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Author Topic: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.  (Read 746033 times)

Offline AvecPommesFrites

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4320 on: November 01, 2017, 12:54:56 PM »
I'm pretty sure he left when he found out that the admin here was stealing people's work and lying about it. But it could have been before that.

I always assumed he stopped posting because his wife had a baby and he has his hands full now. 

He's probably (and rightly so) getting his head down and learning the sh*t out of Korean so he can actually communicate with his child in a few years' time.  Oh and getting them out of his one room apartment  :sad:

Basically his last post:

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Just finished deleting nearly all of my lesson plans.  Feel kind of sad... :sad:

Let's not jump to conclusions about his private life

A gentleman if ever I met one.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4321 on: November 01, 2017, 01:06:14 PM »
A gentleman if ever I met one.
Yep. Waygook is a darker, less funny place without him.  :sad:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4322 on: November 01, 2017, 06:54:27 PM »
A gentleman if ever I met one.
Yep. Waygook is a darker, less funny place without him.  :sad:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4323 on: November 02, 2017, 07:53:45 AM »
I'm pretty sure he left when he found out that the admin here was stealing people's work and lying about it. But it could have been before that.

I went through a round of deleting my materials in September.  I didn't delete everything, because my rationale had to do with copyright infringement and not being on the receiving end of C&Ds or worse because money was now involved.

So I was only concerned with removing stuff with like Disney, Universal, etc imagery (rabidly litigious megacorps).

Then, the mods started surreptiously altering my posts and those of others to change the URL of a perfectly legitimate teacher sharing website.

As of Tuesday, I have removed every single bit of lesson plan material I ever put here. I can't wipe them from the servers though, and I frankly wonder if someone won't somehow rejuvenate our de-linked links .... (what with there being no honor among thieves).

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4324 on: November 02, 2017, 08:23:14 AM »

Then, the mods started surreptiously altering my posts and those of others to change the URL of a perfectly legitimate teacher sharing website.


Yeah, that was low. I was on the fence about coughing up 20 bucks, I mean I have downloaded a bunch from here in the past and it would be too bad if the site was unable to function as a resource for incoming teachers and general Korea life stuff...

But after seeing that post-altering BS this site will never see a penny from me. Nice work, waygook.org!  :rolleyes:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4325 on: November 02, 2017, 08:34:16 AM »
I'm pretty sure he left when he found out that the admin here was stealing people's work and lying about it. But it could have been before that.

I went through a round of deleting my materials in September.  I didn't delete everything, because my rationale had to do with copyright infringement and not being on the receiving end of C&Ds or worse because money was now involved.

So I was only concerned with removing stuff with like Disney, Universal, etc imagery (rabidly litigious megacorps).

Then, the mods started surreptiously altering my posts and those of others to change the URL of a perfectly legitimate teacher sharing website.

As of Tuesday, I have removed every single bit of lesson plan material I ever put here. I can't wipe them from the servers though, and I frankly wonder if someone won't somehow rejuvenate our de-linked links .... (what with there being no honor among thieves).

I'm quite surprised you haven't been purged yet to be honest. I said it in this thread already but there is something suspicious about all these 'thanks for this' posts in lesson plan threads from 2012 to make it look like new material had been posted. I wouldn't be surprised to see some of your stuff resurface from a different account either.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4326 on: November 02, 2017, 09:11:52 AM »
That employment advertisement list on the right sure did get long...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4327 on: November 02, 2017, 01:11:11 PM »
They didn't tell me that picture day was canceled, so I got all gussied up for nothing.  :sad:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4328 on: November 02, 2017, 01:54:23 PM »
They didn't tell me that picture day was canceled, so I got all gussied up for nothing.  :sad:

Picture.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4329 on: November 02, 2017, 02:06:28 PM »
They didn't tell me that picture day was canceled, so I got all gussied up for nothing.  :sad:

Picture.

^^ Keep an eye on that one!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4330 on: November 02, 2017, 02:11:43 PM »
Consider this - Donovan has been on the mod watchlist more than a few times - in fact, he was on the watchlist nearly all the time.

Recently, mods have started to permanently ban people rather than merely mute them (and there is no way to determine if someone is in fact permanently banned - unless you are a mod).  I have doubts Donovan would have stopped posting altogether if that wasn't the case.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4331 on: November 03, 2017, 09:55:17 AM »
Yesterday night my high school had a debate contest where I had written the topics.  There were topics like:  'Money can buy you happiness' and 'Technology makes us feel more alone' and I also threw in 'Everybody should be vegetarian'.  All my students were brilliant, but the being against vegetarianism viewpoint said that vegetarians had sexual dysfunction.  That was news to me..... >:(*Fake News*  They actually won overall, and the team for vegetarianism came second. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4332 on: November 03, 2017, 10:11:45 AM »
All my students were brilliant, but the being against vegetarianism viewpoint said that vegetarians had sexual dysfunction.

From now on, anytime I need to win an argument I'm going to cite my opponents as having a sexual dysfunction.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4333 on: November 03, 2017, 12:21:25 PM »
We had brownies for lunch today. They had a nice little flag sticking out of the top that said "Dokdo is ours"  :laugh:
When I was biking from Seoul to Busan over Chuseok, I saw a guy with a "Do you know Dokdo? Dokdo is Korean" bike jersey.  :laugh:

I was just gifted an English comic book called "THIS IS DOKDO."

 :blank: :blank: :blank:

I don't know if it was purchased intentionally for me or if it was found laying about.

Likely they have a budget line for "propaganda, expats" to keep it separate from "propaganda, students", and "propaganda, staff."
They definitely do. I have seen "This is Dokdo" erasers for sale at a Morning Glory in Seoul. A few times. And some teacher Dokdo pamphlets, rather like gospel tracks, so I guess they can stay updated on if anything has changed.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4334 on: November 03, 2017, 01:32:20 PM »
I left some papers on a table in the test room, with a couple of other things. I then locked the door, and came back about 15 minutes later. The teachers were having a meeting in that room. I told them what I was doing, and they agreed to leave the room to let me continue. Finished what I was doing, and went to put all of the papers together. One of them stole my G-DAMN clip!! >:( :shocked:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4335 on: November 03, 2017, 02:42:14 PM »
I don't get the anti dokdo agenda from the people on here.

What's the problem? Why does it upset you so much? What harm is it causing you?

Why don't you just let them be?
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4336 on: November 03, 2017, 02:50:46 PM »
I don't get the anti dokdo agenda from the people on here.

What's the problem? Why does it upset you so much? What harm is it causing you?

Why don't you just let them be?

I don't get the anti people taking the piss out of Dokdo agenda on here.

What's the problem? Why does it upset you so much? What harm is it causing you?

Why don't you just let them be?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4337 on: November 03, 2017, 02:53:04 PM »
I don't get the anti dokdo agenda from the people on here.

What's the problem? Why does it upset you so much? What harm is it causing you?

Why don't you just let them be?

I don't get the anti people taking the piss out of Dokdo agenda on here.

What's the problem? Why does it upset you so much? What harm is it causing you?

Why don't you just let them be?

Classic.

I see all these dokdo haters floating around yet when that free trip to the hallowed dokdo rock comes along they can't get their bags packed fast enough.  :undecided:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4338 on: November 03, 2017, 02:56:21 PM »
I don't get the anti dokdo agenda from the people on here.

What's the problem? Why does it upset you so much? What harm is it causing you?

Why don't you just let them be?
I suppose it comes from overexposure. "Do you know Dok-do? It is Korean land!" can be a bit irritating after the zillionth time.
It's also one of the most obvious expressions of nationalism in Korea, which is something that many Westerners feel uncomfortable with.

It's also a convenient subject for mockery if a person wants to be a bit of an ******** without coming across as a racist ****.

That said, I generally don't make an issue of it. Smile, Nod, Ignore, Proceed!


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4339 on: November 06, 2017, 09:53:17 AM »
Why do certain PEOPLE ON THIS forum randomly write in CAPS LOCK like they don't have the skills to write a SENTENCE in English to express what they WANT to say without USING cAPs LOCK?  :police: I THOUGHT we had to have degrees to be employed HERE? lol :blank:
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