how to cook pasta (and that no one else speaks Italian obviously). You griped because you think people don't know the difference between dildos & vibrators. You griped because people jump out in front of you when you ride your bike. You also griped about other people griping.... You seem to gripe alot.

Sorry, I'm confused who's the griping troll exactly?
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Old 23.06.2011, 10:42
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Amazing you want to call others "griping trolls" when you have contributed very little except a lot of griping in your first 33 posts.

You griped because you don't like people using "pasta bowls". You griped because you think no one knows how to cook pasta (and that no one else speaks Italian obviously). You griped because you think people don't know the difference between dildos & vibrators. You griped because people jump out in front of you when you ride your bike. You also griped about other people griping.... You seem to gripe alot.

Sorry, I'm confused who's the griping troll exactly?
Must be the circumstances ...
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