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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
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    Well.....the basic purpose of regional/provincial forums such as SF is not expand or encourage community, such as it is, but instead an exclusive boys club.

    Nothing short of a ruse guised itself as something else.
    I disagree. I believe the forum was set up by Alan the Builder as a means of advertising his own business. When others joined the site it effectively became a local directory and would have been beneficial for all of them. This is a pefectly sensible idea and it is likely that there was a genuine hope that the forum would grow.

    It could be that a short-sighted moderator has worked against the original intention and has treated the forum as his own private club. Please accept that I made no posts on the Surinfarang forum. The moderator was just too stupid to allow me to give him a reason for banning me.
    No, I don't buy that, Can.....
    From the start SF was a selective club. Especially, when Danny was running the place [into the ground]. I was around from the beginning, and it never did change it's ways - this illusion of a open community forum. Repressed and paranoid as it always has been. They're cvnts......the whole lot. Admin/mods/sponsors...

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    Dear oh dear, what have i said all along. Alan would be well advised to have a condor moment about all this i think.

    That so called moderator is banning and therefore alienating your potential clients Alan, open your eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukey1979 View Post
    Dear oh dear, what have i said all along. Alan would be well advised to have a condor moment about all this i think.

    That so called moderator is banning and therefore alienating your potential clients Alan, open your eyes.
    Never mind....ATB doesn't get. Never has.
    You've been around there long enough to recognize this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    No, I don't buy that, Can..... From the start SF was a selective club. Especially, when Danny was running the place [into the ground]. I was around from the beginning, and it never did change it's ways - this illusion of a open community forum. Repressed and paranoid as it always has been. They're cvnts......the whole lot. Admin/mods/sponsors...
    OK, you have greater knowledge of it than I do. The question is " why ?". Alan the Builder would have incurred costs in making the forum and it's difficult to see how a businessman would have bothered with it if he didn't think it would grow into something worthwhile.

    It's a shame really because there could be real interest in a genuine forum which covered that part of Isaan. As I have already said, I read virtually everything that was on the forum prior to being banned. The rate of posting is low so I am unlikely to miss out much in the near future.

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    Can your asking the wrong person the questions ask Boloa or luke Jeff just thinks he knows everything about everyone.

    Jeff hates the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    Can your asking the wrong person the questions ask Boloa or luke Jeff just thinks he knows everything about everyone.

    Jeff hates the world.

    Is there any chance that you could repeat this in English, please ?

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    never mind just get ripped off when you find your house.

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    My advice is to stop trying to figure why ATB lets that character run amok with his advertising platform. It will send you doolalley. Steven Hawkins has an easier time figuring out his equations.
    Its like that Leonardo Dicaprio movie Inception, nobody knows why, or what the fuck is going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    never mind just get ripped off when you find your house.

    Goodbye Horatio.

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    Goodbye to your Money, your obviously like getting ripped off, No wonder you got banned.

    Alan no doubt thought here we go.

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    At least someone knows the truth and is prepared to speak out and not believe the lies Dave likes to spread on the shout box

    Quote Originally Posted by CO-CO ( from the shout box )
    Thank you Kev the samwitch man for the biggest larff of the week. Boloa must be wetting himself being put in the frame for that one
    I remember the good old days on SF when it was fun to post on there ,the banter between the members was great and it was an open community forum . Shame it's turned into what is is today...and we all know how's to blame for that
    Big Ol' Lucky Ol' Al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    I remember the good old days on SF when it was fun to post on there ,the banter between the members was great and it was an open community forum . Shame it's turned into what is is today...and we all know how's to blame for that
    Who is to blame ? I spoke to Alan and he didn't strike me as being a nutcase. So, who is it, please ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    I remember the good old days on SF when it was fun to post on there ,the banter between the members was great and it was an open community forum . Shame it's turned into what is is today...and we all know how's to blame for that
    Who is to blame ? I spoke to Alan and he didn't strike me as being a nutcase. So, who is it, please ?
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    David John the Prick??


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    Ah well, that is it for me on this thread. It is possible that Alan the Builder will read this and wonder who I am. I am a guy who spoke to him about two years ago, possibly a little more, and asked him if he was prepared to work outside Surin, in particular at a place called Kranuan in Khon Kaen province. This might just "ring a bell" with him.

    I had heard horror stories relating to Thai builders so I spoke to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Ah well, that is it for me on this thread. It is possible that Alan the Builder will read this and wonder who I am. I am a guy who spoke to him about two years ago, possibly a little more, and asked him if he was prepared to work outside Surin, in particular at a place called Kranuan in Khon Kaen province. This might just "ring a bell" with him.

    I had heard horror stories relating to Thai builders so I spoke to him.

    Wait 'til you receive his cost estimates.
    Quite overpriced for any value - because he's Farang.
    His reputation is not all positive.


    Nothing degrading nor wrong with seeking Thai contractors/builders......just have be extremely prudent in your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    I remember the good old days on SF when it was fun to post on there ,the banter between the members was great and it was an open community forum . Shame it's turned into what is is today...and we all know how's to blame for that
    Who is to blame ? I spoke to Alan and he didn't strike me as being a nutcase. So, who is it, please ?
    Alan's Ok and has very little to do with the day to day running of the forum IMO . He's just a local Western Builder that does a good job and charges about the same as other companies of his type .There are some that slag him off after they have had quotes and then found a cheaper local Thai Builder but those are normally guys that can speak a bit of Thai or understand how houses are built in this area.Just look at the the Construction thread on this forum,most are built by just using good local labour..."you pay your money you take your choice"...as they say

    As for the forum...overzealous moderation by there Moderator ,his obsession with being in control and his Paranoia that a new member might be one of the many people that dislike him in this area has caused the forum to become stunted when it comes to new members.
    You just happened to sign-up when their Mod was feeling threated by what was being said about him on here and your banning was a knee-jerk reaction. I'm sure if you really wanted to sign up to SF then a word it Alan's ear would get you reinstated....if that was your wish !
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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    I'm sure I you really wanted to sign up to SF then a word it Alan's ear would get you reinstated....if that was your wish !
    I suspect that you may well be correct but I think I'll give that forum a miss now. It was of help to me. I hadn't realised that Surin had nightlife and had previously imagined that it very quiet and more like a typical Thai town rather than a city. I think my false impression of the place was due to the fact that Surrin is not a place that is prominent in the news.

    There was a sad story of two sisters who went missing a few weeks ago and who were subsequently found drowned in a car which had careered ino a pond but little else. Seems the place could do with a vibrant forum.

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    Can stay in the valleys your safe there.

    Your maybe not ready for Thailand.

    you'll get taken.

    I'm not taking the piss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    Can stay in the valleys your safe there.

    Your maybe not ready for Thailand.

    you'll get taken.


    I'm not taking the piss.
    Pissing myself

    Somebody fetch liam Neesan



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    [QUOTE=can123;3180113]
    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    Seems the place could do with a vibrant forum.
    Not really mate. other forums have been raised, and they never really materialise to fuck all. Just look at SF for example, don't be fooled by the 1300 members bollocks, there are roughly 10-15 regular posters on there and i would estimate between 60-80 % of them live in different provinces. Even the lone moderator lives in Sisaket!
    Meet folks around Surin City, In the outlying areas or neighbouring provinces and i will guarantee you that the clear majority of the people you meet, and Im talking nearly everybody, will either
    A) Have zero interest in the mere mention of local internet forums.

    Or.

    B) Know full well about Surin Farang, give you that wry smile and tell you they don't wanna know, and have zero interest in all the bitchiness that goes on with it.

    No bullshit there mate, Ive had those very responses for the past 9 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    The really funny thing is that about half of SF's regular posters use their wife/partner as a front for their businesses or are teachers working with fake/brought TEFL Certs and without the proper teaching degree to work in Thailand ....."Just the men Immigration are after, without a shadow of a doubt!"
    "About half of SF's regular posters..."
    You might be talking some shyte now.

    Certainly you couldn't have been speaking about Humbert, Lukey or I.

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    [QUOTE=Lukey1979;3180124]
    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    Seems the place could do with a vibrant forum.
    Not really mate. other forums have been raised, and they never really materialise to fuck all. Just look at SF for example, don't be fooled by the 1300 members bollocks, there are roughly 10-15 regular posters on there and i would estimate between 60-80 % of them live in different provinces. Even the lone moderator lives in Sisaket!
    Meet folks around Surin City, In the outlying areas or neighbouring provinces and i will guarantee you that the clear majority of the people you meet, and Im talking nearly everybody, will either
    A) Have zero interest in the mere mention of local internet forums.

    Or.

    B) Know full well about Surin Farang, give you that wry smile and tell you they don't wanna know, and have zero interest in all the bitchiness that goes on with it.

    No bullshit there mate, Ive had those very responses for the past 9 years.
    I will paint this with a broad brush and there are many cases where I would / I am incorrect. So please allow me some poetic license.
    Sadly IMO most members would never divulge an opinion in a post if they ever had an opinion that they could muster.
    Most members are over 60 which caused younger members to rightfully feel outside the box. Most members over 60 do not want to face any change to their status quo or questioning themselves about exactly why they're living in LOS with a former bargirl and the family.
    Of course, everyone wants Thai-land to be more like their former Blighty where they were once so very happy, blah-blah-blah.

    Lukey, you for one well know there were many robust discussions.
    Sadly they're no longer based on knowledge. Why ?

    Banning the Pieman , Humbert and yourself would put a face on the problem.

    I'm at that "Oh well" point as I've read 'the rules' that one cannot question the actions of a Mod...basically same rules apply at Immigration, funny that.

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    I agree with everything you say there Coffee (for once haha).

    There were a few times where a few of us got deep into the mix with Middle east issues etc, massive threads on the stuff, and yes it got a bit hot under the collar now and then but we're all grown arse men at the end of the day and ultimately there was no harm done, but those threads always finished up with a few members grumbling about it all and then you start thinking that maybe a post or two about Cheese sandwiches might be a more acceptable discussion.
    For the last few months prior to my Ban i had no real inspiration to get in any ''Robust discussion'' on SF, its just not the place for it right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee
    Lukey, you for one well know there were many robust discussions.
    Maybe before my time. Most of the attempts at discussing 'issues' only drew in a few regulars - Coffee and a couple of others. Some people like Cent could be counted on for making some strong arguments but none of the discussions I read came up to the level we have here on TD. I sensed that a lot of the members had limited English writing abilities and/or were past the point of caring about much except when the next beer Leo was coming.
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    Hum , big difference between a provincial forum with 1,000 members and TD with 25,000.
    (Only 1% really get involved, so it would seem.)
    Happy new year ! Take it easy.

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