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Offline Baby Farts

No links to THAT forum!
« on: June 16, 2012, 07:03:03 PM »
derekFIE, I mean, AdminFIE, er...sorry typhoonFIE, Dam.n.. I meant to say Alfie, using his AdminFIE account made a funny comment today.  "WE don't want any links to THAT forum here."

Who are the "We" he's referring to?  ;D  Let me guess. Are they all the same person?  ;D

derekFIE
AdminFIE
typhoonFIE
AlFIE

Any others?

Wait, I know. 

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.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 07:21:21 PM »

 
  Now that is funny :lol :lol :lol

  He makes himself look a right pini with his posts
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Offline Taser

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Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 08:12:27 PM »
The FAT guy trying to promote cycling in Korat amuses me.
 

sicho

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Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 08:29:31 PM »
I've read the posts about that. Seems a  bit odd to me.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 09:06:38 PM »


  SAF they think you are stan :lol  hes a lot older than you :wai
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Lebowski

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Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 09:13:44 PM »
Funny thread folks!

Maybe there will be a new member soon called 'TiaraFIE".

Maybe he could invite Elton to join in.  ;D   
 

Offline thaiga

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2012, 09:54:05 PM »
 
  YEA that would be gay.We could have what r u listening to now elton


 
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2012, 09:17:50 AM »
The FAT guy trying to promote cycling in Korat amuses me.

The fat guy?  LOL.  If his user name and avatar are anything to go by, then cycling doesn't seem to be helping his condition.
 

sicho

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Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012, 09:58:47 AM »

  SAF they think you are stan :lol  hes a lot older than you :wai

You know him? I'd like to buy him a beer! I just looked that up but there are no posts from Stan!
 

Offline dawn

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2012, 10:57:56 AM »
Hi guys,being a member of more than one forum i have to be carefull what i post on here,but i have to say ive met the guy in question,not only is he a creep he also boasts about how easy it is to manipulate people,his actual words (nerds of followers) dont quite no what that means,follow like sheep i took it.
U/S still waiting to see your dongle set up or are you in this game as well. :evilgrin  FROM DAWN bye guys
                                           
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2012, 11:06:24 AM »
You know him? I'd like to buy him a beer! I just looked that up but there are no posts from Stan!

There is a quote of a post by him:

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Quote from: stan on June 16, 2012, 05:13:59 PM
Mr. Hippo, I'm interested in your project because I did something similar a few years ago. I bought and lent bikes to some village kids. They all were wrecked or disappeared within a few weeks and the kids had no interest in lessons. What's the answer?

When you click the link of the quote you get to the index page of the forum. My conclusion: his post(s) have been removed already.  Guess he spoke the truth to openly! :-[

According to the time of his post he had posted right after Alfie. ;)
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sicho

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Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2012, 11:16:35 AM »
I don't see anything wrong with that post. Odd isn't it that some people are allowed to attack other members but others are penalised for next to nothing.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2012, 11:21:54 AM »

U/S still waiting to see your dongle set up or are you in this game as well. :evilgrin  FROM DAWN bye guys
                                           

Sorry to tell you, dawn, but Uncle Somchai hasn't logged into this forum since 12 days already. In his last post he had titled "Some Coco before bed" he wrote: "I just fancied some Coco before bed." That was last we heard of him. Whatever that is, I do suspect he could have taken a little too much of that stuff or used it too hard and might still be incapacitated.
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sicho

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Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2012, 12:38:26 PM »
It seems that he may have done a Thaiphoon at the suggestion of a meeting and evaporated.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2012, 12:53:05 PM »
I understood he was going to do it with a coconut, in reality or at least in his fantasy. The pecker might still be hurting.
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Offline thaiga

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2012, 01:10:29 PM »


  He did say he was going to pattaya.How many hours flight would that be from his departure to destination.

 
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sicho

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Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2012, 08:50:34 PM »
Hi guys,being a member of more than one forum i have to be carefull what i post on here,but i have to say ive met the guy in question,not only is he a creep he also boasts about how easy it is to manipulate people,his actual words (nerds of followers) dont quite no what that means,follow like sheep i took it.
U/S still waiting to see your dongle set up or are you in this game as well. :evilgrin  FROM DAWN bye guys
                                           

Which guy is that Dawn?
 

Offline thaiga

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2012, 09:12:08 PM »


  She posted but seems to be deleted.    Her actual words were    you know him as alfie

  Maybe she thought twice about it.  As she states being a member of another forum.

  who s next for the chop "honest anton".  Surely the members want answers to what they are

  contributing to.
 
   
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2012, 09:21:23 PM »
You know, I still wonder which forum he could have been talking about, to which forum he doesn't allow links to get posted? He assured me not so long ago, maybe 3 months ago, there were only one forum that isn't allowed to be mentioned and links to that aren't allowed to be posted. It wasn't this here! Anyway, not allowing links to here wouldn't keep people from looking up this forum as well.

Actually when you look up the Audience Demographics of both forums you won't find very much difference, suggesting that to a large extent they're the same people looking up both forums, maybe just a couple more looking up this here only. And, oh well, this forum's audience does appear less polarized, more balanced.

So I keep wondering what that was about. Retaliation? For what? For justified open criticism, or even for letting him post links to his on this forum here? I'm definitely sure that nobody associated with this forum was behind this what I think must haven been a DDoS attack on his forum. Or could it have been anger about undercover troll attacks not having succeeded?  ;)

Some offers for koratfarang.com but none accepted. Question is, why buy it? Just start a new one! Like this,,,, http://korat-farang.com/   ;D
More choice for the expat community.

Hope you don't mind the link, JohnnieF.



Well, how do you repay courtesy and kind assistance at your starting point? :o
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Lebowski

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Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2012, 09:51:48 PM »
Hi guys,being a member of more than one forum i have to be carefull what i post on here....

That's a bit strange really Dawn. What? Do have some misguided loyalty to a community of people that you probably have met very few of them and you perceive that they will berate you for talking on another forum regarding whatever subject you want to and what you think on whatever subject?

To quote Monty Python in "The Life of Brian" when the masses are assembled outside his window....."You are all individuals"........ and the reply is "Yes, we are all individuals."  ::)   

Are you in need of approval from such a community, and be policed by them, as you obviously identify with them to give you a 'handle on things' here to make it comfortable because you've found some 'community' (and I use that in it's loosest possible form if there is indeed still such a thing nowadays), and it all comes from fitting in with said entity?  :uhm  ::)

You'll be disappointed, as in reality many are a bunch of total 'waste of time types' rather like you describe below. It's much better to just be strong and to say your peace and to hell with them all on any forum as you don't need approval from anyone.......you either get banded, ridiculed or end up getting some respect from others that also know what they are talking about. 

......but i have to say ive met the guy in question,not only is he a creep he also boasts about how easy it is to manipulate people,his actual words (nerds of followers) dont quite no what that means,follow like sheep i took it.
U/S still waiting to see your dongle set up or are you in this game as well. :evilgrin  FROM DAWN bye guys                                 

That's it, say your peace, but never be careful of what to say because some bully on a forum elsewhere might make you feel like you are unable to speak your mind or say what thou wilt.

Give everyone both barrels if they deserve it, I say, and come whatever there will.

There are a lot of threats from bullies on the net but most (if not all) of the time it's all 'hot air'.

 :stab 

 

Offline thaiga

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2012, 10:53:42 PM »
  Life of brian  :lol   nice 1 leb

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2012, 12:00:44 PM »
These Audience Demographics are fascinating!

Take K-F and the boy's site: though the admins appear as harshest enemies their audiences seem polarized in very much the same way, suggesting that to a very large extent they're the same people looking up both sites. What does stick out though is the relatively high part of graduate school educated visiting K-F. Does the language and grammar used in the posts reflect such high education standards? No, cannot say that! Now why do graduate school educated people, people educated as scientists etc., do look up that forum so much? All I can think of is, they watch it like lab-rats are watched in an experiment. :-[

Another option is surveillance by government agencies for illegal activities.
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Offline takeitor

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2012, 04:51:40 PM »
At the risk of appearing naive...where does the forum stats obtain some of this data from?  I've checked through my profile and some of the info is there, but no mention of education or where I log in from.  I guess some of this info can be inferred from the log-in IP, and some from information linked to the emails address...but level of education and number of children?

Maybe the forum has some advanced algorithm to generate this info from the number of  :evilgrin:stab?  or :fart you use.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2012, 05:17:45 PM »
This info does not come from the forum stats, but is measured by Alexa.com (Amazon.com) from the feedback given to its servers by the people running the Alexa toolbar in their browsers. When you install the Alexa toolbar into your browser you're asked those questions. Upon feedback by your browser that you opened a site, the Alexa server does connect the data you submitted at installation of the toolbar to the count of visits, pages, duration, location, clickstream etc. Interested webmasters can use those data then for analysis of their own or competitor's websites. Of course these data are confined to the users of the Alexa toolbar and Google search, which are coordinated. They are not 100% representative. But the higher the Alexa Rank the more likely representative are these data. The correctness also depends upon how correct the info given to Alexa.com is.

What does stick out though is the relatively high part of graduate school educated visiting K-F. Does the language and grammar used in the posts reflect such high education standards? No, cannot say that! Now why do graduate school educated people, people educated as scientists etc., do look up that forum so much? All I can think of is, they watch it like lab-rats are watched in an experiment. :-[

Using the above as example, it might also be possible, if not likely, that a good share of regular and exclusive users of K-F did just write on the questionnaire at installation of the Alexa toolbar they were graduate school educated. :evilgrin

How representative the data of K-F are? Well, I would say within their user base very representative, since it appeared extremely likely to me that most of them installed the Alexa toolbar at about the same time, like at Admin's request, and not unlikely to influence the statistics recorded by Alexa. A jump of 2,350% in the number of pageviews all of a sudden last December of a forum online for a year already and half a year after the closure of the original Koratfarang makes it obvious!  ;)
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Offline takeitor

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2012, 06:46:02 PM »
Thanks for that JF - all new knowledge is much appreciated!

How representative the data of K-F are? Well, I would say within their user base very representative, since it appeared extremely likely to me that most of them installed the Alexa toolbar at about the same time, like at Admin's request, and not unlikely to influence the statistics recorded by Alexa. A jump of 2,350% in the number of pageviews all of a sudden last December of a forum online for a year already and half a year after the closure of the original Koratfarang makes it obvious!  ;)

Does this mean that, if a similar request were to be made by the admin of this forum it would cause a similar boost to the Alexa ratings...maybe not 2,350%, but substantial nonetheless?
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2012, 07:41:41 PM »
Thanks for that JF - all new knowledge is much appreciated!

Does this mean that, if a similar request were to be made by the admin of this forum it would cause a similar boost to the Alexa ratings...maybe not 2,350%, but substantial nonetheless?


Regular visitors of this forum would most likely cause an increase in the Alexa stats of this forum, if they installed the toolbar now. But since the stats are relative to each other they would also increase those of the other sites they visit as well, thereby changing the whole ranking. When the K-F stats went up like wild due to lots of new toolbars on PCs of farangs in Korat, our stats went up some as well; I assume those new Alexa participants do also visit this forum from time to time. Both forums went up in ranking.

So, if you want to help this forum's ranking go up even further, install the Alexa toolbar from there and...pleeease...stop looking up competing sites, because your visits there will improve their ranking then and thereby decrease ours again in relation. :evilgrin

Anybody still not understanding why admin Alfie likes to post links from this forum to his but doesn't allow reciprocal links?
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2012, 11:07:13 AM »
Another very interesting feature in those stats is called "Ethnicity", where you can see how many of your site's visitors are Asians, Caucasians etc. Of course our expat sites in Korat are mainly visited by Caucasians. But it is extremely interesting to see the monitoring by Asians (Thais mainly I assume). In short as shares of the total visitors

Koratforum.com - quite lot (!!!)

Grumpyexpat.com - some

Korat-Info.com - some

Korat-farang.com - few

Koratfart.com - just few

Isaan.com - hardly any (in spite of posts in thai on the site!)

Koratforum.com, the site where one can monitor all the forums easily plus a lot of interesting blogs about Isaan, is the site with the by far biggest share of Asian visitors. Looks like they're not really interested in what we write, just want to monitor in case something interesting pops up.








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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2012, 08:54:57 PM »
An interesting analysis is also this one: Search Analytics for korat forum, which gives the Sites Receiving the Most Traffic from this Query. Share of Voice gives The percentage of all searches for “korat forum” that lead to a given site. Engagement is An indication of how much time a typical user is likely to spend on a site, after reaching the site through a search for “korat forum”. This measure is calculated relative to the average time that users spend on a site after searching for korat forum. Higher values indicate higher engagement.

The figures are no surprise, even the relatively high percentage of people clicking the link to the old KF. As I understand, these figures go over a long time range like a year or more.

Though it could mean there are still a lot of folks out there, hoping it to be reopened, and the low engagement figure of 0.53x shows that they do realize after a while that it's closed. But I think even before it closed the engagement wasn't very high. Now it's moving slowly but steadily down that list.

Number 5, K-F is new on that list, it pushed Isaan.com off. Still it hits the eye, that an engagement could not be measured at all, maybe due to little traffic, maybe for the reason of those visits turning mostly into bounces. Bounces are site visits, that consist of a single pageview, like one saying to himself "I've seen enough by viewing the index page!" 35.1% bounces of all unique visits isn't extremely high for a forum, but compared to the 6.9% this site has quite a high number.

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: No links to THAT forum!
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2012, 09:14:22 PM »
Some people do know there are many forums in Korat, so they search for the plural "Korat forums". Funny, that almost all of those using the English "plural "forums" don't get engaged any further, when they see the German board language of Korat-Info. ;D
Which can be changed to English BTW, when you're registered and logged-in.
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