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Did you happen to mention this in the original post?inselaffen wrote:The OP had done lots of research on the site prior to posting.
No, I didn't think so.
I would agree that some posters can be be quite arrogant to newbies, but to state that durain's reply was patronising is presumptuous.inselaffen wrote:The OP has also seen many similar patronising and unhelpful replies on the site in Dubai which he posts on.
It was a simple link without any commentary smileys.
You imposed your own judgement, which reflects more on you than on him.
This site is more than just a "list of properties."inselaffen wrote:A list of properties on a site does not give the same benefits as knowledge of people who have been in the same situation.
It is the host of this very forum you are using.
Use the Search feature above to to find previous posts on the specific topics that interest you.
If you already have, then give some idea of what gaps in the info you would like filled.
As for the "list of properties," this provides a database against which to get a good feel for the current market.
There is no soul in this data, but it should be a useful complement to the individual experiences you seek.
Neither alone should be considered sufficient.
Replies from anonymous posters can be suspect.
Best to follow-up with PM's or further questions to determine if the replies come from someone with similar expectations.
You seem to have forgotten that wherever you are as an expat that you are a guest.inselaffen wrote:It always amazes me how some expats forget that they were once also in the position of moving into a new city/country.
The people in that country, whether locals or expats, are not there for your benefit or to service you.
You replied to a helpful link with the very same arrogance of the patronising posters you criticise.
You could have simply stated that you forgot to mention that you had already checked the site and were now looking specifically for first hand experiences to round out your research.
Learn to be a gracious guest.
It should be less stressful for you in the end.
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whats all with the unfriendly for.. this is the most unfriendly forum of most unfriendly regular(even moderator) i ever seem.sundaymorningstaple wrote:I'd have to second that. What's so bloody amusing about it? It might be called common sense seeing that this forum is hosted by real estate portal. Or didn't you bother to check out our hosts here?inselaffen wrote:highly amusing reply!
Let me guess, you are employed in Singapore as a comedian!
If you though it was funny, you have a rather warped sense of humour I must say.
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