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Post by rchdk » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 10:25 am

Presume Admin/Moderator is non Danish speaking so I think its only fair that the message got deleted again as they will have no clue what it contains and as such can not see if it is in violation of the rules/regulations for the forum.

Reckon the author of the deleted message would easily be able to repost it in English and as such do not see why it was not done so in the first place.

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Post by jockney » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 10:51 am

I have no idea why they wrote in Danish, but i thought it was a nice gesture from one dane to another....I think two lines in danish would hardly violate any rules eh?
If a cockney came on here and I wrote some slang as a welcome...would that be removed also??
Some very insecure and controlling people around here it seems to me?
I have never had any reason to question singlish use on this board and I dont feel threatened by it...so why should any other language be different?
Maybe the person who wrote will write it in English eh and we can all read it and wonder what all the fuss was about? :???: :???:

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Post by Jeppo » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:08 am

That's quite an assumption. Have you asked the mods/admin? Posts dissappear from forums all the time because of software problems. If the mods have a problem they usually post in the forum why it was removed or send a PM. You've been around long enough to see whole threads, and even months of posts randomly dissappear, why do you think this case is any different?

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Post by rchdk » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:13 am

The point is that the message was entirely writen in Danish and as such I fully understand why it was deleted. Admin/Moderator have no chance checking the content of the message. If it was only a few lines where you would still be able to grasp the context on the entire post I reckon it would be different - but of course not sure.

And yes it was a nice gesture, but it would have not been any less nice if it had been done in English.

For those who are wondering what the deleted post contained it was merely a welcome greeting to allegra and telling her to contact either the author or me on pm for more info on the Danish community since this forum is strongly moderated when it comes to advertising.

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Post by rchdk » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:18 am

Jeppo - valid point... didn't see it from that angle... my apologies to Admin/Moderator if I have made incorrect assumptions.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:01 pm

I am not aware who deleted the message. I normally do not delete when one posts in a language that I do not understand. I normally paste it into Babelfish just to get a inkling of what it is on about.

You are is right regarding the advertising, however I believe the way he has written it is not fair to us here.

We do not allow advertising and solicitation for business on this forum. We do, however, encourage recommendations of businesses and services that have been used by our readers with good results. That is one of the reasons for this site - helping others. However, as this site is owned by a real estate company, and their real estate portal has the forum for drawing eyeballs to the portal, they do not allow any references to or by real estate agents or recommendations for same. Not any different than me going into McD's with banners and freebies advertising BK Double CB's. I prefer them but McD is sure not gonna let me advertise their competitor or even try to refer their potential customers away from McD's.

I did see the message yesterday and just passed over it. Don't know who but the moderator Jpatokal, I believe, does speak Dutch as well as several languages (he's Scandinavian) but again, I don't have any idea why it was deleted. There are lots of messages in Hindi (anglicized) in the Indian oriented sub-forum in the Entertainment Forum. Often in other languages as well.

If there was any reference regarding real estate within the text it may well have been the admins who deleted it as they own the site.

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Post by jockney » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:11 pm

so there was no advertising in the post then....strange they should delete it eh?
I do not for one minute believe it was a software problem.
As pointed out there are other messages in other languages...so explanations on a postcard please....
I spoke to one of the Danish guys in the office, he joined the site, posted a message and it was deleted with no explanation....I am not sure what he thinks of the site after his first post...but I know what I think, but wont advertise it as it is strictly illegal! :wink:

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Post by Allegra » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 1:12 am

Thx for your replies regarding the DK community.

As I was reading through your replies, especially the one intended for a previous post, warning to pass on infomation etc. then it occurred to me, perhaps a little too late - that any questions of that nature, given recent events are not appropriate. What was I thinking. I wont be asking anything of that nature again. Thanks for making me aware of this!

I have heard that there are a lot of expats in Singapore that will fit that profile - I'll ckeck up on it. Thanks in any case.

As for the message that was referred to, then yes - I got a alert, but could not find the post anywhere - So, to whoever wrote this message, thanks for your effort!!

And thx to you all for your replies.

/Allegra

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Post by ksl » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 4:35 am

Oh I missed all the fun again, a message from home! Maybe one of my ex's :wink:

SMS you surprised me, JP Scandinavian?

I don't think Babel Fish does Danish, although I do :lol: Females' too, at no extra cost! :wink:

Allegra are you from Denmark?

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Post by maneo » Sat, 15 Mar 2008 4:13 pm

ksl wrote:I don't think Babel Fish does Danish . . .
BabelFish doesn't list Danish.

Following site will do Danish translation:

http://www.translation-guide.com/free_o ... to=English

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Post by kwokhua » Sun, 30 Mar 2008 12:39 am

Why is everyone suggesting the Holland Village, Bukit Timah areas? These are the expensive areas not because of the ambience but simply because of the expatriate enclaves that were artificially created around the areas.

I do not see the need for expatriates to stay around their fellow countrymen given such a small country like Singapore. Moreover, most Singaporeans speak English and if you managed to contribute to this forum, I am sure you have no problem with the language.

Moreover, if you stay in areas like Pasir Ris and Tampines, you will find that they are nice estates as well, particularly, Pasir Ris, which is near to the sea.

The plus point is that Pasir Ris has nice condos and Super Jumbo-sized HDB flats with relatively lower rental than compared to those in Holland Village and Bukit Timah.

So, do consider moving beyond the expat areas. You will see more of Singapore this way too. :-)

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Post by unemployed man » Mon, 31 Mar 2008 12:32 pm

kwokhua wrote:Why is everyone suggesting the Holland Village, Bukit Timah areas? These are the expensive areas not because of the ambience but simply because of the expatriate enclaves that were artificially created around the areas.

I do not see the need for expatriates to stay around their fellow countrymen given such a small country like Singapore. Moreover, most Singaporeans speak English and if you managed to contribute to this forum, I am sure you have no problem with the language.

Moreover, if you stay in areas like Pasir Ris and Tampines, you will find that they are nice estates as well, particularly, Pasir Ris, which is near to the sea.

The plus point is that Pasir Ris has nice condos and Super Jumbo-sized HDB flats with relatively lower rental than compared to those in Holland Village and Bukit Timah.

So, do consider moving beyond the expat areas. You will see more of Singapore this way too. :-)
How about the eastside? Dist15, 16?

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Post by maneo » Tue, 01 Apr 2008 9:14 am

kwokhua wrote:Why is everyone suggesting the Holland Village, Bukit Timah areas? These are the expensive areas not because of the ambience but simply because of the expatriate enclaves that were artificially created around the areas.
Stayed away from areas like Holland Village & Bukit Timah not because they were expensive, but because they were full of expats.
As the saying goes, to each his own . . . . :)

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Post by road.not.taken » Tue, 01 Apr 2008 10:19 am

kwokhua wrote:Why is everyone suggesting the Holland Village, Bukit Timah areas? These are the expensive areas not because of the ambience but simply because of the expatriate enclaves that were artificially created around the areas.

I do not see the need for expatriates to stay around their fellow countrymen given such a small country like Singapore. Moreover, most Singaporeans speak English and if you managed to contribute to this forum, I am sure you have no problem with the language.

Moreover, if you stay in areas like Pasir Ris and Tampines, you will find that they are nice estates as well, particularly, Pasir Ris, which is near to the sea.

The plus point is that Pasir Ris has nice condos and Super Jumbo-sized HDB flats with relatively lower rental than compared to those in Holland Village and Bukit Timah.

So, do consider moving beyond the expat areas. You will see more of Singapore this way too. :-)
Because that's more of what the OP was looking for, wasn't it? If you go back and read the original post, they are coming from an expat community and looking for Danes if at all possible in a place with bars and restaurants close by in a high-end condo. Doesn't sound like your typical HDB housing state to me.

You may not see the need for expatriates to stay around their countrymen, but others do. Please don't be so judgmental. You may not think Holland village or Bukit Timah are worth the price, but others might. We have no idea what the OPs real priorities are, or anyone else's. Let's just answer the question without the judgements, shall we?

Like Maneo said, to each his own.

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