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Postby sanjivvohra » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:04 am

BillyB wrote:Horses for courses; some people like fluffy bullsh*t for answers if it's what they want to hear, where as others like to get the truth and straight to the point even if it's not what they wanted to hear. That's life - everyone has and is entitled to an opinion. Personally, I think this is one of the most informative forums in APAC despite the harshness at times.

The people who usually whinge about regulars and rudeness on here are those who have no intention to reciprocate any help or information - it's all one way and about 'me, me, me'.


Well said!
Cant take the heat? Stay out of the kitchen!
But seriously, there is a bit of ribbing for the newbies, but I guess its all fun and games. i'm sure the Mods have heard and seen it all.
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Postby BillyB » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:06 am

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scarbowl wrote:Sorry for your experience. Yes, it's a harsh crowd. Lots of unhappy people on here who like to bully others. Singapore is definitely NOT like that.



Very true me thinks lots oF people here have no life -hence the amount of time They spend on here bullying people looking for info- hey if you don't want to give advice- then why don't you guys go elsewhere- they try to justify there rudeness with claims of directness - yeh right -the wagons have circled


Insightful......

Why are you so bothered anyway - you don't exactly contribute much apart from defending financial advisors.

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:57 am

Some problems come from questions like we've all seen in the past 'Can I buy milk in Singapore?' thinking the place is still in the 10th century and completely lopped off of society.

Stick around long enough and no matter the intention of a newbie in finding some information we can be tarred with a short fuse..... I must learn to stay off the board when I've had yet another cold call from somebody asking if I am selling (my landlord's) apartment or if i need financial advise.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:08 am

sanjivvohra wrote:But seriously, there is a bit of ribbing for the newbies, but I guess its all fun and games. i'm sure the Mods have heard and seen it all.


Huh? What? Rubbing eyes. Waking up. Seen what?

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Postby BigSis » Tue, 06 Mar 2012 10:41 pm

I've just read some of your threads on the board and still can't see what's upsetting you Sarah :???:


Have you ever posted on a public internet forum before? Nothing that was said over on your maid thread was bad IMHO - perhaps not everyone agreeing with having a maid, but surely if you got a group of 6 or 7 friends together and had a similar topic they wouldn't all agree with you?

People can be harsher on message boards than they are in RL but most of the people on this forum are OK I think. If there was ever anything really nasty said to you or something that offended you then I'm sure the mods would remove the offending post if they saw it, or if you asked them to.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:21 pm

BigSis wrote:If there was ever anything really nasty said to you or something that offended you then I'm sure the mods would remove the offending post if they saw it, or if you asked them to.


Maybe that's what happened? Scars remain though, flaming sucks in that respect, unless it's done between consenting adults ;)
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 1:14 pm

She's not been back because of my post at the beginning. Too many people have decided to leave and tried to make a shambles of threads in doing so, like deleting posts making said threads worthless. As soon as I catch one that sounds like that could happen, the account gets locked. Trying to restore a butchered thread is time consuming and often, if we wait too long, it cannot be restored.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 1:21 pm

That makes perfect sense! Helps retain the knowledge base :)
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 1:28 pm

prexactly! :cool:

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 2:59 pm

Many forums I visit don't let you delete a post after a reply has been made, or at all. I guess they could still edit it, but that looks bad...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 3:12 pm

You can edit but you cannot delete here as well. That's why you see posts with "..." only in the message. Somebody has spit their dummy. However, if nobody has posted following your message, you can delete it as long as it's the last post.

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Postby sanjivvohra » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 6:37 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
sanjivvohra wrote:But seriously, there is a bit of ribbing for the newbies, but I guess its all fun and games. i'm sure the Mods have heard and seen it all.


Huh? What? Rubbing eyes. Waking up. Seen what?


Serious ribbing and leg pulling. Sheesh!! :roll:
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