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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    There is only 2 reasons why people come and live in Surin
    #1 Because your partner comes from here.
    #2 You have been offered a Job here .
    There is no other reason to come and live here
    I concur. It's pretty much a wasteland. I live near Sangkha. People keep to themselves, there are no restaurants and no bars. Life centers around family.
    My wife has shops in Sangkha, Prasat and Surin so we make the rounds tending to them and going on frequent replenishment trips to Bangkok. I really don't have to time to dwell on my boredom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomyakruu View Post
    Well...now I see why I have not received any response from SF admin since I registered 2 weeks ago. If anyone know other Surin forum where I can post my questions? I'm thinking about moving there, thanks
    Mention my name and all doors will open for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    There is only 2 reasons why people come and live in Surin
    #1 Because your partner comes from here.
    #2 You have been offered a Job here .
    There is no other reason to come and live here
    I concur. It's pretty much a wasteland. I live near Sangkha. People keep to themselves, there are no restaurants and no bars. Life centers around family.
    My wife has shops in Sangkha, Prasat and Surin so we make the rounds tending to them and going on frequent replenishment trips to Bangkok. I really don't have to time to dwell on my boredom.
    Make rounds...??

    Akin to a protecting racket?
    Guess it pays the bills.


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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post

    There is only 2 reasons why people come and live in Surin

    #1 Because your partner comes from here.
    #2 You have been offered a Job here .
    There is no other reason to come and live here

    This could be said regarding many provinces/locales.
    Depending on one's disposition, the isolation from all things Farang can be a godsend - and there are numerous provinces are somewhat vacant of Farang presence [residents/travelers]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomyakruu View Post
    Well...now I see why I have not received any response from SF admin since I registered 2 weeks ago. If anyone know other Surin forum where I can post my questions? I'm thinking about moving there, thanks
    You can post them here and take the advice for whatever it's worth , same as on any forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pomyakruu View Post
    Well...now I see why I have not received any response from SF admin since I registered 2 weeks ago. If anyone know other Surin forum where I can post my questions? I'm thinking about moving there, thanks
    Mention my name and all doors will open for you.
    It's a shame when people that are genuinely going to move to the Surin area and want to join a local forum to try and get some local knowledge off the Expat community ,instead of being welcomed they're rebuffed before they even make a post by its Admin . I was under the impression that the owner started the forum to bring the ex-pat community together...not to shun those wanting help
    I call into SF regularly ( under the radar as I'm banned ) and to be honest gone is the era of the interesting informative posts.Without new members it's become so mundane and boring,especially for those that aren't part of the small clique ... its more like viewing someones personal Facebook page than a forum these days.The shout box is full of personal info that should really be posted by PM. No wonder they don't want all and sundry joining up ( or even viewing the Forum) when you see some of the things they talk about !!. As many have said 'more like a club than a forum' !!
    I'm sure if the SF forum was more open ( not only to new members but to the public as well ) the forum would grow. Google and other search engines spambot would be able to troll the forums pages thus creating more chance of the site getting hits....which would be good for the local businesses that advertise on there too
    But where would they post they views on Soi Kola ( a local red-light area in Surin ) and other things like the best local rub and tug massage places . But then again I've found it's normally the sad old gits that talk about sex the most are the ones that can't get it up anymore
    They could always start a small members only section where they could post their dirty smutty sexist stuff in private.......... Oh..sorry they already have , its called surinfarang.com
    Big Ol' Lucky Ol' Al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Love
    Aren't they having a get-together tomorrow at that new Diner near Robinson's
    I have to be in Surin tomorrow maybe I'll drop in and wish them well from Teak Door!
    How did the meet-up go for you if you attended ?
    Were you able to put a face with their name on-line ?
    Alan ,one of the major benefactors, was in attendance ; though I was not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Love
    Aren't they having a get-together tomorrow at that new Diner near Robinson's
    I have to be in Surin tomorrow maybe I'll drop in and wish them well from Teak Door!
    I bet that Cent is a mod over there, he's the bloke with the restaurant. Seems nice at first but a bit mad in my opinion where forums are concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Love
    Aren't they having a get-together tomorrow at that new Diner near Robinson's
    I have to be in Surin tomorrow maybe I'll drop in and wish them well from Teak Door!
    I bet that Cent is a mod over there, he's the bloke with the restaurant. Seems nice at first but a bit mad in my opinion where forums are concerned.
    I don't think Cent is a Mod but all sponsors are allowed to moderate their own sponsored section ( I believe ) .You wouldn't want anyone complaining that they had to wait 70 minutes for fish and chips or saying 200 baht for a English breakfast is a bit of a rip off ....they only want the post's that praise

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    Ha ha that sounds like Mike right enough, touchy bugger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    Ha ha that sounds like Mike right enough, touchy bugger.
    I didn't say he had...but you wont find hardly any negativities posts when it comes to the Sponsors section
    The SF Mod ( singular ) is very protective when it comes to their forums sponsors........even protecting them from themselves. One Local Bar Owner thought it was OK to post on his section that he could stay open long after he was allowed to as his family had connections with the local BiB. That post didn't stay on there long...for obvious reasons
    Last edited by boloa; 17-01-2016 at 11:42 PM.

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    Well I won't be joining it anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomyakruu View Post
    Hello Memebers,

    my old girl is from Surin area. God knows, I might move some day in that area .
    Do yourself a favour and rent a place to live in for the first few years.

    Gives you opportunity to move on and most importantly check out the old girl and her intentions

    Your Memeber

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    ^^^ I surmise that you earned your "I'm no longer a Hostage" the hard way.

    Good advice for newbies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    It's a shame when people that are genuinely going to move to the Surin area and want to join a local forum to try and get some local knowledge off the Expat community ,instead of being welcomed they're rebuffed before they even make a post by its Admin .
    My sole intention was to learn about an area of Isaan which I had not visited. I am a member of many forums, some of which I have never posted to. My conduct on this forum is pretty good even if I say it myself. I am baffled why the moderators at Surinfarang should have banned me. It is not as though I would have posted there other than to ask for information. Prior to learning about my ban I had read almost every post in an effort to learn. The moderators there should have seen this for themselves.

    Sadly, there is no other forum for that region. I repeat that I have spoken to Alan the Builder by phone and he certainly didn't seem to be an idiot. His forum cannot grow while the present moderators control it.

    Comments made here have helped to paint an image of Surin for me. I like quiet places and I am sorry that they banned me for no reason at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Love
    Aren't they having a get-together tomorrow at that new Diner near Robinson's
    I have to be in Surin tomorrow maybe I'll drop in and wish them well from Teak Door!
    How did the meet-up go for you if you attended ?
    Were you able to put a face with their name on-line ?
    Alan ,one of the major benefactors, was in attendance ; though I was not.
    Oh, sorry you thought I was being serious. Next time I'll be sure to add a smiley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Make rounds...??
    So you think driving to her locations and merchandising her shops is a racket? Go back to your mat and pick the fleas out of your hair Jeff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Love
    Aren't they having a get-together tomorrow at that new Diner near Robinson's
    I have to be in Surin tomorrow maybe I'll drop in and wish them well from Teak Door!
    How did the meet-up go for you if you attended ?
    Were you able to put a face with their name on-line ?
    Alan ,one of the major benefactors, was in attendance ; though I was not.
    Oh, sorry you thought I was being serious. Next time I'll be sure to add a smiley.
    t-i-c or would've done the trick ;-p...but now my i'm beginning to learn your style ;-)

    Take it ez, Hum...it doesn't sound like you're enjoying Isaan all that much from what you've been writing.
    I personally can understand your sentiment particularly the foul taste of being banned by SF.com .
    I was very taken back as I've written prior. Like Major Tom ,"There's nothing much I can do...floating in a tin can..."

    This is still a fine forum for potential intelligent discussions...potentially.
    One can write what they wish with juvenile name-calling, bullying , taunts and ridicule for added spice.

    As well anything you require discussing about Isaan can be discussed in the Northeast Forum topic section (here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee
    particularly the foul taste of being banned by SF.com
    Hardly the way I'd describe it. Amused is more accurate.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee
    This is still a fine forum for potential intelligent discussions...potentially.
    Are you talking about 'this forum' or the other forum, Coffee? If you're talking about SF I think 'potential is definitely the operative word.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee
    One can write what they wish with juvenile name-calling, bullying , taunts and ridicule for added spice.
    Certainly you can't be implying that that was my style over there are you?

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    [QUOTE=PeeCoffee;3188943]
    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post

    This is still a fine forum for potential intelligent discussions...potentially.
    One can write what they wish with juvenile name-calling, bullying , taunts and ridicule for added spice.

    As well anything you require discussing about Isaan can be discussed in the Northeast Forum topic section (here).
    Clearly in the context I am writing about Teak Door - this forum, Hum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee
    This is still a fine forum for potential intelligent discussions...potentially.
    One can write what they wish with juvenile name-calling, bullying , taunts and ridicule for added spice.
    I guess that's what you call a left-handed compliment. But I agree and no one's arguing that TD is not a good place for intelligent discussion.

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    No, that is what YOU call a left-handed compliment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee View Post
    No, that is what YOU call a left-handed compliment.
    Now I'm beginning to learn your style. I won't make a similar mistake again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee View Post
    No, that is what YOU call a left-handed compliment.

    I believe back-handed compliment would be the proper term...


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