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#1587 - 08/20/09 10:12 AM Am I the only one here from the UK?
Bensheim Offline


Registered: 08/16/09
Loc: UK
Just wondering. Lots of Americans here and that's great!

But........am I the only Brit?

(On another forum people thought I was German. I have no idea why wink )


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#1588 - 08/20/09 10:30 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Bensheim]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Although his profile doesn't say specifically, Andreas is from UK (at least the last that I knew).

Don't worry about being mistaken for a German. People think that I'm Italian when the name is actually derived from Russian. Ciao? Nyet! grin
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#1592 - 08/20/09 11:26 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: jchuzi]
Bensheim Offline


Registered: 08/16/09
Loc: UK
Hi Jon

<wave>

Elsewhere, a travel forum, someone said to me that I shouldn't be giving travel advice about the UK since "I'm a German."

I'm not, and have never pretended to be. My username there wasn't even Bensheim either! ALL I did was talk about German railways, having had some experience of them. It was a travel forum after all.

Which makes me want to ask another question so I might as well put it here.........

WHAT's the worst forum you've ever been on and why? Or should I start a new thread?

(If yes, happy to oblige.)


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#1595 - 08/20/09 01:27 PM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Bensheim]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Quote:
WHAT's the worst forum you've ever been on and why?
That's easy. CNET wins (loses?) hands down. I am very prejudiced, of course, because of what CNET did to MFIF so I give it a hands down and a big thumbs down.

Actually, I haven't participated in forums except for FTM, MFIF, CNET and TechSurvivors.
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#1598 - 08/20/09 01:54 PM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Bensheim]
MikeS Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
No. wink
Regards. Mike


Edited by MikeS (08/20/09 01:55 PM)

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#1601 - 08/20/09 02:47 PM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Bensheim]
Cazjaz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: UK
I'm another Brit too.
Carol

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#1610 - 08/20/09 04:22 PM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Bensheim]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Why are you embarrassed to admit you're German?
Or is it just because you're from the eponymous town ( http://www.bensheim.de )?
We must all come to terms with our origins.
wink
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#1612 - 08/20/09 04:34 PM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: grelber]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Quote:
We must all come to terms with our origins.


I still refuse to admit than I'm originally from New Jersey. Wait-- Doh! Gave it away...
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#1627 - 08/20/09 06:02 PM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Cazjaz]
Gregg Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Milwaukee, WI (USA)
So, does a thread have to mention the UK to get you to post? wink

one

...and counting?

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#1659 - 08/21/09 01:52 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: grelber]
ryck Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: grelber
We must all come to terms with our origins.
wink


There is an out. While waiting to pay for gas, I heard one customer mention they were headed to Alberni to go camping and another customer said, "Oh, I was born there".

The clerk commented, "But that's not your fault."

ryck


Edited by ryck (08/21/09 01:53 AM)
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#1667 - 08/21/09 03:34 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Andreas's Loc: was UnKnown, nessuk and George, aka gbdoc, are MIA, and androo has still not inflicted his presence on us.
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#1672 - 08/21/09 04:25 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: artie505]
alternaut Offline

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How about freelance?


PS, as a (temporary) monument in support of all UK members of FTM, this post was entered from the Borough of Poole. laugh
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#1675 - 08/21/09 05:12 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: alternaut]
Pendragon Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
And Ness is likewise known to take tea with the Queen.
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#1676 - 08/21/09 05:26 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: artie505]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Originally Posted By: artie505
and George, aka gbdoc, are MIA
George was born in the US and now lives in Vienna, Austria. So, he's not a Brit.
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#1684 - 08/21/09 07:59 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: grelber]
Bensheim Offline


Registered: 08/16/09
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: grelber
Why are you embarrassed to admit you're German?
Or is it just because you're from the eponymous town ( http://www.bensheim.de )?
We must all come to terms with our origins.
wink


Because I'm not German. Had I called myself Krasnovodsk would you have thought me a Turkmenistanian? laugh

Bensheim has certain pleasant associations for me: I lived there briefly. cool

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#1686 - 08/21/09 08:05 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Bensheim]
Sturner Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Cyber Space
Originally Posted By: Bensheim
Just wondering. Lots of Americans here and that's great!

But........am I the only Brit?

(On another forum people thought I was German. I have no idea why wink )



That's because of your incredibly thick Bavarian accent.

grin
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#1687 - 08/21/09 08:12 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Bensheim]
Sturner Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Cyber Space
CNET for it's obtuse and unfriendly forum software.

I don't really care for it's attitude there either, I don't get a feeling of close community that I do here. Either they have a lot of people posting or no real community of users that post. I have only seen the moderators regularly posting there. maybe that will change.

I must say that they did rapidly close out a troll who tried to start a flame thread.

As for content, it depends. Most targeted forums either have a constant crew who regularly post, or they don't. I find that the former makes it more interesting if predictable. The later seems to lack soul.

FTM continues in the fine tradition of the former.
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#1692 - 08/21/09 09:41 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Sturner]
Bensheim Offline


Registered: 08/16/09
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: Sturner
CNET for it's obtuse and unfriendly forum software.

I don't really care for it's attitude there either, I don't get a feeling of close community that I do here. Either they have a lot of people posting or no real community of users that post. I have only seen the moderators regularly posting there. maybe that will change.

I must say that they did rapidly close out a troll who tried to start a flame thread.

As for content, it depends. Most targeted forums either have a constant crew who regularly post, or they don't. I find that the former makes it more interesting if predictable. The later seems to lack soul.

FTM continues in the fine tradition of the former.


Sturner has answered my other question in this thread, thank you! (Maybe it should have been another thread?)

Here's my Worst Ever Forum I've Been On.

It was a sports forum, regarding a world-famous event which spans three weeks every year. Therefore there's a lot of traffic over at least a month.

1. Everyone was in Pre-Mod. That means that everyone's posts were not displayed immediately, but scrutinised by invisible people who had the power to display them or not. Successful posts took hours to show up; which seemed crazy when covering a live sports event with knowledgeable and enthusiastic forum members.

2. There was a clique of old-hands who spoke in code which was nearly impenetrable to those outside the clique.

3. The same clique were crudely dismissive to anyone who succeeded in getting their posts published, who did not agree with them.

4. One thread focussed on a Big Name in this particular sport, and went on for about 10 pages. This thread consisted of a few brave people posting calm facts against The Big Name; the rest were personal abuse to anyone (the brave polite people) who had the temerity to question said Big Name's credentials and integrity.

5. This personal abuse went unmoderated, despite everyone being in Pre-Mod.

6. The "report abuse" button did not work. It looked as though it did because a reply window popped up. Having taken the trouble to enter a report, you were then rewarded with an error message. The same thing happened on the Mod/Admin email address supplied: emails were bounced back.

7. Despite all that some posts quoting urls to daily newspaper reports on this sporting event were allowed and others, in the same style, were Pre-Mod not-allowed; explanations by email were computer-generated gobbledegook. This happened to me.

8. The final straw was when I had a further email from the Mods telling me that two posts of mine had been deleted. They referred me to a thread which did not exist, and to posts which were not mine in the first place.

Shambles, amateurish, inconsistent, over-draconian, were the words which sprang to mind.

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#1699 - 08/21/09 10:05 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Sturner]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Jawohl!

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#1703 - 08/21/09 11:46 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: artie505]
dkmarsh Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09

It's not quite accurate to say nessuk is missing in action.
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#1705 - 08/21/09 12:18 PM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: grelber]
Sturner Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Cyber Space
Originally Posted By: grelber
Jawohl!

Zwei Bier, bitte!

Ja, ja, es kommen!
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#1715 - 08/21/09 02:09 PM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Sturner]
Bensheim Offline


Registered: 08/16/09
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: Sturner
Originally Posted By: grelber
Jawohl!

Zwei Bier, bitte!

Ja, ja, es kommen!


Enough of the German jokes, OK? They're wearing thin. I don't see you guys making fun of anyone else's username.


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#1726 - 08/21/09 03:43 PM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: Bensheim]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
My name has lent itself to "fun" remarks for my whole life. Don't be choosy, Chuzi, for example. My students used to call me Mr. Picky. mad
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#1732 - 08/21/09 05:30 PM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: artie505]
Gregg Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Milwaukee, WI (USA)
Originally Posted By: artie505
nessuk and George, aka gbdoc, are MIA...


Maybe they don't come into the Lounge. shocked

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#1759 - 08/22/09 12:34 AM Re: Am I the only one here from the UK? [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> George was born in the US and now lives in Vienna, Austria. So, he's not a Brit.

OK... I'll bite... To what, then, does "gbdoc" refer?
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