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PostSubject: Forums and Facebook   Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:06 am

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I was just wondering how a forum on facebook works. Are the posts automatically sent to the 'real' forum and can members on the FB page read the 'real' forum if you see what I mean? I ask because I have joined the FB one and find that there are loads of members on there but not many posts and of course, I wouldn't know if they are on this forum as they use their real names and not nicknames. Also, when both places have so many members, it begs the question as to why more people don't post on either. Why do they join in the first place? Just being nosey I guess which is okay, but it would be nice if they posted now and again even if its too hot or too cold etc!!!!! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:13 pm

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I think Bulgaria attracts the wrong type of Brit which is a sham as i find it a nice place , They love running people down and most of the time are bored out of there tiny minds . Some are here for the cheap fags drink and food , most dont mix or understand about Bulgarian culture , i have a few Brits as friends but try not to mix with the in crowd , lets face it i wouldn't talk to these people in England ? so why should i here . I do know some very nice Bulgarians and love the village i live in , so my advice keep your self to your self and laugh off stupid people on the Internet .

Finding this a bit worrying. Is this in general or more in the 'ex-pat communities'? Or is it more a problem in larger villages or towns? I must admit I like the idea of having at least one English speaking person in whichever vicinity we may settle in, if only for emergencies, but have no desire to be in a 'home from home' situation surrounded by bored pensioners with nothing to do but make trouble for others. We would rather integrate into the Bulgarian rural community if possible.

We don't drink or smoke and like to grow as much of our food as we can. Is this frowned upon by the ex-pats?

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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:25 pm

No this is not a general consensus only the experience of johnbaz who unfortunately from what I can gather has only had bad experiences but there are plenty of Brits here in Bg that you would be proud to call your friends but as John as kind of said there are also those to avoid so what's the difference between here and any other country ? nothing!!
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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:39 pm

That's OK then, thanks for that. Must admit I don't socialise with our neighbours anyway, though we always speak.

Mr Eq uses Facebook for immediate friends and family only. He has a very short list of 'friends' and using Facebook is frowned upon by his work.

I don't bother, and am useless with computers anyway. My work (supermarket) encourages you to use it ...............wonder why?

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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:43 pm

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quote surrounded by bored pensioners with nothing to do but make trouble for others. "
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......all pensioners are not bored and make trouble for others for something to do mate ... c

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We don't drink or smoke and like to grow as much of our food as we can. Is this frowned upon by the ex-pats? "
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it certainly isn,t , not by the majority anyway .....
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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:23 pm

Ooops sorry Varnagirl, just misquoting and getting it wrong....got pensioners from somewhere but not Johnbaz, added it to his thoughts. (Sorry Johnbaz)

I am close to being a pensioner myself, but hope I will be able to find enough to do with preserving, chickens etc once we are up and running. I like a peaceful life, as does Mr Eq, but with things to do. I also, as I said earlier, work in a supermarket who employ many Eastern Europeans mostly on the night shift, and have a worry that I may be like about 20% of them who have been here years but will only talk to their own and though they generally understand English, will not speak it and so do not communicate except when they have to with managers. We would rather try to live in harmony with the Bugarian people, as indeed we try to when on holiday in Greece. Whatever their age!!!! I'm sure it will make for a much happier and relaxed existance.

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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:14 pm

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I have not posted on this forum for sometime and did post on this topic simply because I find facebook a very dangerous site, there is someone that advertises on this forum that is spreading lies about me on a closed page group on facebook. I dont want anything to do with this person, therefore dont even want to be a member of any forum that this person is on. The thing is I have never posted anything rude nasty or horrible about his person but they seem to be doing this about me, they have a problem, and dont have the guts to face me with whatever there problem is with me.


Sorry to hear this perhaps you should contact admin and let him know that one of the advertisers isn't all they may seem to be?


To be honest I dont see the point of mentioning it to Admin as they have every right to advertise on here and I would not dream of lowering myself to there level, My point is that they are just spouting a load of lies on a closed group facebook page, to be honest I think that it is pathetic, and I am quite sure that anyone who does not know me probably believes what is being said, just rather suprised that there are members on there that have known the person for a long time and seem to believe what they are saying. Oh well it takes all sorts to make the world go round, that is all I have to say on the matter so goodbye from the stalker as this is what I am being called on there by these people

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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:22 pm

Well said June just rise above this sort of thing which shouldn't be too difficult because this type of person is already below gutter level.
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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:54 am

If you dont think Brits are boring ? have a look at the number of posts they make on forums and facebook . I can tell you what i do with my life as a pensioner and is not sitting in front of a computer smoking endless fags . Or do i try to organise Brits , expats like that boot sales table tops bingo nights the list goes on . I go to Bulgarian events Bulgarian restaurants , because its all new to me and thats why i moved here not for a full English or Sunday roast . Off to the gym now you all have a good day
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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:23 am

Well JB good for you, but we have to remember everyone is to their own and people like different things - When you get a community of the same nationality living abroad naturally they like to meet up and do the things they do back home. It is not only the British who do this, we have Polish, Spanish, Italians events going on here in the UK all the time and why not, if it helps them. Sometimes you need to know there are others around who you can have good old chat with. g

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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:11 am

I can not see the point in living in a country and not trying what it has the offer , There is a great boot sale on the A13 i can get a fantastic roast dinner there as well been there done that , now for some think completely new . Thats how you make life interesting is it not ? . You all have a good day now as i have lots to do .
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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:32 am

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I can not see the point in living in a country and not trying what it has the offer , There is a great boot sale on the A13 i can get a fantastic roast dinner there as well been there done that , now for some think completely new . Thats how you make life interesting is it not ? . You all have a good day now as i have lots to do .

Excuse me, and forgive me for asking JB, but what has your above post go to do with the OP Forums and Facebook or am I missing something here c
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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:17 am

forums and facebook are the tools for modern day socialising, its your choice as with everything in life whether you use these tools. g
I do find it hypocritical when people judge and label others about using forums when they have had a large contribution into this topic.
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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:55 am

The point is if you site in front of a computer all day you are wasting your time and your life be it on face book or a forum . The only reason i am posting on here at the moment is that i have been doing some work organising some thing which can only be done on a computer as well as it been to hot for me to do what i should be doing .
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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:10 pm

johnbaz wrote:
The point is if you site in front of a computer all day you are wasting your time and your life

I have to disagree with this statement totally.

I sit in front of my computer 10-16 hours a day, because it is my life. If I didn't use my screen and keyboard, I wouldn't make any money, and that's been the same story for the last 15 years or more.

I may not fiddle around with facebook or twitter or any other 'social networks' but I certainly don't think that by using my computer and earning enough of a living to put food on the table is 'wasting my time' or 'my life'.

I also walk a lot, travel a lot, have family, have friends and therefore, because I am obliged to use a keyboard and screen to earn a living do not consider myself sad or a geek.
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PostSubject: Re: Forums and Facebook   Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:54 pm

Johnbaz I think that maybe you have misunderstood what I ment about someone making out they were me on Facebook, they made a fack page the same as mine, same picture everything then announced that we were retiring, all our work was cancelled, even had the cheek to talk to my daughter making out they were me. To me this is serious not just a little gossoping as you say.

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