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More than nine years later... is still there, but a decision should be made anytime soon, how or whether things go on. just closing and deleting it would mean betraying all those great contributors and the farangs of Korat. We did already loose all that great content lots of farangs in Korat put much effort into collecting and posting on the old

So, what to do? :)
Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Future of
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Yesterday at 07:11:52 PM »
Hi Fartie, long time no see! What happened to your impressive avatar? :)

You're right, Forums should be passed on after a while. The problem is: Who wants to carry on without having any benefits? Who wants to be scolded by brainless people, who don't understand the amount of work and thinking it takes to get a forum off the ground and going? Today people rather ask what to get from a community instead of what to give to a community. The balancing between those two is very difficult. One needs ideas and initiatives. As the internet is something still relatively new, there are hardly any to advance already existing projects instead of starting new ones. So many promising projects end up in the dustbin when there should've been be a generation change only.
Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Future of
« Last post by Fartie on Yesterday at 06:14:30 PM »
Glad the board made it so far, a record for Korat! Aren't there any young people to carry on?
Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Future of
« Last post by Level11 on Yesterday at 03:17:25 PM »
Right, JF, that's what we could use: a web board full of classified information, no meaningless chatting, no fighting!


Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Future of
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Yesterday at 11:38:36 AM »
What does this mean the forum is no more? :-( is a web board, it contains information and more information can be added at times. What needs to be done from time to time is sorting this out, so readers can find their way through this abundance of information. Maybe I'll get to do this a little now. What good is a web board, where the info can only partially be found over the search engines or the search function of the board? Not much, because one already needs to know what to look for. A local web board like this here also gives a lot of new information and recommendations; only they gotta be sorted into categories. Readers tend to look up categories and then choose from what articles and discussions are offered. That sorting was rather neglected over the last years. So what needs to be done now is refining the web board, making information easier to find. As time goes by new information will be added. Changing the structure of a web board from a social medium to a source of information is a step forward. We'll work on that.
Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Goodbye from thaiga
« Last post by Level11 on Yesterday at 08:25:47 AM »
In any case, thank you, thaiga, but as you kept giving the answers to yourself already, why should others have responded still? :-[

Sometimes a little less is a lot more! How many will go with you?  :-[

Also my best wishes for your retirement! 


Korat News / Autistic girl drowns in Nakhon Ratchasima
« Last post by Johnnie F. on November 15, 2018, 01:48:45 PM »
A 13-year-old autistic girl drowned in a pond near a rice field in Nakhon Ratchasima's Kaeng Sanam Nang district on Wednesday while her parents were harvesting rice.

Police were alerted at 2.40pm that the girl, Jamjuree Boonchado, was missing.

Police and rescuers searched the area until they found the girl's sandals at the edge of a public pond.

A team of divers from a local foundation was called in to search the pond and found her body about 10 minutes later.

 The body was sent for an autopsy at the Kaeng Sanam Nang Hospital.

Her parents told police that they went to harvest rice at a field near the pond and left the girl alone.

The Nation

Very sad!
Korat News / Bus driver gets four-year jail term over passenger deaths
« Last post by Johnnie F. on November 15, 2018, 01:32:55 PM »

A Thai bus driver, who reportedly drove under drug influence and crashed his company’s chartered double-decker coach at a downhill curve in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Wang Nam Khieo district on March 22 resulting in 18 passenger deaths and 32 injuries, has been sentenced to a four-year-and-one-month jail term and his driver’s licence permanently revoked.

The Nakhon Ratchasima Court read a primary court verdict on Wednesday, to jail the 45-year-old bus driver Krissana Juthacheun – who fled the crash scene, was re-captured on the same day in the northeastern province and tested positive for metamphetamine use.

The court trial found Krissana – who has been in detention at the provincial prison since his arrest – as a repeated drug use offender and for driving under a substance's influence (DUI) in various occasions in Amnat Charoen, Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen since 2002. In 2011, he was forced to undergo a drug rehabilitation program when he broke probation for a drug-use offence and his latest DUI offence on March 22 had led to many deaths and injuries.

The court found Krissana guilty of DUI resulting in dangers to others, reckless driving causing others’ deaths, and failing to aid the accident victims. They gave him a combined eight years and two months in prison before halving that sentence due to the defendant’s confession. The court also permanently revoke his driver's licence. Relatives of the accident victims reportedly were satisfied with the verdict and said they would not appeal.

The fateful bus was chartered for villagers from Muang Kalasin to visit the Chanthaburi beaches and it was on the way back to Kalasin when the horrific crash took place at “Makrudwan Curve”. The families of the deceased and injured victims from this crash were given insurance money and compensation totalling Bt24 million.

Nakhon Ratchasima Highway Office 10 official Jakkrit Boonreungsri said the curve on the Highway 304 (Nakhon Ratchasima-Kabin Buri) where the bus had crashed has seen as many as 30,000 vehicles passing though it (35 per cent of which were cargo trucks) and often had accidents. The authority would divide the lanes with a 1.2-metre-tall road division concrete barrier and reduce the signed speed limit to under 60 kilometres per hour. They would also install other speed control equipment and add more lights as to prevent future accidents

The Nation

Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Goodbye from thaiga
« Last post by Nuko on November 15, 2018, 08:59:06 AM »
Everybody's wish to retire when he feels not needed anymore should be respected. Worse is when people are forced to retire at a certain age though they are still needed.

Thanks, thaiga! Best wishes for your retirement! And of course a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Goodbye from thaiga
« Last post by Roger on November 14, 2018, 09:06:23 PM »
Thaiga, I heard of this news and wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year too . . .

You have been a talented and hard working Leader on KF and I wish you well - whatever your reasons are.

I still remember all your help sometimes but that's that. HC, HNY and TCOY . . .

The message to Members would be - use it or lose it ? Is that right ?


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