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      Percy Cute

      Some strange folk on here......

      ......I don't mean that to be offensive in anyway. Just I can't figure out who most people are. A few seem to have revolving names, or a referred to by another name. Some seem like new members yet other members are familier with them. Yesterday I was sniped at for an innocent mistake and my stupid attempt at humor.

      I'm sure there is some lovely people on here, just from where I'm sitting it's all just a little territorial.

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      don't worry percy, just get involved and you'll soon get to know us all.
      What about you? what's your reasons for joining, are you a brit abroad or wanting to go abroad, where? are you on any other forums?
      it happens a lot everywhere in the world...

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      Percy Cute
      I'm hoping to get to Oz later this year. Still in Blighty just now. Found this site by accident, never joined a forum before. To be honest I had reservations about joining. Always viewed internet chat rooms as being a little nerdy, but to be honest, it doesn't seem too bad. I was gonna join that British Expat one but it just seems to daunting. There's loads going on. This one seems a little quieter.
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      where are you hoping to go in aus? and what profession are you? just asking in case i might me able to help. I was a bricky in Brisbane but didn't like it much but that doesn't mean you wont.
      it happens a lot everywhere in the world...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Percy Cute View Post
      ......I don't mean that to be offensive in anyway. Just I can't figure out who most people are. A few seem to have revolving names, or a referred to by another name. Some seem like new members yet other members are familier with them. Yesterday I was sniped at for an innocent mistake and my stupid attempt at humor.

      I'm sure there is some lovely people on here, just from where I'm sitting it's all just a little territorial.
      I am sure they aren't alone in changing their name
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      Hi Percy, I didn't notice any snipes about you yesterday but if you can, try and ignore it. This is so far a relatively friendly site, perhaps because there's not many members . So far I've only had the one slight 'altercation' and was very tempted to leave as I have done with other sites where a lot of bravado is demonstrated purely because they can hide behind a screen. However, this was picked up by others and they coaxed me into just rising above it so decided to stay. I just ignore that a.n. other now and concentrate on the nice people I've encountered on here.

      Enjoy Percy and once again, welcome!

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      The ignore button is your friend
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      Meant to say Percy, BE forum (which I'm a member of but don't bother participating) is very much a clique. You're either in or you're out. They do have some interesting topics on there but my God there are some real nasty sh!ts on there.

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      Ophidian, where are you now? Are you in Oz waiting to move back to UK or you're already there and just holding out for the summer?
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      Yes it seems to be the way with these expat forums unfortunately. Hopefully the mods here will be aware and nip things in the bud before they destroy the forum.

      Quote Originally Posted by yummybrummy View Post
      Meant to say Percy, BE forum (which I'm a member of but don't bother participating) is very much a clique. You're either in or you're out. They do have some interesting topics on there but my God there are some real nasty sh!ts on there.

     

     
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