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Is the EF community similar to the community on that movie THE BEACH?

For eight months I have been following this forum, and this is what I have seen....
- If you need information about relocating to Switzerland search related threads - it may take time but you will get the info you need from first hand experience. When I say time for key info, I mean up to 5 hrs plus depending on what amount of reinforcement you need for certain subjects.
- Don't ask if your salary offer is good enough, take the time to dig around in threads for a sense of this...otherwise some members will slate you very quickly (depending on which day and how you ask the question).
- If you have a real problem, you will get genuine help from some good people but don't take advantage with another problem.
- Some Senior + members do jump on Newbee's from time to time to show the pecking order of the forum, and they are more likely to be direct and rude in this instance.... but have support from the moderator and other members which leaves you on your own basically. This is because they have been out to drinks together before and you haven't.
- There are a couple of amazing philanthropic moderators here who have the community in mind....on the other hand some should not have been given this responsibility because they bend to peer pressure or let it go to their heads and the consequences when they are in residence are obviously negative, and /or the forum is neglected and can get out of hand.
- There are what the regulars call Trolls and they can be really funny. They sign on as a new members and make more entertaining threads which are simulated real life. Lots and lots of people jump on the bandwagon and enjoy it, making it a very popular thread.... then the OP in question gets worse and worse marks like at high school, then banned and called dramatic by a bunch of included regular members. And then sometimes discussed in a psychological way by the EF incrowd in a seperate thread of their own.
- Two or Three members here say some dreadful things to new people now and again just because they feel that side out.... if you are a Newbee don't expect support as aspiring members and (certain) moderators protect the hierarchy because they have been out to drinks with them before.
- This group loves witt and if you have that they will forgive alot...sometimes more than whats fair and to the exclusion of other good people.
- There are a handful of incredibly intelligent and philanthropic members here - they stand out like a sore thumb and inspire many Newbees to stay.
- Talking on the EF forum is one thing BUT will you join the social group they dangle the carrot for? Its more exclusive than you think and compromises must be made (unless you are a clear match).
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Old 24.08.2010, 22:37
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Re: Is the EF community similar to the community on that movie THE BEACH?

Wow, Amber, I think that you have actually managed to render many of the Forum regulars speechless - and that takes some doing!! I think that a lot of what you say is true, whilst some of what you say I do not necessarily agree with...

Anyway, I am looking forward to further contributions from you in the future
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Old 24.08.2010, 22:41
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Re: Is the EF community similar to the community on that movie THE BEACH?

I must be one of the great mods as I haven't been out for EF drinks (no need to answer this truthfully )

Quite like your analogy. Rings quite true sadly

Although the trolls are right royal pains in the backside. I won't agree to their amusing threads. Are you saying Derv is funny? Come on get a sense of humour

I'd duck for cover if I were you. I can imagine this getting rough
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Re: Is the EF community similar to the community on that movie THE BEACH?

You wrote all that about us?

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Re: Is the EF community similar to the community on that movie THE BEACH?

Never seen the movie you are referring to.

I'll say this though: if I started going somewhere (let's say to a new Stübli since we're in Switzerland,) gradually getting a feel for the place, meeting a few new people - and then I were accosted one evening by a semi-regular warning me off the crowd in there every night at the Stammtisch for, well, for being in there every night and sitting at the Stammtisch...

...if that happened to me, that would put me off the place. No matter what the regulars were like.

(But then I'm a timid soul and shouldn't be allowed out of the house on my own really, let alone on the internet.)
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Re: Is the EF community similar to the community on that movie THE BEACH?

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Although the trolls are right royal pains in the backside. I won't agree to their amusing threads. Are you saying Derv is funny? Come on get a sense of humour

I'm talking about the ones who push it to the line but don't direct their smartypants comments to the individual (therefore remain entertaining without being abusive). Not the modus operandi of the one you are referring to I expect

I'd duck for cover if I were you. I can imagine this getting rough
Good, bring it on, I'm here to face some facts with you lot before I quit!

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You wrote all that about us?

You are in here, point 9. But don't take this as sucking up or I will gagg given my present position
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Old 24.08.2010, 23:04
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Re: Is the EF community similar to the community on that movie THE BEACH?

Many thanks from a Troll
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Re: Is the EF community similar to the community on that movie THE BEACH?

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Wow, Amber, I think that you have actually managed to render many of the Forum regulars speechless -
Ehem...it was so long that I stopped reading on the third line
Spot on on the salary thing though...but I should probably groan her for comparing us to such a lame movie
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Never seen the movie you are referring to.

I'll say this though: if I started going somewhere (let's say to a new Stübli since we're in Switzerland,) gradually getting a feel for the place, meeting a few new people - and then I were accosted one evening by a semi-regular warning me off the crowd in there every night at the Stammtisch for, well, for being in there every night and sitting at the Stammtisch...

...if that happened to me, that would put me off the place. No matter what the regulars were like.

(But then I'm a timid soul and shouldn't be allowed out of the house on my own really, let alone on the internet.)
Watch this (I mean the whole movie) then get back to me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObKpwmZkl24

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Old 24.08.2010, 23:06
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Good, bring it on, I'm here to face some facts with you lot before I quit!
Awwwww not another flouncer

I hope you get your facts from 'us lot' shame that this is now just sounding like it's going to be another bashing, EF is sh!t, I quit, type thread - I had high hopes from your post and this thread to tackle some valid points
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Many thanks from a Troll

Yeah you have annoyed a few people around here
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Yeah you have annoyed a few people around here
Steady on ... aren't you getting a little ahead of yourself now?
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Yeah you have annoyed a few people around here
Hey steady on, you had your say now move along bus, what are you looking for some change for your ticket?
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Re: Is the EF community similar to the community on that movie THE BEACH?

8 months and 32 posts?

So you like to vatch eh?

I feel violated.

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I had high hopes from your post and this thread to tackle some valid points

The only way to take this place is post by post. Do tell me what your high hopes translate to....
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Hey steady on, you had your say now move along bus, what are you looking for some change for your ticket?

I didnt make it up myself. I just copied it from the two red dots you have on your profile.
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8 months and 32 posts?

So you like to vatch eh?

I feel violated.


Who are you?? Oh sorry....(panic) Forum Legend...I shut my mouth
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Old 24.08.2010, 23:26
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Re: Is the EF community similar to the community on that movie THE BEACH?

Jeez, got a live one here!

I also have an astute observation regarding the internet.

When you post 3 posts in a row without any responses in between, you look like a bit of an attention whore.

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Re: Is the EF community similar to the community on that movie THE BEACH?

So when's the next drinks night, guys?
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Jeez, got a live one here!

I also have an astute observation regarding the internet.

When you post 3 posts in a row without any responses in between, you look like a bit of an attention whore.


These posts were replies to quotes and you are possibly sore from my last reply to you. Sorry to stereotype you when I dont know you in particular. This is a selfish thing really...getting the frustration from EF out of my system, rather than a booty call....
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