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Google search 1,425 64.77%
Search from other search engine 57 2.59%
Friends / word of mouth 378 17.18%
Flyer 2 0.09%
Link from another website 116 5.27%
Company information pack 9 0.41%
Expats in Zurich mailing list 17 0.77%
Link to an interesting thread sent by someone else 39 1.77%
By accident 306 13.91%
Other (tell us about it!) 49 2.23%
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Old 12.06.2008, 19:16
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Re: How did you find this forum?

I got to know the EF through Google, when my husband had to join work in Zurich.
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Old 21.06.2008, 21:06
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hi guys! I'm a new member.. im form turkey.. i found this forum from google search..
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Re: How did you find this forum?

Could someone PLEASE explain to me how to disengage myself from this thread?

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Old 24.06.2008, 23:12
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Could someone PLEASE explain to me how to disengage myself from this thread?

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Old 25.06.2008, 18:12
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The purpose of this thread is to collect a bit of information from you about how you found this site. If you've just arrived please post your introduction in a separate thread - replies on this thread should just tell us a little bit about how you found us.

For example - did you find this site via a google search? If so, what were your search terms (we rank quite highly in google these days and it is interesting to see how many people find us using a variety of search terms!)

Did you see a flyer somewhere? If so, where was it?

Were you told it about it by friends or collegues? Did someone send you a link to a thread, and you explored the forum a bit and decided that you liked it?

Maybe you got given the link from a relocation company or company information pack, if so - which company was it?

Word is spreading and the forum is growing rapidly - so I'm just trying to build up a picture of how people are finding our little community!

My name is Richard C. Meyer, It was Richard Meyer but courtesy of the US immigration service in 1954 it was suggested to add a wrinkle to my name, and for lack of better I choose C, and that was that. I am Swiss by birth from Zurich and American by the power of the US constitution. I do not know whether you could do the same thing in Switzerland now, certainly not the one I remember.

How did I find your website? I really don't know. I came across it by accident and reading one entry I realized that this was a website dedicated to immigrants with English language ability. I read a few entries and thought this was a wonderful idea.

In 1950 I left Switzerland of my own accord to try life in an other environment. I had finished my studies in electrical engineering and was quite capable and willing to work in this field. While there where no problems finding work in my own country I realized that the ability to speak and understand 2 or 3 languages, not just to translate them as we were thought, in my case a chapter of a Shakespearean play in English and a chapter of Rabelaisian's work in French, was essential for my future in Switzerland. None of the firms trying to hire me would agree to send me abroad, within a reasonable time frame, so I decided that in an age old tradition, striking out on my own would probably be better. Things where a bit different then and my experience and successes came in surprising ways. But here I am a might older and much pleased that to day immigrants in Switzerland have a place to air their grievances and hopes and find means to meet people in similar circumstances. If my contributions to your forum are of interest to you let me know. I wrote several articles for my American friends that take reference to Switzerland and may be of interest to your readers.

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Old 03.07.2008, 20:48
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Hi, I am from Ukraine. I am interested in meeting people from different countries for communication and sharing ideas. And I was lucky to find this forum by means of Google search. I think it's great and hope enjoy my stay here.
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Re: How did you find this forum?

Hi every one
i like english language but i dont speak english very will
so i am hear to ask you for your help
and to have friends
but i have quiestion
can i find here arabic members
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Old 16.07.2008, 13:55
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Hi there,
Got to know this forum from jenny,a new-found-friend.
Thanks to her, I have now a source of informations how it's like to live in CH.
Looking forward to find more friends...
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Old 16.07.2008, 22:04
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Re: How did you find this forum?

Google.... It's all I know but I think I've learnt more about the internet today than I knew existed. Sh*)&t I feel old!
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Old 16.07.2008, 22:42
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Re: How did you find this forum?

I was searching Google trying to find out if UK electrical appliances would work in my new Swiss property. It's a great forum and has since answered many questions for me.
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Old 19.07.2008, 02:56
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I found it in the www.orkut.com!
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Old 21.07.2008, 16:48
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Re: How did you find this forum?

hi.. found this site by accident..i was searching for english instructors forums..
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Re: How did you find this forum?

Heard about it via word of mouth, actually found it by searching for "switzerland forums". Colleagues told me about it.
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Re: How did you find this forum?

Hello, everybody. I got an email from an acquiantace informing me about an NPO job opening in Basel and this got me googling in search of info about working in switzerland (im from the Philippines). That's how i found this site. The information about taxes and housing we're very helpful but i still need to know more about cost of living and stuff. Im really happy that a lot of members would really seem to go out of their way to help each other. Hopefully there will be Filipinos like me in this forum. Thanks again.
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Hi
I found this forum through google search engine & also a friend recommended it to us. Its interesting lots of thread & informations availaible.
I would love to hear from here & like to make friends in this forum.
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Old 19.08.2008, 05:55
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I googled the forums, and checked out every one of them. I can tell you this is the MOST informative and very active one at that. Nothing comes close to EF it in this regard. The wealth of information you get here is from real life experiences.. not whitewashed brochures. Hats off to the moderators.. well done and let us all continue to keep it up.
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Old 26.08.2008, 21:18
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Re: How did you find this forum?

Googled for a swiss forum to find a society from which I could start getting to know Helvetia. I am moving here for a year to have a scientific stage, and this is my first experience of leaving Russia for such a long time, so I was all uneasy until I happened to find this wonderful forum, it is really helping me to calm down and begin flowing into the new country. Thank you!
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Old 27.08.2008, 14:48
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Googled for a swiss forum to find a society from which I could start getting to know Helvetia. I am moving here for a year to have a scientific stage, and this is my first experience of leaving Russia for such a long time, so I was all uneasy until I happened to find this wonderful forum, it is really helping me to calm down and begin flowing into the new country. Thank you!
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Hi All
I was googling trying to find out how to get my Sat TV to work and found excellent instructions here on the forum - Tv still didn't work but got loads of good advice here since then so thanks to all.
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Old 03.09.2008, 13:28
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Someone wrote a post about our Pukka German learn German podcast and I noticed the post URL listed in my web stats. Glad I did! Seems a fun place to meet and exchange.

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