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Well done TL

Your site doesn´t work

intrepidfox
post 4.Dec.2017, 05:29 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

Apart from charging people for crap news your spam button does not work.

Welcome back false passport and pill peddlers.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 4.Dec.2017, 05:47 PM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Yes it does!!!

It says "fatal Error"... laugh.gif rolleyes.gif
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Case officer
post 4.Dec.2017, 05:48 PM
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Joined: 25.Jul.2012

Just pay SEK 500 and try again tongue.gif
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intrepidfox
post 4.Dec.2017, 06:06 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 4.Dec.2017, 05:47 PM) *
Yes it does!!!. It says "fatal Error"...


Exactly, fatal for this group angry.gif

QUOTE (Case officer @ 4.Dec.2017, 05:48 PM) *
Just pay SEK 500 and try again


Wouldn´t surprise me if they charged us to do their job ohmy.gif
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Savage
post 4.Dec.2017, 10:08 PM
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Joined: 11.Mar.2016

Given the current situation at The Local.
I would strongly suggest that the few "local" users left on here, look for an alternative board to post on, and to pass the details on here as quickly as possible if you wish to stay in contact.

This way you will have greater control over the posts and content.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 4.Dec.2017, 10:36 PM
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Do you think that "the sky is falling" too???
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Savage
post 5.Dec.2017, 12:15 AM
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Joined: 11.Mar.2016

That would be a question, better answered by editor bob.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 5.Dec.2017, 12:18 AM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Why are you advocating mass movement to another venue???

Aren't you happy here???
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wondering_again
post 5.Dec.2017, 01:02 AM
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Joined: 12.Feb.2014

The local has been a wonderful site with a lot of information over the past 7 years and with the forum being helpful to a lot of people.

However, it is tough to make ends meet now and especially if you want people to pay for quality journalism. I mean if the big sites in US and UK struggle you can imagine how much harder it is for a company such as thelocal.

Still I will miss this place once it does get shutdown. If there is one person I miss the most it is puffin who helped a lot with advice in early 2009 and thereabouts. Hope puffin is doing well wherever she is.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 5.Dec.2017, 01:33 AM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Amen on Puffin, she was the crown jewel of TheLocal...

But why are people giving up on the site???

I don't understand the idea that TheLocal is finished just because they want to charge for the service they provide...just like others do...

Since when does that mean the end for any enterprise???
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Savage
post 5.Dec.2017, 11:29 AM
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QUOTE (wondering_again @ 5.Dec.2017, 02:02 AM) *
The local has been a wonderful site with a lot of information over the past 7 years and with the forum being helpful to a lot of people. However, it is tough to make ends meet ... (show full quote)



QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 5.Dec.2017, 02:33 AM) *
Amen on Puffin, she was the crown jewel of TheLocal...But why are people giving up on the site???I don't understand the idea that TheLocal is finished just because they wa ... (show full quote)


Puffin left in 2013 (Almost 5 years ago)
As did many other high profile users.

"wondering_again" - What was your previous user name?

Gamla Hälsingebock, the forum is on the brink.
You can either find other places to convene and continue, or loose contact all-together.
Your choice.

Merry Christmas smile.gif
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intrepidfox
post 5.Dec.2017, 08:06 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

False document spams now. I sent a message via their Facebook side giving them details. No reply. Maybe James Savage has met Flaneur and they are buggering.

RIP TL
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Cheeseroller
post 6.Dec.2017, 12:52 AM
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Location: Germany
Joined: 10.Apr.2007

@Savage - as Puffin left in 2013, how do you know that as you joined in 2016? Same question to wondering_again - joined in 2014.
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Cheeseroller
post 6.Dec.2017, 01:12 AM
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Location: Germany
Joined: 10.Apr.2007

I understand the Local putting up a paywall, but this won't work for the most of the crap that is currently published. Readers can be surprisingly mean even if it's 1€ a month, if the content is not interesting or obviously biased.

I subscribe to FT, NYT and WashPost - and each of these delivers the occasional article that is really insightful. I am not so interested in politics and copy and paste from Reuters etc. Or the FT especially has commenters who at times really deliver.

The subscription model is a tough one, because we have all done this and not used the service only to remember a year later we wasted money. Like gym contracts.

I do think there is a space for the Local, but as a service for English speaking expats. Too many stories are trivial - there needs to be an edgier journalism. And we need to know stuff that only someone who has lived in Sweden for 10 years understands. i.e. more of a service.

The forum needs to be better organised, like toytowngermany.com - where useful informative posts are always available in a separate group. It's tedious to keep reading the same questions. And perhaps this would encourage more debate, meet up groups, etc.
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Savage
post 6.Dec.2017, 11:13 PM
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Joined: 11.Mar.2016

QUOTE (Cheeseroller @ 6.Dec.2017, 12:52 AM) *
@Savage - as Puffin left in 2013, how do you know that as you joined in 2016? Same question to wondering_again - joined in 2014.

 
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