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ye old geezers #354581
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I was wondering, with DD2 announced. Let's get this forum busy again.

Where are you boardmembers of old? Alrik never left but where's the rest of you?


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Re: ye old geezers [Re: Draghermosran] #354589
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Re: ye old geezers [Re: Morbo] #354595
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Re: ye old geezers [Re: Elliot_Kane] #354606
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As long as the German section is here, I'm here, too. ;\)

I think it was in the recent years the almost only active forum part here - except where people sought help.


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Re: ye old geezers [Re: AlrikFassbauer] #354625
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Being at 16000+ posts you must have been very busy compared to the rest. That and have a lot of spare time \:\)


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Re: ye old geezers [Re: Draghermosran] #354626
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Still here, never left... older... no wiser.

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The big question to me has always been: would the German section even notice if the rest of us all vanished? \:D


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Re: ye old geezers [Re: Elliot_Kane] #354659
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Except me, no. \:D ;\)

Okay, Ragon and Elgi perhaps ... ;\)


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Re: ye old geezers [Re: AlrikFassbauer] #354662
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I find it a little sad, that the german community, (the gaming community in general, not just this one) tends to alienate them from the rest of the world.

Everything gets localized and many if not most Germans don't interact with members of the international community. Offcourse its understandable that they have trouble with English. But especially on these boards, we don't care if your english is poor. Hey look around there are ppl around here from all over the world from non english speaking countries.

I'm not accusing the German communities, I'm just pointing out its a little sad, they are missing out on the international community, and vice versa, the international community is missing out on imput by the Germans.


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Re: ye old geezers [Re: Draghermosran] #354677
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I think the thing with the German comunity is that it's so big compared to other local comunities (like the French, Spanish, Swedish etc). They can stay in German comunities (and use their mother tounge) and still get a big imput, allmost like the English comunities. I allso think (but this might be a prejudice, and a prejudice sprung from being from a pretty English friendly country) that Germany is very focused on German as a language. They dub their films/shows etc, so they don't hear/use that much English in their day to day life. This allso makes them more prone towards sticking to the German comunity.

Simply a few thoughs on my side, trying to explain why things are what they are. I do agree with you though, we're both missing out. I wish I'd learned better German in school. \:\(

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Re: ye old geezers [Re: Draghermosran] #354679
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Draghermosran...

I'd definitely like to see more of the German boardies in the non-German sections (The ones I DO see all being very cool people \:\) ) but I guess for some English would be a problem.

They shouldn't worry, though - the Americans get by on limited English, after all! \:D

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Ube...

I think a LOT of Germans speak English, and often to a high standard. I think you're right, though, that the German community being as big as it is means they don't really HAVE to interact with the rest of us. Often I'd bet that there are more Germans active here than the rest of us put together...

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Re: ye old geezers [Re: Elliot_Kane] #354692
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There are mainly two or three points :

- the German-language community was the first here, belkieve it or not, right away from the split from Attic.

- some Germans don't know English. Not all, of course, but several.

- English-language forummembers also hardly ever drop into the German-language section.


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Re: ye old geezers [Re: AlrikFassbauer] #354693
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 Originally Posted By: AlrikFassbauer
There are mainly two or three points :

- English-language forummembers also hardly ever drop into the German-language section.



If I know german, I would, but English is the most commonly used language, in gaming anyway. (forget about the chinese :p)

You got me thinking tho, I've been here for 7 or 8 years now.


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Re: ye old geezers [Re: Draghermosran] #354694
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Alrik & Dragh...

The main problem with the English language speakers in ANY other language section is that by far most of us (And I definitely include myself in this) only actually speak English with any degree of facility.

Chinese is certainly the most common native tongue (Simply by virtue of the fact they have the rest of us outnumbered \:\) ) but English is probably the most commonly spoken tongue. As such, English speakers can afford to be (And often are - again I include myself) lazy when it comes to learning other languages.

It also means that the other international members (Who speak a wide variety of native languages, I know) usually have one 'common tongue' - which is English.

Just the way it is, right now \:\)


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Re: ye old geezers [Re: Elliot_Kane] #354695
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I'm still here. Do I count as an old geezer?

I read the German forums sometimes, but my German isn't good enough to allow me to actually post.



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Yes, you do. \:D


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Re: ye old geezers [Re: AlrikFassbauer] #354743
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I think I count...I was around for the old message boards...granted my post count doesn't compare...I prefer the random zinger...more impact.

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well, what about some of you german speaking members teach the others some basic german, then they can take over the German Speaking section too \:D .And while they're there, they could teach the German people basic english, so we'll end up with a mixed English-German community. I personally suck at German, I followed lessons this year and it's just not my type of language \:-D


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