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Thoughts on changing the "Complaints Corner" to also include positive experiences?

I was wondering if what people thought on making the "Complaints Corner" a place where we can also give good feedback and shout-outs to stores or businesses or services to help steer people towards good stuff.

Sure, it's useful to read negative feedback about business and services etc and I wouldn't want to change that, but it would also be cool if the section allowed some positive recommendations too.

It could be called something like:

"Complaints and Compliments Corner"

"Rants and Raves"

Something like that where it's not all negative and we can balance it with good feedback for things?
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Old 08.04.2021, 10:41
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I was wondering if what people thought on making the "Complaints Corner" a place where we can also give good feedback and shout-outs to stores or businesses or services to help steer people towards good stuff.

Sure, it's useful to read negative feedback about business and services etc and I wouldn't want to change that, but it would also be cool if the section allowed some positive recommendations too.

It could be called something like:

"Complaints and Compliments Corner"

"Rants and Raves"

Something like that where it's not all negative and we can balance it with good feedback for things?
I think the forum has been far too negative for a long time, the compliments should be in a separate thread so people don't have to waste time with negative people.
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Old 08.04.2021, 10:46
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I think the forum has been far too negative for a long time, the compliments should be in a separate thread...
Separate subforum. And yes.
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Old 08.04.2021, 10:52
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I was wondering if what people thought on making the "Complaints Corner" a place where we can also give good feedback and shout-outs to stores or businesses or services to help steer people towards good stuff.

Sure, it's useful to read negative feedback about business and services etc and I wouldn't want to change that, but it would also be cool if the section allowed some positive recommendations too.

It could be called something like:

"Complaints and Compliments Corner"

"Rants and Raves"

Something like that where it's not all negative and we can balance it with good feedback for things?

I second that wholeheartedly, but wouldn't it be nice, before one needs a sub-forum for this, people would learn to say thank you in real life?

Regardless if it is on a post here or face to face..................(am in crabby mood, sorry)
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Old 08.04.2021, 10:54
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I second that wholeheartedly, but wouldn't it be nice, before one needs a sub-forum for this, people would learn to say thank you in real life?

Regardless if it is on a post here or face to face..................(am in crabby mood, sorry)
Thank you
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Old 08.04.2021, 11:03
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Re: Thoughts on changing the "Complaints Corner" to also include positive experiences

Personally, I would complain if someone were to do that.

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Old 08.04.2021, 11:18
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Personally, I would complain if someone were to do that.

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You feeling crabby today too ?
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Old 08.04.2021, 11:30
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You feeling crabby today too ?
I know a great recipe - hot milk+rum+honey! On a sunny terrace!
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Old 08.04.2021, 11:57
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I know a great recipe - hot milk+rum+honey! On a sunny terrace!
Oh no not hot milk you can chase me away with that, shuuuuddeeerrrrr.....

I think when the sun's over the yardarm, pirate and I will indulge in a G & T on the terrace and put the world to rights again talking about the topic of my crabbiness.
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Old 08.04.2021, 12:09
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Re: Thoughts on changing the "Complaints Corner" to also include positive experiences

The trouble with positive threads on EF is, they are the quickest to derail.
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Old 08.04.2021, 12:48
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The trouble with positive threads on EF is, they are the quickest to derail.
Thats the problem when people don't get out enough & have no physical contact with anyone else.
EF used to be such a friendly place, like a family. Paul from the local even paid for our drinks.
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Old 08.04.2021, 13:19
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Thats the problem when people don't get out enough & have no physical contact with anyone else.
EF used to be such a friendly place, like a family. Paul from the local even paid for our drinks.
You mean you want to exchange tips in person? Mattress tips?

EF needs to feel the community spirit, this is so true. I cannot forsee any EF vax passport but I hope to be able to meet&greet again, when possible.

I hope to be able to get best CZ rum knock-off. Eastenders, I'll try your G&T, you can have the rum sans hot milk!
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Old 08.04.2021, 13:24
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Thats the problem when people don't get out enough & have no physical contact with anyone else.
EF used to be such a friendly place, like a family. Paul from the local even paid for our drinks.
Like once.
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Old 08.04.2021, 13:25
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Re: Thoughts on changing the "Complaints Corner" to also include positive experiences

I think there are lots of positive things in other threads, and if you need a specific one you can always share your good experience in this existing one https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...ecause-95.html or just start a new thread in the appropriate place.

Don't see why you'd want to mix them up like that, nor really why anyone would want a specific sub-forum for it, TBH.
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Old 08.04.2021, 13:32
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Like once.
Did you go, I don't remember meeting you?
I can remember meeting 2 of the current moderators & about 20 people in total.
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Old 08.04.2021, 13:35
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Did you go, I don't remember meeting you?
I can remember meeting 2 of the current moderators & about 20 people in total.
I didn't go but read the posts about it here.

https://www.englishforum.ch/social-e...der-local.html
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Old 08.04.2021, 13:36
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Re: Thoughts on changing the "Complaints Corner" to also include positive experiences

One concern with a recommendations subform is that I fear we'd see a resurgence of spam and sock-puppetry.
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One concern with a recommendations subform is that I fear we'd see a resurgence of spam and sock-puppetry.
I think you're right - we get a fair few of those anyway, a couple of newbies per week on average, joining just to plug a business. Sometimes easier to spot than others and I'm sure that some of the ones I delete are not from business owners themselves, just happy customers, but when they join and immediately post a recommendation on an old thread, for example, we generally don't let them through.

Having a specific area for that very purpose would make it almost impossible to spot the genuine from the sock-puppets, although I suppose putting in the marketplace to limit it in the same way as other advertising might help... but yes, I suspect the genuine good experience posts could quickly be overwhelmed by fake ones if we were to encourage this sort of thing.
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Old 08.04.2021, 14:11
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Re: Thoughts on changing the "Complaints Corner" to also include positive experiences

Ok no worries guys thanks for the feedback, I will make a thread in the relevant section then if I have any particular shout outs to make.
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Old 08.04.2021, 14:27
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Thats the problem when people don't get out enough & have no physical contact with anyone else.
EF used to be such a friendly place, like a family. Paul from the local even paid for our drinks.
It's all about the people currently here and what they're doing, as some group comes or goes, vibe changes.

Or in short - be the change you want to see in the forum

Coming from reddit for berlin and germany, I actually find this forum very nice, cozy and friendly place, believe it or not
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