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How come you joined "The Local"?

Curiosity phase 2

Gamla Hälsingebock
post 8.Sep.2012, 01:06 AM
Post #31
Joined: 21.Dec.2006

I too wanted to find the first joiner and spent a lot of time on it...then I forgot who it was...but the database here is hard to negotiate...what I found was the first joiner never posted as did a lot of others...but hey 2005 was the beginning of posters...if I can say that...then the fun started!...Or not! laugh.gif

P/S: Hey, LOCAL update that database!

This guy got my vote!

Mzungu

Joined: 30.Aug.2004
Posts: 15,047

And then...who wants to know those who only read the news and did not post!
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dgd
post 8.Sep.2012, 01:56 PM
Post #32
Joined: 16.Mar.2012

Like many others I joined for the usual reasons - starting up a new life in Sweden, finding out about work, tax, and benefits etc. Most forum replies are very helpful, but there is an prissy undercurrent of responses (seeming from fellow English) which just enrage and annoy. Personally, I feel that most people on here to ask reasonable questions (and get helpful answers), but like any other such forums there are many who will seek to inflict their views and opinions on others. Individuals should be able to reflect honestly on the good and bad things about living in Sweden without being patronised or lectured.
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Rod Munch
post 8.Sep.2012, 07:30 PM
Post #33
Joined: 12.Jan.2012

QUOTE (Jamtjim @ 7.Sep.2012, 10:40 AM) *
No no Rob. You are frequently called "racist" because you are racist and persist in making racist comments. Predictably for this forum as a racist espousing racist s ... (show full quote)

You said the word, "racist" about as many times as has come to be expected of you. Don't actually address the issue, just call the person a "racist" and tuck tail. In case you didn't notice, an old woman was being robbed of money for months by this guy! Wake the f up.
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Jamtjim
post 8.Sep.2012, 11:02 PM
Post #34
Joined: 11.Sep.2006

The guy robbing a woman of her money for months is an arsehole regardless of his ethnicity. Only you brought the irrelevant issue of his race into the discussion.

Wake the, as you put it, f up.
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Rick Methven
post 10.Sep.2012, 09:24 AM
Post #35
Location: Linköping
Joined: 30.Nov.2005

QUOTE (Rod Munch @ 8.Sep.2012, 08:30 PM) *
You said the word, "racist" about as many times as has come to be expected of you. Don't actually address the issue, just call the person a "racist" an ... (show full quote)

By emphasising his nationality, you seem to be claiming that the guy was a thief because he is Palestinian and if he was White Anglo Saxon he would not of stolen the money. therefore all Palestinians are thieves and all White Anglo Saxons are pure as the driven snow laugh.gif
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Fishtank
post 10.Sep.2012, 11:01 AM
Post #36
Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 25.May.2007

Was reading TL in student days since 2004 but joined it finally after sorting out masters degree, job and roof over head. TLers have always been helpful folks and got great insights on many things.

Also met few very intresting and nice people here and have met them in person too.

Now where is the Team Goteborg... ??? Any meetup plans???
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John.Smith
post 10.Sep.2012, 12:18 PM
Post #37
Location: Sweden
Joined: 12.Sep.2011

I joined because I am Palestinian.
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Abe L
post 10.Sep.2012, 12:54 PM
Post #38
Joined: 20.Jul.2011

Simple, every relevant google search for sorting out matters in Sweden gets you to end up here. Mostly because information in English from official Swedish sources is either non-existant, incomprehensible, or seems so far away from reality that you want a confirmation.
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Fishtank
post 10.Sep.2012, 12:59 PM
Post #39
Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 25.May.2007

QUOTE (John.Smith @ 10.Sep.2012, 01:18 PM) *
I joined because I am Palestinian.

Now John that is not a qualifying criteria to join TL. You must nick some stuff from someone before you get a wild card entry over here.

Please see to it that you match the criteria. Thank you for your consideration.
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entry
post 10.Sep.2012, 01:08 PM
Post #40
Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 1.Jul.2007

QUOTE (Fishtank @ 10.Sep.2012, 12:01 PM) *
Was reading TL in student days since 2004 but joined it finally after sorting out masters degree, job and roof over head. TLers have always been helpful folks and got great in ... (show full quote)

Hey, I was in town yesterday... -Paul smile.gif
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John.Smith
post 10.Sep.2012, 01:27 PM
Post #41
Location: Sweden
Joined: 12.Sep.2011

QUOTE (Fishtank @ 10.Sep.2012, 01:59 PM) *
Now John that is not a qualifying criteria to join TL. You must nick some stuff from someone before you get a wild card entry over here. Please see to it that you match the cr ... (show full quote)


Racist!

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Fishtank
post 10.Sep.2012, 02:12 PM
Post #42
Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 25.May.2007

QUOTE (entry @ 10.Sep.2012, 02:08 PM) *
Hey, I was in town yesterday... -Paul smile.gif


Oops.. I was out of town... May be we should plan something sometime soon before snow hits lovely Da Borg...

Anyway how are you all doing up there in Partille??

Have you been travelling during summer or??


Racist ... me... ???
Anyway, John get busy to qualify please, Thank you. See I am polite and nice guy... smile.gif Lycka till... !!!
*Shakes head in disbelief ... hehehheheeee
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entry
post 10.Sep.2012, 04:54 PM
Post #43
Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 1.Jul.2007

QUOTE (Fishtank @ 10.Sep.2012, 03:12 PM) *
Oops.. I was out of town... May be we should plan something sometime soon before snow hits lovely Da Borg... Anyway how are you all doing up there in Partille?? Have you been ... (show full quote)


We have been home this summer, no travel. Maria has a reunion this coming weekend so I(we) will give you a call on the phone or get you on IM sometime next week. Looking forward to seeing you again. -Paul
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djmarko
post 11.Sep.2012, 07:43 AM
Post #44
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 18.Jan.2007

I guess i joined in 2007 to share information about living in sweden, getting advice, get other perspective, started out well but occasionally this forum gets hijacked by lowlifes, people with low self esteem keen to demonstrate some false importance, also extremist, just thought it was a place where we can all share ideas considering most of us here are not Swedish!!
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byke
post 11.Sep.2012, 07:53 AM
Post #45
Location: Europe
Joined: 28.Oct.2008

QUOTE (djmarko @ 11.Sep.2012, 08:43 AM) *
just thought it was a place where we can all share ideas considering most of us here are not Swedish!!

Just for the record, I think you may find that some of the most prolific posters on here at the moment are actually 100% Swedish.
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