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Offline jonesy2648

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Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« on: May 19, 2013, 09:17:37 PM »
Hi,
Just wondering if anyone has had any type of experience on T Visa Forum, good, bad, reasonable or anything else./

I realize I might be on a touchy subject here as some of you may have been or still are members to that forum?

I myself find it to be amusing but sometimes darn insulting towards Thais and their culture and they always seem to take the P@###SS out of each other on a regular basis.
I find that the T Visa forum is full of unhappy members who seem to jump straight in with their opinions and do nothing but insult the Thai Government and in general the Thai People?
these people I am referring to are 99.9% ex pats.

My view is that whoever they are and whatever country they are from the should realize that they should respect the fact that they are not in there own country now and they should be thankful and respect the Thai people more than they do when they reply to a post.

Yes maybe they do not agree with the Thai Government Politicians and their policies, the crime rate, the way they drive and corruption, but Thailand is not the sole country on the planet that has this problem.

The unhappy ex-pats on that forum, should stop and think about things before they post their self opinionated so called expert sarcastic replies and either stop bagging the Thais or simply go back to the country from where they came from.

And wait for it! Yes a lot of my replies to their posts were deleted because I said what had to be said.

I do not mean to offend anyone in any way, but feel that people should try and enjoy their stay in Thailand and respect the fact that it is their country

I must admit that this Forum is completely different than T Visa, more friendly, members are helpful and everyone seems to be happy and no-one bags the Thai People :) :)

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Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 09:53:14 PM »
I look at TV from time to time and agree with what you say.

We don't have to accept everything as it is here and it's healthy to exchange views but there are some very sad people on TV. Perhaps they need excitement.

Another thing I notice about TV is that opinions presented as facts are often incorrect.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 10:33:52 PM »
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 07:03:53 AM »
Is that the forum where some local Korat expat was going around impersonating people by using their nickname and then recommending his services to the community?
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 10:31:55 AM »
In my early days of internet (I got a connection via GPRS in 2005) I thought TV a useful and promising forum, especially the "Isaan Forum" there. It definitely did lay the foundation for our Korat forums. But moderators there feared competition and reacted heavy-handed, banning people mentioning these new local forums, instead of seeing those as an extension and seeking collaboration; they were actually driving some of their committed members there. So a lot of people with high expectations to (geographic) community use of forums left or were banned; almost only those regarding them as playground did remain.

Thaivisa works on what they regard as profit-optimization (profit-maximization actually), and just by that did open opportunities for alternative forums based on geographic communities: mods at TV didn't see the needs of the real community, didn't supply a service to that anymore, changed their forum's social function by their way of interfering or decision not to interfere. Except the first Korat forum venture Koratfarang.com (and its follow-up Korat-farang.com) I have never heard of a forum with a higher banning rate, what just tempts many double and triple registrations for playing or battling, for "flaming wars", thereby getting things off balance.

It's their policy: Take it (our indisputable set of rules and the not less indisputable interpretation and application by our mods) or leave it (our singular forum)! That repressive attitude just challenges peoples' creativity in circumventing that policy for naughty and abusive games, venting or "displaying" more frustration than they'd normally do, actually kind of competing with sarcasm unnecessarily and just for what they consider fun. An actual use for a geographic community was lost that way. Many people committed to an actual geographic community just moved on, took the advice usually given in situations of conflict between members and administrations of forums: "if you don't like our way of handling problems or seeing problems, do run your own forum". :-[

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Offline Al

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 10:26:46 AM »
If one is looking to learn/understand visa type of issues, Thai visa has some of the smartest people I have come across.  I have saved a number of the step by step procedures provided by members.  The best, most concise, thorough info in that area that I have ever seen.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 11:12:13 AM »
No doubt, Al! But the topic is "Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa", so it might be interesting to hear about the communication between members and between members and administration. On many forums you can find some useful and expert information, once you sifted through tons of garbage, sometimes upsetting garbage, going far below the dignity expats should have, garbage that should never have been posted, or at least have gotten moved to a "members only" section, but somehow remained in the open, challenging others to outdo that...
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Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 12:16:04 PM »
I am a member of TV and have been for some time. I only ever use it for information. I may post on there if I am looking for something in Bangkok, IE the best fish and chip shop or something similar. I have always found the members to be friendly and helpful. I do not get involved in the day to day posts as the people who post there seem to be a very sad bunch, indicating they are here against their will. Locked up in some jail somewhere with only the internet to keep them company perhaps. They really need to get out more and get a life.

Having said that, on the now defunct Korat Farang Forum there were a few people of a similar disposition, moaning and complaining all the time. Gladly they don't seem to have migrated here.
 

Offline Al

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 12:06:37 AM »
No doubt, Al! But the topic is "Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa", so it might be interesting to hear about the communication between members and between members and administration. On many forums you can find some useful and expert information, once you sifted through tons of garbage, sometimes upsetting garbage, going far below the dignity expats should have, garbage that should never have been posted, or at least have gotten moved to a "members only" section, but somehow remained in the open, challenging others to outdo that...

Actually I was responding as a member, for what it's worth.
 

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Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 07:35:11 PM »
Yes you are right Falang for Fun, about the now (Defunct) Korat Farang Forum, it seems they also are an unhappy bunch who are reluctant to reply to your posts and when they do, everything you suggest is totally impossible or an idiotic idea, I have also noticed that quite a few of their members have migrated to this forum, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why ;)
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 08:58:55 PM »


I used to belong to the old kf,  then when it closed i joined up here. Then the new or should i say cloned k-f

opened i tried to join with the same nick as i joined here,  application turned down.

But if you join k-f first then with the same nick join here you are welcome. just saying  :cheers

Yes i'm a member of t/v can be helpfull like any other forum, but sifting through the crap posts. :spin
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 10:00:38 PM »

I used to belong to the old kf,  then when it closed i joined up here. Then the new or should i say cloned k-f

opened i tried to join with the same nick as i joined here,  application turned down.


No, thaiga, as you told it before looks even worse:

...the other site.I tried to register there,they give me login details.then i joined this site using the same nick.You can guess the rest.Give william or tp as you know him my regards


But if you join k-f first then with the same nick join here you are welcome. just saying  :cheers


Just on k-f you're then still tolerated only until you dare to post some remarks on here, understood by its admin as critical of k-f. In that case you might be greeted by a message like that next time you try to log in:



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Offline thaiga

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2013, 01:44:49 AM »
Same same but different

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2013, 09:02:48 AM »
thaiga,

Remember what I said about the admin of that forum? Just to reiterate... 

AnalFIE

A popular term for “anal retentive personality,” a personality marked by excessive orderliness, extreme meticulousness, and often suspicion and reserve. According to psychoanalysis, an anal personality is formed in early childhood as a result of fixation during the anal stage of development and efforts to control bowel movements during toilet training.

http://koratfart.com/korat-web-news/no-links-to-that-forum!/msg13994/#msg13994

 

Offline thaiga

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2013, 11:11:23 AM »

Yes b/f i remember it well       HIS WORDS WERE

                                              "WE don't want any links to THAT forum here."   


Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2013, 10:14:52 AM »
I used to belong to the old kf,  then when it closed i joined up here. Then the new or should i say cloned k-f opened


A little info on dates to get a better impression:

  • Old KF forum started on March 18, 2006 as a result of discussion on TV's Isaan Forum about a "Korat Expats Club".

  • This forum got installed with free domain "koratfart.co.cc" on free webhost in February 2009 mainly for testing of the new forum software SMF2, it was changed to "koratfart.com" on June 1,2009 due to actual demand for a unique forum like this. Later it was also moved to a more reliable host. It persisted numerous attacks at its beginning, just strengthening the community spirit.

  • Domain "korat-farang.com" registered on April 22, 2011.


  • Old KF forum closed on Aug. 27, 2011, apparently due to threats of legal action by somebody feeling to get defamed there.

So, K-F has never been a "replacement" for a closed forum; it was opened as a competitor four months before the original closed. :-[

Another forum still operating successfully is "korat-info.com", which had been opened on July 22, 2006 and gained momentum among the German expat community mainly; it is widely accepted as info forum with a high ratio (multiple) of visitors to contributors: little posting, much reading, due to mainly unique and focused quality posts. Almost all forums and subforums, even some threads, did get an own Google Page Rank of 2 or at least 1.
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Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2013, 03:12:12 PM »
Baby Farts - with a handle like that you should know about anal retentiveness (or otherwise) :lol :fart :fart
 

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Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2013, 03:17:28 PM »
Seriously though, I have found Thai Visa Housing Forum very useful whilst building my house.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2013, 09:12:21 PM »
Of course different forums have different styles, different purposes/uses and also different audiences.

Let's have a comparative look at the audiences!


TV is fairly well visited by all ages, there are no clear preferences of one or two age groups. Our local forums are more frequented by young and old people.


If you look at education, the local forums score just opposite of TV and TD.


It becomes even more opposite when you look at the gender of visitors.


Family people with children or singles shows TV and TD fairly balanced, our local forums are more frequented by childless visitors.


If you look at the Browsing Location you find TV fairly balanced again, but not as much object of study as the other forums, which are used by students and teachers (probably Thais) a lot for learning about foreigners and their languages.


Income shows TV and TD fairly balanced again, the lower income groups more accentuated again at our local forums.


Ethnicity shows that our local forums KoratFart and Korat-Info seem to be highly appreciated by Asian (probably Thai) visitors.
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Offline thaiga

Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2013, 12:04:53 PM »
Yes you are right Falang for Fun, about the now (Defunct) Korat Farang Forum, it seems they also are an unhappy bunch who are reluctant to reply to your posts and when they do, everything you suggest is totally impossible or an idiotic idea, I have also noticed that quite a few of their members have migrated to this forum, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why ;)
Yes you are right jonesy, but a couple only joined to make mischief posts like the fat guy on a bike.
hippo good nick for him ;D
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Re: Has anyone experienced being a member on T Visa
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2013, 12:07:36 PM »
I was browsing TV earlier and noticed an odd piece of moderating. Some threads are closed because the topics are not Thailand related but other such topics reman open. I wonder whether different moderators are using different rules or whether some non-Thai topics are regarded as inappropriate.
 

 



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