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Old 02.11.2011, 15:45
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Might want to check your own number then man-whore
What can I say, I'm like the EF's own Don Juan De Marco.
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Old 02.11.2011, 15:54
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Re: time to leave the EF...

A sad good bye turns into Off Topic drivel. The same mechanism of people not being able to help themselves is at play, whether it's belligerent or not.
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Old 02.11.2011, 15:56
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A sad good bye turns into Off Topic drivel. The same mechanism of people not being able to help themselves is at play, whether it's belligerent or not.
Perhaps. But I think this is what breathes life into EF. The 'off topic drivel' serves to counteract the more serious tone of many of the threads.
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Old 02.11.2011, 15:58
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A sad good bye turns into Off Topic drivel. The same mechanism of people not being able to help themselves is at play, whether it's belligerent or not.
Who cares if Jack is leaving? What has Jack contributed lately?
Seriously now, if anybody else would have announced their flounce they would have been ridiculed (see Bertrand)...but no, since this was linked to the religion thread, everybody gets mooshy and understanding. A nice bunch of hypocrites IMO.
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Old 02.11.2011, 15:59
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Sorry to see another quality member leave also, thanks for your fantastic food and drink posts

p.s seems he bible thread in question has been culled
It was interesting that the first reply to that post was off-topic and, by a mod
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Old 02.11.2011, 15:59
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Perhaps. But I think this is what breathes life into EF. The 'off topic drivel' serves to counteract the more serious tone of many of the threads.
No no no no no! No kidding around. It's been said many times before- EF isn't real life, in real life you can take the piss and kid and have fun, here it causes people to flounce and the rest to mourn. Not acceptable.

(and an extra for Nschultz )

Sorry to see you go Jack, though I really am curious if you could link to some of the many offensive posts that have spurred your departure. Truly curious.
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Old 02.11.2011, 16:01
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A sad good bye turns into Off Topic drivel. The same mechanism of people not being able to help themselves is at play, whether it's belligerent or not.

I asked a serious question, what's wrong with that? If the number is linked to the order of when people joined, it certainly highlights that Jack has been around since EF started.

OK, I concede the one man whore comment but I didn't start it
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Old 02.11.2011, 16:01
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Who cares if Jack is leaving? What has Jack contributed lately?
Seriously now, if anybody else would have announced their flounce they would have been ridiculed (see Bertrand)...but no, since this was linked to the religion thread, everybody get mooshy and understanding. A nice bunch of hypocrites IMO.
My only question for him was: " what set you off in that thread?"

I never read a post from Jack, or at least can't remember. :S

I think it's sad that someone leaves, regardless of old or new.

If the old guard goes, and the new stays or viceversa, it's of really no importance to me; It's the people leaving that bugs me a lil bit.
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Old 02.11.2011, 16:03
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No no no no no! No kidding around. It's been said many times before- EF isn't real life, in real life you can take the piss and kid and have fun, here it causes people to flounce and the rest to mourn. Not acceptable.
I beg to differ. What makes 'taking the piss' on here any different to doing it in real life? In fact, as has been discussed ad neaseum, people feel more able to vent their feelings on a forum such as this than in real life.
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Old 02.11.2011, 16:04
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Who cares if Jack is leaving? What has Jack contributed lately?
Quality versus quantity.

Jack has helped a lot of people find sources for different food items.

Me included. I always enjoy reading his posts.
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Old 02.11.2011, 16:05
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I am really sorry to see you going, Jack.I will sorely miss your posts. Hope we keep in touch in FB/Twitter.
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Old 02.11.2011, 16:05
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I beg to differ. What makes 'taking the piss' on here any different to doing it in real life? In fact, as has been discussed ad neaseum, people feel more able to vent their feelings on a forum such as this than in real life.
Winkie smiley added .
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Old 02.11.2011, 16:08
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Who cares if Jack is leaving? What has Jack contributed lately?
Seriously now, if anybody else would have announced their flounce they would have been ridiculed (see Bertrand)...but no, since this was linked to the religion thread, everybody gets mooshy and understanding. A nice bunch of hypocrites IMO.
It's like tagging walls, pissing in corners and saying 'first' on youtube. Jack is telling us about what puts him off, but I read a little further into it and see a mechanism, an engine that runs where people just can't help themselves. I just extended it to both aggressive and playful yet juvenile crap.
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Old 02.11.2011, 16:09
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I just extended it to both aggressive and playful yet juvenile crap.
..and what else is new?
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Old 02.11.2011, 16:09
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Re: time to leave the EF...

Thanks Jack. You are one of the great contributors to this forum and your market posts have enriched the lives of many expats.

If all members could contribute 1/10th of the useful and interesting content that you have done then this forum would be a rich place.
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I can understand time to hit the road Jack... However old chap Jacek will still remain here though and he'll coordinate Tennis activities amongst expats throughout the whole season... BTW, a bit OT and don't wanna steal the thread but Tennis Lessons anyone?
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If all members could contribute 1/10th of the useful and interesting content that you have done then this forum would be a rich place.
That would be almost 60 posts in over 5 years...the forum wouldn't exist.
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..and what else is new?
Is there a Ritilin Plugin for VBulletin?
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Old 02.11.2011, 16:12
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It's like tagging walls, pissing in corners and saying 'first' on youtube. Jack is telling us about what puts him off, but I read a little further into it and see a mechanism, an engine that runs where people just can't help themselves. I just extended it to both aggressive and playful yet juvenile crap.
While I agree that there might be an unconscious one running here, I don't see how that thread was any indication of said mechanism.

It honestly sounded to me as " Mmh.. search thread... search thread, bible one- oh a utube comment - good. Quote and flounce

More than an actual statement of this being really the last straw.
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Who cares if Jack is leaving? What has Jack contributed lately?
Seriously now, if anybody else would have announced their flounce they would have been ridiculed (see Bertrand)...but no, since this was linked to the religion thread, everybody gets mooshy and understanding. A nice bunch of hypocrites IMO.
I care... true he hasn't contributed much lately (and who can blame him) apart from updating his fantastic "Fresh at the market" threads. But that is plenty enough IMO.

You only need to look at his stats to see how popular and what a gent he is. Given 0 groans in 5 years and only received one.... and that on the day he announces he is leaving.
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