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Old 11.12.2011, 20:28
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Does anyone feels that the rules of the English forum are too harsh? I mean, this forum should be here for the benefit of the public (most notably the English speaking public). I am a newbee here and I cant start threads in many forums. Whats the logic in that? Moreover, they scare you with banning you permanently if you try disobey the rules. Sometime you disobey them without knowing and there is a certain violent feeling in the air when you get a reply from the administrator. Come on!

Please share your thoughts in the subject, I would love to be enlightened.
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Old 11.12.2011, 20:30
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I don't think that EF is dissimilar to many other forums; in as much as there will always be those members who like to make sarcastic comments to newbies (and others), those that don't and a myriad of others inbetween.
The scientific thing to do would be to post a poll
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Old 11.12.2011, 20:40
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The scientific thing to do would be to post a poll
I will leave that to you!

However, I cannot help but question the integrity of Mods who condone newbie bashing
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I see EF more as being for the benefit of members and free use of the advertising section in the Market Place is a priviledge for the use of useful members.

If you read enough Threads in Forum Support you'll probably find several which explain the reasoning behind the Market Place Rules.
That actually makes sense and also put in a non-offensive way. So thanks for your reply.

By the way, I think I am stating to like this place. Its alive!!!
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Old 11.12.2011, 20:45
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One even bad rep'd me for it.

Really ?
I didn't think they really existed.
Never saw a real one, you do know they're magic and mysterious
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Re: The rules of the English forum

Jordan,
As Neil Young wrote "dont let it bring you down" (Im quite sure the song doesnt really fit here but...). In any case, I owe you one defending a newbie.
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Old 11.12.2011, 20:50
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Jordan,
As Neil Young wrote "dont let it bring you down" (Im quite sure the song doesnt really fit here but...). In any case, I owe you one defending a newbie.
Haha, no worries here my friend.

Thick skinned this one!

I have taken it upon myself to the fight the fight others feel they can not.

I get all sorts of abuse though, it's great.

My inbox is full of whinning people, and my rep full of negatives from comments I groaned. Part and parcel.
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That actually makes sense and also put in a non-offensive way. So thanks for your reply.

By the way, I think I am stating to like this place. Its alive!!!
Yes, it's very much alive.
Welcome
There's a certain amount of teasing, most of it is kindly.
The mods do a very good job of keeping the house in order.
And it's a lovely place to make friends.. so do stay a while
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Old 11.12.2011, 20:59
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Your reply to my post is just a perfect example to the atmosphere I was alluding at. What is wrong with my original post that you say that it should be stopped from being posted? This forum is about Zurich daily life right, I am leaving in Zurich and as part of my daily life I want to use the English forum which sometimes pisses me off (like your reply). So why dont you exercise your brain cells a bit and answer my post honestly?
And now you have enough posts to start handing out groans - well done...
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Old 11.12.2011, 21:47
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Welcome to the English Forum

The breeding place of self righteousness, patronization and passive aggressive bigotry.

It can be a complicated and contradicting place, you can find yourself bemused with the inconsistencies of rule application, or tolerance of long term residents toward new members, such as yourself.

I assume when you have been using a forum on a daily basis, practicing the faiths and rituals of the forum itself it becomes ingrained in the fabric of your very life. When a new, virgin to the forum rocks up and doesn’t find it explicitly simplistic to post a thread in the right area of topical relevance then they should be hounded and beasted upon by the wolves of EF supremacy.

But...........you will find yourself drawn to this savage environment. Embroiled in the confrontation, laughing at the wit and intelligence, or sighing at the arrogance and self wallowing. We enjoy the ups and downs, the daily life reads, the general off topic posts, and the market place can be buzzing like borough market on a busy day, bargains a plenty.

Enjoy!
Do we use the same forum??? If there were any of the things that you mentioned, I for one would not use it on a daily basis. Where do you see bigotry?
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Old 11.12.2011, 21:53
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Do we use the same forum??? If there were any of the things that you mentioned, I for one would not use it on a daily basis. Where do you see bigotry?
You are being sarcastic right?
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Old 11.12.2011, 22:38
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You are being sarcastic right?
Sarcasm does not become me.

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
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Old 11.12.2011, 22:43
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Re: The rules of the English forum

Sure it can be a bit harsh here especially if one comes over as rude.

i would imagine when you start a new job or meet anew group you watch a little and assess the norms before being outspoken or critical of that group. It's the same here

It's fair enough for any club or group to have rules and joining isn't obligatory
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Old 12.12.2011, 00:13
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Newbie bashing? I think there is some teasing that will always go on, as in any group of folks accepting a newcomer, or a newcomer making an entry. I am not a fan of favoritism, but my real favorite members usually took it so well they came out of the whole play fight better off than those who tried to tease them too hard.. . Sense of humor is a prerequisite, often seems, and taking a little while to read up. There might be some to point out stuff to newbies, and might not be gentle about it, while we have a lot more others who will guide, be patient and help out, enormously. I love it.

Mods bashing newsbies? I don't think so. There will be debates, rules explanations, etc etc., plus you can always contact any mod to have things explained that do not make sense in privacy, instead of subjecting yourself to folks possibly picking. But as it was nicely put, I would start reading up stickies first, general nettiquette, etc.
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Old 12.12.2011, 00:22
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Newbie bashing? I think there is some teasing that will always go on, as in any group of folks accepting a newcomer, or a newcomer making an entry. I am not a fan of favoritism, but my real favorite members usually took it so well they came out of the whole play fight better off than those who tried to tease them too hard.. . Sense of humor is a prerequisite, often seems, and taking a little while to read up. There might be some to point out stuff to newbies, and might not be gentle about it, while we have a lot more others who will guide, be patient and help out, enormously. I love it.

Mods bashing newsbies? I don't think so. There will be debates, rules explanations, etc etc., plus you can always contact any mod to have things explained that do not make sense in privacy, instead of subjecting yourself to folks possibly picking. But as it was nicely put, I would start reading up stickies first, general nettiquette, etc.
You are very right. But the OP admitted that he only wants to sell something. So he basically complains about the rules because they dont suit him.
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Old 12.12.2011, 00:29
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You are very right. But the OP admitted that he only wants to sell something. So he basically complains about the rules because they dont suit him.
Yeah, I know....I do like the rule on showing up, acknowledging the community, introduction and taking a little time to get familiar with the feel here and contributing something worthy, hopefully, before using this platform for solely self serving purposes. It does not take so much.
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You are very right. But the OP admitted that he only wants to sell something. So he basically complains about the rules because they dont suit him.
OK guys, I started this thread, at the beginning of it I didnt know anything about this forum (hey I didnt know anything of any forum) but now I begin to see. Obviously there is a live community here and people here feel at home, know the other ppl and can spot a newbie like me from miles. Honestly (and I hope that you can at least credit me for being honest) I didnt see this picture and I thought its a simple platform that is there for the public use, like a public garden - there are rules, you cant just trash it - but its there for the public and if I am new at this garden it doesnt make it yours more than its mine (I know ill be bashed for that one ). So yes let me say it out loud I WANT TO ADVERTISE SOMETHING AND THIS IS WHY I JOINED. Is that a crime? Yes yes I know, ppl here already kindly explained that this forum is more (much more) than an advertisement board.

Hey I kinda feel good that I stirred all this sh*t. Love this forum!
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Old 12.12.2011, 01:38
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Now I can tell you Welcome to the forum!, Im thinking you'll stay even after you advertise

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OK guys, I started this thread, at the beginning of it I didnt know anything about this forum (hey I didnt know anything of any forum) but now I begin to see. Obviously there is a live community here and people here feel at home, know the other ppl and can spot a newbie like me from miles. Honestly (and I hope that you can at least credit me for being honest) I didnt see this picture and I thought its a simple platform that is there for the public use, like a public garden - there are rules, you cant just trash it - but its there for the public and if I am new at this garden it doesnt make it yours more than its mine (I know ill be bashed for that one ). So yes let me say it out loud I WANT TO ADVERTISE SOMETHING AND THIS IS WHY I JOINED. Is that a crime? Yes yes I know, ppl here already kindly explained that this forum is more (much more) than an advertisement board.

Hey I kinda feel good that I stirred all this sh*t. Love this forum!
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OK guys, I started this thread, at the beginning of it I didnt know anything about this forum (hey I didnt know anything of any forum) but now I begin to see. Obviously there is a live community here and people here feel at home, know the other ppl and can spot a newbie like me from miles. Honestly (and I hope that you can at least credit me for being honest) I didnt see this picture and I thought its a simple platform that is there for the public use, like a public garden - there are rules, you cant just trash it - but its there for the public and if I am new at this garden it doesnt make it yours more than its mine (I know ill be bashed for that one ). So yes let me say it out loud I WANT TO ADVERTISE SOMETHING AND THIS IS WHY I JOINED. Is that a crime? Yes yes I know, ppl here already kindly explained that this forum is more (much more) than an advertisement board.

Hey I kinda feel good that I stirred all this sh*t. Love this forum!

Welcome to EF!
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OK guys, I started this thread, at the beginning of it I didnt know anything about this forum (hey I didnt know anything of any forum) but now I begin to see. Obviously there is a live community here and people here feel at home, know the other ppl and can spot a newbie like me from miles. Honestly (and I hope that you can at least credit me for being honest) I didnt see this picture and I thought its a simple platform that is there for the public use, like a public garden - there are rules, you cant just trash it - but its there for the public and if I am new at this garden it doesnt make it yours more than its mine (I know ill be bashed for that one ). So yes let me say it out loud I WANT TO ADVERTISE SOMETHING AND THIS IS WHY I JOINED. Is that a crime? Yes yes I know, ppl here already kindly explained that this forum is more (much more) than an advertisement board.

Hey I kinda feel good that I stirred all this sh*t. Love this forum!
Looking forward to seeing what you have to sell now You know that you can also advertise for free on other websites?

On the bright side, one good thing to come of this thread is that it helped in getting Jordanbarrzurich86 banned
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