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Which group are you writing for, and could you please name the members so it's clear who shares your position? Provided they did explicitly authorise you, of course.
It was more like a general observation...

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Happy weekend everyone - it is indeed time to move on.
Haha, that I said it many times before.
Happy weekend to you too, SusieQ! That's the spirit!

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Old 23.07.2021, 14:29
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It was more like a general observation...
That's what I took it as. Just who is "we"?
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What I find amusing is how people have expectations.. I mean, even within our own family we all have someone with whom it is impossible to have a long normal conversation ... and this is how it is in all human interactions -everywhere- since ever and a forum can not be any different.
I strongly disagree, most people communicate differently in person. IME it's still rare, in ordinary direct communication, to be called racist, sexist, misandryst, or man and therefore part of the imaginary patriarchy and oppressor of them poor innocent wimmin (who purportedly can't stand up for themselves otherwise there'd be no oppression, even though they're claimed to be the same), etc.
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Old 23.07.2021, 14:38
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Gangs? What is going on here?
Means you have to show your gang tattoos or stop posting
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Old 23.07.2021, 16:30
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... and oppressor of them poor innocent wimmin (who purportedly can't stand up for themselves otherwise there'd be no oppression, even though they're claimed to be the same), etc.
My 81yr old Swiss neighbour would be very vocal in her criticism of that comment.
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Old 23.07.2021, 17:54
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That's what I took it as. Just who is "we"?
We can be used as a generic personal pronoun to describe people in general.
Greenmount could equally have use one, you or they to express the same thing.
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My 81yr old Swiss neighbour would be very vocal in her criticism of that comment.
Mom was born in 1931, therefor she has the higher rights. She says life was Ok.

I could just as well keep on harping about them evil 13 Orte who not just suppressed, but pretty much enslaved, the population of what would become Thurgovia until Napoleon freed my ancestors.

Or maybe we should go back to ancient roman times. There's certainly more to be found the feminists could complain about.
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We can be used as a generic personal pronoun to describe people in general.
Greenmount could equally have use one, you or they to express the same thing.
Which is quite the point, she claims to speak for a good many. Just how has she been authorised, and by whom?
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Old 23.07.2021, 18:20
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Which is quite the point, she claims to speak for a good many. Just how has she been authorised, and by whom?
The gang, where nobody admits to being a member
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Old 23.07.2021, 19:55
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I wanted to write more but can't be asked, but at the same time I want to write something, so -> INGWER SHOT, so tasty
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Old 23.07.2021, 21:38
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Which is quite the point, she claims to speak for a good many. Just how has she been authorised, and by whom?
Does she? Where does she do that?
Using the generic personal pronoun ‘we’ in no way indicates that she thinks she speaks for other people.
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Old 23.07.2021, 21:42
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I don’t believe anymore that this thread is being continued for “deleting account” reasons. It’s another expats snake long thread for social interacting for better and for worse.
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I don’t believe anymore that this thread is being continued for “deleting account” reasons. It’s another expats snake long thread for social interacting for better and for worse.
Yes?
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Old 23.07.2021, 21:57
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Does she? Where does she do that?
Using the generic personal pronoun ‘we’ in no way indicates that she thinks she speaks for other people.
We is 1st person plural, the speaker claims to speak for the group. She could have used a different phrasing, yet she didn't.

Btw it's quite ironic how she claims to speak for others while you now speak for her. It's as if she can't speak for herself.

Don't expect me to reply to you again on this, if GM doesn't stand for herself it's telling enough.
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Old 23.07.2021, 22:08
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We is 1st person plural, the speaker claims to speak for the group. She could have used a different phrasing, yet she didn't.

Btw it's quite ironic how she claims to speak for others while you now speak for her. It's as if she can't speak for herself.

Don't expect me to reply to you again on this, if GM doesn't stand for herself it's telling enough.
I suggest you go and look up ‘generic personal pronouns’.
We in this case refers to people in general.

I couldn’t care less whether you respond to me or not, I’m just informing you of the grammar.

I am not speaking for her at all, I wouldn’t be so presumption.

You haven’t answered my question though, where does she claim to speak for a good many?
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Except, when GM then says, "we or at least some of us" GM is narrowing her definition of "we" to no longer being generic, but instead, a group/gang on EF.

In any case, GM can clarify for herself... or not.

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We can be used as a generic personal pronoun to describe people in general.
Greenmount could equally have use one, you or they to express the same thing.
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Except, when GM then says, "we or at least some of us" GM is narrowing her definition of "we" to no longer being generic, but instead, a group/gang on EF.

In any case, GM can clarify for herself... or not.
Not necessarily it depends on how one chooses to interpret it. Note I deliberately chose to use the generic pronoun ‘one’, even though I find it pretentious, to avoid any confusion.
It still reads as generic to me.

I’ll leave GM to clarify herself exactly what she meant.
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I strongly disagree, most people communicate differently in person. IME it's still rare, in ordinary direct communication, to be called racist, sexist, misandryst, or man and therefore part of the imaginary patriarchy and oppressor of them poor innocent wimmin (who purportedly can't stand up for themselves otherwise there'd be no oppression, even though they're claimed to be the same), etc.
Quoting another classic Urs Max anti-women post. Seems every now and then his ugly and aeemingly deep-rooted mysogynistic side is unleashed for everyone to enjoy.

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No need to actively look, they are shown on the persons profile page, if the person does not have many user messages on their page they can bee seen without even scrolling. multiple Red blobs are easy to spot.
You may be able to see Pachyderms rep messages, but casually and publicly revealing even just the gist of their overall content in order to gainsay them, when no other regular members can see them to verify what you say, can objectively be considered a somewhat petty abuse of your moderating privileges.

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You may be able to see Pachyderms rep messages, but casually and publicly revealing even just the gist of their overall content in order to gainsay them, when no other regular members can see them to verify what you say, can objectively be considered a somewhat petty abuse of your moderating privileges.
Nothing compared to what his predecessor did by revealing rep (or maybe PMs?) in order to shame/bully a member. That really was an abuse of privilege!
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Quoting another classic Urs Max anti-women post. Seems every now and then his ugly and aeemingly deep-rooted mysogynistic side is unleashed for everyone to enjoy.
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Agreed.
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Nothing compared to what his predecessor did by revealing rep (or maybe PMs?) in order to shame/bully a member. That really was an abuse of privilege!
I for one was threatened with a ban for complaining to moderators about moderators. I know other members who were also intimidated.
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