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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3920 on: January 16, 2017, 01:04:47 PM »
I know a Korean who constantly uses the word "embarrassed" to the point where



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OMG

I watched that movie with my 8yo son this past weekend.

So many great lines!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3921 on: January 16, 2017, 01:45:19 PM »
I just rewatched it recently! So good. Also probably one of the rare instances where I think I like the movie better than the book (still a great read though).

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« Reply #3922 on: January 16, 2017, 06:39:55 PM »
Yep. It's so frustrating in school too, because I'm like... despite how it feels a lot of the time, I wasn't hired by the government just for decoration. I was hired because I'm a native speaker and I know things about words that you don't. SO Y U INSIST ON USING WRONG WORDS

The kids are cleaning the school today and the door is constantly open so my hands are freezing.

In my first year one of my CTs had the students write in a journal. She gave me half of them to look through. Specifically the high level ones.

I have never been so loved or admired or handsome or wonderful as I was in that year.

We did this every week. There are two hundred students per grade....
Luckily she only taught one grade.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3923 on: January 17, 2017, 09:10:54 AM »
Two topics for the complaining thread...

Why are there all these small-market incredibly specific sub-forums, YET there is not a non-English teacher forum. Shocking as it may sound, not all of us are teachers or military. There is not a proper "expat" forum for Korea, as there are not many of us, okay I understand. But this site could start a sub-forum for us, you just paste some HTML junk, and bam there it is. How about getting on that?

Also, is there some reason why this website looks like 1995 technology? Pretty sure there is stock software these days you can use for a good looking forum. The font is too small, the emoticons look like pixilated garbage, really the whole design of the site is horrible. Owners should probably get on that. Thanks.

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« Reply #3924 on: January 17, 2017, 10:42:07 AM »
Two topics for the complaining thread...

Why are there all these small-market incredibly specific sub-forums, YET there is not a non-English teacher forum. Shocking as it may sound, not all of us are teachers or military. There is not a proper "expat" forum for Korea, as there are not many of us, okay I understand. But this site could start a sub-forum for us, you just paste some HTML junk, and bam there it is. How about getting on that?

Also, is there some reason why this website looks like 1995 technology? Pretty sure there is stock software these days you can use for a good looking forum. The font is too small, the emoticons look like pixilated garbage, really the whole design of the site is horrible. Owners should probably get on that. Thanks.

Compared to Dave's ESL, this site is positively futuristic!

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« Reply #3925 on: January 17, 2017, 12:47:59 PM »
Two topics for the complaining thread...

Why are there all these small-market incredibly specific sub-forums, YET there is not a non-English teacher forum. Shocking as it may sound, not all of us are teachers or military. There is not a proper "expat" forum for Korea, as there are not many of us, okay I understand. But this site could start a sub-forum for us, you just paste some HTML junk, and bam there it is. How about getting on that?
     Or, you know, you could start a thread for those of us who speak other languages.
Heck, I could do that.
Heck, I just did do that.
Gripe away!  :smiley:

     Anyway, if that seems lame ( :cry: ), there are already region-specific sub-forums under the "International" sub-forum. While they deal mostly with travelling etc, there's no reason why they can't be used differently.  :undecided:

Also, is there some reason why this website looks like 1995 technology? Pretty sure there is stock software these days you can use for a good looking forum. The font is too small, the emoticons look like pixilated garbage, really the whole design of the site is horrible. Owners should probably get on that. Thanks.
    Not an unreasonable complaint, but it is one that's pretty easy to address: just use your scroll wheel to zoom in. Boom! Bigger font.
And the emoticons were much much much much worse a few years back. Good Lord, you wouldn't believe the amount of moaning and whinging there was about a few ugly emoticons...  :rolleyes:

     In my opinion, the amount of effort and the lengthy delays required to update Waygook's interface doesn't really seem worth the trouble.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3926 on: January 17, 2017, 01:00:05 PM »
The request was for a forum for people who live in Korea, but whose profession is not english teacher.

Not a non-English language forum.

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« Reply #3927 on: January 17, 2017, 01:07:07 PM »
The request was for a forum for people who live in Korea, but whose profession is not english teacher.

Not a non-English language forum.
    Oh. So you meant "non English-teachers", not "non-English teachers"? Darn. I spent entire minutes on starting a non-English teacher thread because of that hyphen!  :cry:
    Oh well. You could still try posting stuff in the relevant region under the "international" sub-forum...

   And by the way, my favourite punctuation mark to misplace is the following:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3928 on: January 17, 2017, 01:10:57 PM »
Please enjoy the thread

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3929 on: January 17, 2017, 01:15:09 PM »
The request was for a forum for people who live in Korea, but whose profession is not english teacher.

Not a non-English language forum.

A lot of the Facebook groups are not job specific. For example OINK or Every Expat in Korea. Try there.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3930 on: January 17, 2017, 01:16:05 PM »
It would be best if the owner of the site would simply start a NOT ENGLISH TEACHERS sub-forum, we do not want lazy work arounds, we want what we want. Thanks.

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« Reply #3931 on: January 17, 2017, 01:17:49 PM »
It would be best if the owner of the site would simply start a NOT ENGLISH TEACHERS sub-forum, we do not want lazy work arounds, we want what we want. Thanks.


We being....you?


Start your own forum, Pay for the website etc.

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« Reply #3932 on: January 17, 2017, 01:23:37 PM »
We being....you?

Start your own forum, Pay for the website etc.

...and the other 17 or so non-teachers non-military in Korea.

No, my profession is not "website guy". I would prefer this site start that sub-forum, as I already clearly stated.

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« Reply #3933 on: January 17, 2017, 01:27:08 PM »
We being....you?

Start your own forum, Pay for the website etc.

...and the other 17 or so non-teachers non-military in Korea.

No, my profession is not "website guy". I would prefer this site start that sub-forum, as I already clearly stated.


Okay okay now i get what your doing  :afro: 8) :afro:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3934 on: January 17, 2017, 01:28:10 PM »
We being....you?

Start your own forum, Pay for the website etc.

...and the other 17 or so non-teachers non-military in Korea.

No, my profession is not "website guy". I would prefer this site start that sub-forum, as I already clearly stated.

You could check out r/korea (https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/), seems to be a bit less teacher-orientated

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3935 on: January 17, 2017, 01:29:19 PM »
...or this site could just start a non-teacher sub-forum. It's not rocket science.

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« Reply #3936 on: January 17, 2017, 01:34:53 PM »
...or this site could just start a non-teacher sub-forum. It's not rocket science.
     But it *is* a lot of work for, as you said, what will likely turn out to be very very few participants.

     And to be fair, the front page of Waygook states that this website "is geared towards EFL/ESL teachers in South Korea".

     That said, I would enjoy having another sub-forum to browse through. Start a petition, get everybody to send Arsalan or one of the mods a PM and maybe you could get it to happen. And as google translate tells me* your countrymen often say: 祝你好運!!!!  :smiley:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3937 on: January 17, 2017, 02:02:02 PM »
^lol! I never before noticed the smaller text that says, "Cheap, fast & easy"  :laugh:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3938 on: January 17, 2017, 02:02:46 PM »
Right...

"Waygook is geared towards EFL/ESL teachers in South Korea"
"Dave's, for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World"


Which makes there no non-teacher discussion forum in Korea. Which is the same old problem that has existed here for years...except nobody realizes it is a problem...because they are all English teachers and assume everyone else is also. Hence my complaining on this complaint thread!

The word "Waygook" does not require one to be an English teacher. It is a well-named site, they can effortlessly expand their market by creating a forum for non-teachers to come and discuss non-teacher stuff (simply requires someone getting off their lazy butt and making a sub-forum, which takes what 10min and some coffee on a Sunday?). This would also differentiate the site from Dave's Ultra Lame ESL Cafe. Also there are lots of contractors who pass thru on business meetings with Samsung and such, and kyopos who are basically foreigners working here in non-teacher jobs, who would like a professional non-teacher forum to post about life in Korea.

We don't like posting surrounded by English teachers, it makes us feel dirty. Our own space please, thanks.  ;D

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3939 on: January 17, 2017, 02:14:25 PM »
Right...

"Waygook is geared towards EFL/ESL teachers in South Korea"
"Dave's, for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World"


Which makes there no non-teacher discussion forum in Korea. Which is the same old problem that has existed here for years...except nobody realizes it is a problem...because they are all English teachers and assume everyone else is also. Hence my complaining on this complaint thread!

The word "Waygook" does not require one to be an English teacher. It is a well-named site, they can effortlessly expand their market by creating a forum for non-teachers to come and discuss non-teacher stuff (simply requires someone getting off their lazy butt and making a sub-forum, which takes what 10min and some coffee on a Sunday?). This would also differentiate the site from Dave's Ultra Lame ESL Cafe. Also there are lots of contractors who pass thru on business meetings with Samsung and such, and kyopos who are basically foreigners working here in non-teacher jobs, who would like a professional non-teacher forum to post about life in Korea.

We don't like posting surrounded by English teachers, it makes us feel dirty. Our own space please, thanks.  ;D

This website is geared up for this already.  The open forum, life in Korea forum, and all the others cover all topics relating to life in Korea.  If you want to feel special, donate to an orphange.  Creating a new forum to do what the main forum already does is ludicrous, as the number of people likely to use it would not be worth the effort. 

There is nothing in the rules that state all posts have to be relevant to teachers only.

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