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Old 04.08.2021, 23:06
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Pancakes , you said some nice things about me previously and I appreciate that.

I know we have not always seen eye to eye but I reckon we have established some sort of peace. And I really and deeply appreciate that .

If I could have things my way , the EF would not be a place where we all agree . Sometimes a good and hard discussion can be beneficial and help us see perspectives and points of view that we otherwise donít get to see , or just to test the viability of our own arguments or beliefs in the face of criticism . I have certainly learnt quite a lot here and in some points even changed my opinions because people convinced me or showed me aspects and arguments that changed the game for me . But these discussions, however fundamental , should take place in a an atmosphere of mutual respect and goodwill . The posters on EF who I respect the most are not necessarily those who I agree with but those who manage to retain that respect despite disagreeing .

Now Iím sure you agree with me on this , because Iím sure that you too are arguing in good faith . I thus ask you to re think your views on UrsMax and others , not to agree with them . I donít always agree with him either . But to see that he too is arguing in good faith .
Thank you... I feel the same. And even though we don't always see eye-to-eye on things, I do think you're very intelligent and can formulate a very good argument, and that's one reason why I enjoy your presence here and am thankful that we seem to have made peace.

I do become frustrated with the EF sometimes because there are times when I can feel it really spike my cortisol, and I once had a heart-attack due to an extreme cortisol spike after having a C-section, so I guess I've learned the hard way that I need to do whatever it takes to keep stress down. For that reason, I feel hesitant to remove Urs Max from my ignore list at this point. But I do wish him the best.

To be honest, I struggle sometimes with my use of the EF because I hate the way it can alter my mood or thought processes at times. It's a love-hate relationship. lol. But for that reason, I try to take long breaks from here now and then -- a detox or whatever. I do find it helps. And then when I come back to it, I often perceive it quite differently than I was before. It's just nice when people can get along and have calm, rational conversations without all the bickering and provoking and targeting, etc. So if I do put someone on my ignore list, it's done more as a means for me to be able to continue to use this place without it causing me stress, more than anything else.

Thank you for your thoughtful comment, amogles. I hope mine makes sense. I just took a warm bath and it made me feel almost drunk. lol.
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Old 04.08.2021, 23:36
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If one member out of 51, posts over 25% of the 522 posts, then it certainly is a one-man show.
Are you discussing the "word of today" thread?
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Old 05.08.2021, 00:29
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Pancakes, I was just reading those pages and it's so interesting how people just want to see or hear what suits them and not how things are .

So when amogles in a way replied to you, he was saying "dont be a jerk" and his comment was in form of the conditional and explaining how it should be done (in general) but ... this almost derailed again in the "oh I'm now insulted" it's unbelievable how this forum is like a 'Fountain of Youth' people love to behave like teens, not really listening the other and making quick conclusions

From what I could see£/read, lost_inbroad showed Marton how there were three ongoing threads on Trump (The Januray 6th, Trump organisation fined, Trump post-presidency thread) where Marton had his show and only one should be (sort of) enough.

Rufus from what I read was not banned because of her opinon on something or insults but she re-edited her post in a manner that oltered what was said on the first place. (and that's not a fair play)
Small logical failure here, there were never three ongoing threads on Trump.

The mods closed the Trump post-presidency thread so the two new threads were started because their logical home was gone. Sensibly there should only be one thread and the correct one would be the Trump post-presidency thread but Lib took it away.
Just for your information, I was not the one who created the Trump post-presidency thread.
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Old 05.08.2021, 08:44
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Small logical failure here, there were never three ongoing threads on Trump.

The mods closed the Trump post-presidency thread so the two new threads were started because their logical home was gone. Sensibly there should only be one thread and the correct one would be the Trump post-presidency thread but Lib took it away.
Just for your information, I was not the one who created the Trump post-presidency thread.
You've now posted more on complaining about the closed thread than the actual post you've written on that thread
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Old 05.08.2021, 10:11
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Well this thread is running along about as well as could be expected, never change EF!

As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted...
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Old 05.08.2021, 10:13
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Well this thread is running along about as well as could be expected, never change EF!

As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted...
Welcome to the forum
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Old 05.08.2021, 10:19
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Welcome to the forum
Thanks! Does anyone know where I can procure some brown sugar?
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Thanks! Does anyone know where I can procure some brown sugar?
Oi! Use the search function
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Old 05.08.2021, 10:23
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Thanks! Does anyone know where I can procure some brown sugar?

Seeing that you have been around for a long time before, you know where to search?
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Old 05.08.2021, 10:25
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Well this thread is running along about as well as could be expected, never change EF!

As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted...
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Welcome to the forum
Welcome back I would say.
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Old 05.08.2021, 10:30
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We leave for camping in a few days, and I have a million things to do before we leave. So if you all could try to keep this thread boring for the next few days, that would be much appreciated.
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Old 05.08.2021, 10:33
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Welcome back I would say.
Indeed, I've heard it's safe to come back now. Like Moses returning to the promised land, like Mandela being released from prison, like Napoleon arriving from exile on Elba... shall I go on?
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Old 05.08.2021, 10:46
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Indeed, I've heard it's safe to come back now. Like Moses returning to the promised land, like Mandela being released from prison, like Napoleon arriving from exile on Elba... shall I go on?
Like Khashoggi returning to Saudi Arabia?
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Old 05.08.2021, 10:47
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Like Khashoggi returning to Saudi Arabia?
Lol, that's good!
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Old 05.08.2021, 11:12
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Indeed, I've heard it's safe to come back now. Like Moses returning to the promised land, like Mandela being released from prison, like Napoleon arriving from exile on Elba... shall I go on?
Yes!
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Old 05.08.2021, 12:07
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Indeed, I've heard it's safe to come back now. Like Moses returning to the promised land, like Mandela being released from prison, like Napoleon arriving from exile on Elba... shall I go on?
Like Chamberlain coming back from Munich?
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Old 05.08.2021, 12:08
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anyway, welcome back Loz.
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Old 05.08.2021, 12:17
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Thanks! Does anyone know where I can procure some brown sugar?
welcome back noob
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What happened to the cute Wildschwein?
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I do become frustrated with the EF sometimes because there are times when I can feel it really spike my cortisol, and I once had a heart-attack due to an extreme cortisol spike after having a C-section, so I guess I've learned the hard way that I need to do whatever it takes to keep stress down. For that reason, I feel hesitant to remove Urs Max from my ignore list at this point. But I do wish him the best.

To be honest, I struggle sometimes with my use of the EF because I hate the way it can alter my mood or thought processes at times.

Also worth noting that the hateful, anti-women rhetoric is pervasive here, and left unchallenged by the moderation team. The severity of the issue, the unwillingness to deal with it adequately, and the increasing amounts of hostility being shown towards women, inclusive of pejorative terms once again being left unchallenged on the forum, lead to this being a pretty hostile place for women to try to be part of.


Each time the mod's do nothing about such examples, and continue to post on such threads, it conveys that treating women this way, and referring to us this way, is ok here:



https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...rist-visa.html
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