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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 21.08.2022, 13:04
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If you prefer, I can wait till 20:45 -- exactly five years to the minute since I accepted your bet, FMF. That gives the pound a sporting chance to recover in the next few hours so you can win our bet. 😂😂😂
How do you prove that 22 yards made the bet and not "guest", and how do you prove that you are 22 yards?

I can remember that the old 22 yards didn't really like emoticons
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Old 21.08.2022, 14:35
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"an older member from the French part" sounds vaguely pornographic
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Old 21.08.2022, 14:41
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How do you prove that 22 yards made the bet and not "guest", and how do you prove that you are 22 yards?
It's all in the conversation that I linked: both FMF and Urs Max noted that 22 yards was the counterparty to the bet.

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I can remember that the old 22 yards didn't really like emoticons
Dead right. Emojis are a sure sign of a lazy mind and a subpar vocabulary.
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Old 21.08.2022, 21:19
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Anyone remember these posts from exactly five years ago today? I do. And I'm sure FMF does too.
Trouble is FMF hasn't been seen round these parts since his removal as a mod.
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Anyone remember these posts from exactly five years ago today? I do. And I'm sure FMF does too.

FMF bet 22 yards CHF 200 that following Brexit and all the glorious benefits that would accrue as a result to the British economy, the pound Sterling would increase in value vs the Swiss franc. If you're interested, you can check out the conversation, starting here: https://www.englishforum.ch/internat...ts-ch-479.html

So here we.are, five years on, and to nobody's surprise except FMF's, the pound is wallowing even deeper in the mire at 1.1345 and the UK economy looks to be shot for quite some time to come. I'm the EF member formerly known as 22 yards and I'm literally here for the money. Time to put your money where your mouth is, FMF. PM me for my bank details.
FMF went missing not long after you when The Local decided they'd prefer to have moderators who didn't participate on the forum!

Surprised in FMF, would have thought that someone with his business acumen would have known better than to bet against to mighty Swiss Franc!

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As for fatmanfilms' bet -
GBP 1.00 = EUR 1.09
GBP 1.00 = CHF 1.23

I remember the days when it was GBP 1.00 = EUR 1.71
Today -

GBP 1.00 = EUR 1.18
EUR 1.00 = CHF 0.96 (5 years ago EUR 1.00 = 1.15)

So a victory but a hollow one! Euro has performed worse than Sterling over the past 5 years. Ultimately the FX markets are currently under far greater forces than anything Brexit could hope to influence. CHF benefitting as a safe haven currency. Let us know if he coughs up!
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Old 21.08.2022, 23:53
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Trouble is FMF hasn't been seen round these parts since his removal as a mod.
Hmmmm. I was told that shortly after I ditched EF, FMF posted with glee that I had deleted my account to avoid paying him when I lost this bet. I'll have a look and see if that claim is true, although the last thing I want to do is trawl through hundreds or even thousands of FMF's posts.

If it is true... well, the shoe's on the other foot now, and look who's disappeared...
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Old 22.08.2022, 18:59
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Try an online pharmacy, I hope your dishwasher is only mildly sick.
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Old 22.08.2022, 19:24
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FMF went missing not long after you when The Local decided they'd prefer to have moderators who didn't participate on the forum!...
Say whut?
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Say whut?
When have you ever known TC to bother with actual, provable facts?
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Old 23.08.2022, 01:56
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FMFs last post was September 2021. Just search for his handle.
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Old 23.08.2022, 08:42
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Say whut?
mirfield, last active in April 2022!

TBF, you probably forgot he was a mod too

I quipped last week that sardonic for the Local to remove a mod who organized localized Swiss support and assistance during the Covid lockdown and who I've since learned used to bus large groups of people to KFC in France and keep someone who doesn't show up at class.

At least the moderation is quite good atm! I wonder if it's linked?

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When have you ever known TC to bother with actual, provable facts?
Flakk, dear, I've told you already just because you don't want something to be true, it doesn't make it false. This is how a child behaves. One more false accusation and you're going on the mute list.
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Old 23.08.2022, 09:06
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mirfield, last active in April 2022!

TBF, you probably forgot he was a mod too

I quipped last week that sardonic for the Local to remove a mod who organized localized Swiss support and assistance during the Covid lockdown and who I've since learned used to bus large groups of people to KFC in France and keep someone who doesn't show up at class.

At least the moderation is quite good atm! I wonder if it's linked?

Flakk, dear, I've told you already just because you don't want something to be true, it doesn't make it false. This is how a child behaves. One more false accusation and you're going on the mute list.
So a good qualification to be a mod is bussing people to an unhealthy fast food restaurant?
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Old 23.08.2022, 09:35
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... One more false accusation and you're going on the mute list.
It wasn't a false accusation.

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You claimed that the owners decided they wanted moderators who don't participate in the forum. If that were true, you don't participate either.
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Mind you, FMF is still at 4.72, so perhaps they wanted moderators who aren't hyperactive in the forums.
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Thanks!

I just quickly looked back at the posts from you and Belgianmum over the last few days which was already more than enough to disprove TC.

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Flakk, dear, I've told you already just because you don't want something to be true, it doesn't make it false. This is how a child behaves. One more false accusation and you're going on the mute list.
I'm wondering why I should care. Although as this has been clearly demonstrated to be not false, do I now get two false accusations?
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Mind you, FMF is still at 4.72, so perhaps they wanted moderators who aren't hyperactive in the forums.
You're using FMF post rate as proof of his activity even though he's not been participating for a year? Now do the posts per day of the dead forum members, they're clearly participating too!

This is a ridiculous argument, you know it's ridiculous but are going ahead with it anyway.
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I quipped last week that sardonic for the Local to remove a mod who organized localized Swiss support and assistance during the Covid lockdown and who I've since learned used to bus large groups of people to KFC in France and keep someone who doesn't show up at class.
I don’t think you’ve got that quite right.

He did set up multiple events for trips to France for KFC but it was up to the participants to sort out the transport amongst themselves and sharing fuel costs. LIB would hitch a ride with one of them, he didn’t have his own transport nor did he have a driving licence. He certainly never bussed people there.

He was good at setting up threads like the Covid assistance one and he made a lot of benevolent acts but he could also be a jerk pretty much the same as anyone else on here.
Take a look at his early posting history and you might understand why a lot of people were perplexed by him being made a mod in the first place.

He was a great contributor to the forum and he is missed but he was also absent from the forum for long periods of time as well.
Members, even mods, do need to take a break from time to time. Some breaks are much longer than others.

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At least the moderation is quite good atm!
Thanks! We’re doing our best to strike a good balance even we if don’t always personally agree with things.
We don’t always get it right and we’re never going to please everyone all of the time but that’s just how it goes.

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You just can't admit that your initial statement that the Local wanted moderators who aren't involved in the forum has been demonstrated to be false. Quite extraordinary.
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You just can't admit that your initial statement that the Local wanted moderators who aren't involved in the forum has been demonstrated to be false. Quite extraordinary.
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You just can't admit that your initial statement that the Local wanted moderators who aren't involved in the forum has been demonstrated to be false. Quite extraordinary.
Polishing my big wooden spoon......

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Overseas recruits are expected to be brought in on a “mass scale” as the health service struggles to fill vacancies. A source told The Times that the new health and care visa could be used to bring in staff to fill some of the 160,000 vacancies.
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