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Old 07.05.2015, 00:00
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Happy 10th birthday, EF!

Believe it or not, English Forum turns 10 today -- which makes us at least middle-aged in internet years!

With this post on 7 May 2005, EF sprang to life. (Nothing changes... posted in the wrong forum... ) The forum was conceived by mark, who invested countless hours (and francs) into developing this wonderful resource which today is certainly the leading meeting place for English-speakers in Switzerland.

Today it's all about celebrating this place that many of us view as the pub down the road, the water cooler for those of us who don't go to an office (or can't understand our colleagues in the office!), or even a second home. Although it's virtual, EF is also very real -- founded on and made up of real people who over the years have built and maintained a very real community here in Switzerland.


Happy birthday, EF! Take a bow!
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Old 07.05.2015, 00:14
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Old 07.05.2015, 00:18
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Re: Happy 10th birthday, EF!

I just reported it for having a phone number and email in the post. I hope you let the OP know asap.
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Old 07.05.2015, 00:21
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I just reported it for having a phone number and email in the post. I hope you let the OP know asap.
I did think of deleting those elements, I really did -- but then I decided I didn't want to be *that* mod, and anyway, someone else will be along in a minute to do the deed. Yes, highly active fellow mod, I'm looking at you.
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Old 07.05.2015, 00:23
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I did think of deleting those elements, I really did -- but then I decided I didn't want to be *that* mod, and anyway, someone else will be along in a minute to do the deed. Yes, highly active fellow mod, I'm looking at you.
Stop Staring, you Swiss you!!!
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Old 07.05.2015, 00:32
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Stop Staring, you Swiss you!!!
Not you! But yeah, it's good to know that I have an excuse for staring at certain stareable people on the tram...
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Old 07.05.2015, 00:42
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Not you! But yeah, it's good to know that I have an excuse for staring at certain stareable people on the tram...
Oh stop it, you're making me blush...wait, when did we ride the tram together?
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Old 07.05.2015, 06:35
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Re: Happy 10th birthday, EF!

Yes, it's very real
It is a warm and caring place with lovely people.
I've been happy here and so lucky to have found it.
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Old 07.05.2015, 06:50
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Re: Happy 10th birthday, EF!

Good Morning.

Happy Birthday.

Wishing you Brown Sugar, crumpets, and decent cheap coffee.
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Old 07.05.2015, 07:34
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I did think of deleting those elements, I really did -- but then I decided I didn't want to be *that* mod, and anyway, someone else will be along in a minute to do the deed. Yes, highly active fellow mod, I'm looking at you.
Yeah, I'm that mod. I'd hate for the OP to suddenly get harassed for what was then an innocent post just because we woke it up today to celebrate.
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Re: Happy 10th birthday, EF!

Any bonus dished out?
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Re: Happy 10th birthday, EF!

As a first post it was crap. But at least things have gone downhill since then
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Old 07.05.2015, 07:51
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Re: Happy 10th birthday, EF!

Grattis på födelsedagen
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Re: Happy 10th birthday, EF!

Happy 10th Birthday EF!
So happy I found you and all these lovely crazy people!
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Re: Happy 10th birthday, EF!

To the EF ...
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Re: Happy 10th birthday, EF!

The first post was an ad for an apartment.
The second post was someone looking for an apartment.
The third post was a reply on the second one commenting to use the search function.
The fourth post was a complaint about the forum police for the search function.
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The first post was an ad for an apartment.
The second post was someone looking for an apartment.
The third post was a reply on the second one commenting to use the search function.
The fourth post was a complaint about the forum police for the search function.
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And the fifth deleted never to be seen again....
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Re: Happy 10th birthday, EF!

EF used to be good when it was under the old management. Now to much ads around
let me be careful here because my posts are being deleted we cannot criticize the new management
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EF used to be good when it was under the old management. Now to much ads around
let me be careful here because my posts are being deleted we cannot criticize the new management
Criticize all you want, just get your facts right when you talk about dead people.
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EF used to be good when it was under the old management. Now to much ads around
let me be careful here because my posts are being deleted we cannot criticize the new management
Maybe if your post had contained accurate information it wouldn't have needed to be deleted.

Happy birthday to EF. An incredibly useful resource for English speakers in Switzerland even if you do sometimes have to wade through a load of rubbish to get to it.
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