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Old 08.04.2011, 14:36
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Tada! www.thelocal.ch

Discovered a new site today


www.thelocal.ch

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Old 08.04.2011, 14:39
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Re: Tada! www.thelocal.ch

First story, front page:

Switzerland swept up in Bieber-mania



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Re: Tada! www.thelocal.ch

Don't tell me you're surprised.
Everyone saw that one coming, right!!!

TheLocal Switzerland version I mean.
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Re: Tada! www.thelocal.ch

Oh dear I was expecting furry wet Beavers... (Keep it clean boys!)
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Re: Tada! www.thelocal.ch

And there's a direct link to the forum discussions...
Nice to see that 'our' news is 'their' news too ('Just the news' links to the Swiss politics / news sub-forum).

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Old 08.04.2011, 14:45
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Re: Tada! www.thelocal.ch

Same company that supports this forum? So will we be paid as journalists?
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Same company that supports this forum? So will we be paid as journalists?

Have we agreed to be published elsewhere ?
I suppose Google Indexing is the same...
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Old 08.04.2011, 15:02
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And there's a direct link to the forum discussions...
Nice to see that 'our' news is 'their' news too ('Just the news' links to the Swiss politics / news sub-forum).
Ironic to think that, whilever this thread is "top 10", when visiting www.thelocal.ch, one of the links off the main site will be to this thread...

I think our job as enterprising journalists should be to keep it up there

(it is Friday afternoon, after all)
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Yup, The Local is so local that the property section is quoting Swiss rental prices in SEK

Schwiitzer Qualität, gäl?!?!
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Old 08.04.2011, 15:22
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Re: Tada! www.thelocal.ch

What will be next? The englishforum.ch link will be redirected to thelocal.ch website?
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"We're delighted to welcome you to the beta version of our English language news and information site – in Switzerland."
If this is the beta, I shudder to think what earlier versions must have been like
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What will be next? The englishforum.ch link will be redirected to thelocal.ch website?
I doubt it - www.thelocal.de and "Toytown Germany" are still separate sites, but there is the exact same forum link panel from The Local there too.

Looks like having "bought" EF, they're just applying their usual model to it.
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Re: Tada! www.thelocal.ch

It is a shame that it wasn't announced here officially. Why leave it for someone to discover it?
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Same company that supports this forum? So will we be paid as journalists?
Mods don't get paid, so I'd say posters won't either
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Re: Tada! www.thelocal.ch

Some of us should be paid not to post
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Although the site has been online for a little while already, it is only just barely launched "officially". The bugs are being shaken out. Still a few to go though, as noted above.

There is an announcement planned for Monday. Full details then. In the meantime, have a great weekend!
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Old 08.04.2011, 16:24
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And now we have the answer for any "Where can I meet a nice guy/girl?" threads.
We at TheLocal EnglishForum.ch recommend you get your hot dates through Meetic.com

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Old 08.04.2011, 16:55
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Re: Tada! www.thelocal.ch

So it would be safe to assume that even more scrutiny to posts will be performed.... ?

Basically, Thread titles will appear in the "Discuss Section"....

DB... are you listening ?????
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Old 08.04.2011, 17:25
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Basically, Thread titles will appear in the "Discuss Section"....
I can see fun and games (until someone has an eye out).
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Old 08.04.2011, 17:26
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It is a shame that it wasn't announced here officially. Why leave it for someone to discover it?
Announcement from last Wednesday:
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The Local goes Swiss! : We thought our Facebook fans should be the first to see our new website www.thelocal.ch, Switzerland's News in English. We're still in the early stages of setting up the site, but we hope you'll have a look and let us know what you think!
So it was announced to some 15.000 facebook fans of the local. Probably very few of which live in Switzerland. Anyway: Looks like facebook is by now more important than EF. Discuss.
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