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  1. Hello everyone. I am hoping that ThaigerTalk will turn out to be a well-managed but, at the same time, not psychotically moderated forum. I am sick of seeing the most interesting forum posters chased away by far lesser men with a chip on their shoulder. Over the past few years, as the existing Thai expat forums have been run into the ground, I find myself spending more and more time on the Facebook groups. For all my reservations about Zuckerberg, those groups at least tend to be positive and value their users. I am hoping, perhaps naively, that ThaigerTalk will somehow capture the vitality, fun, and sense of community that the Thai expat forums had a decade ago.
    16 points
  2. Wearing a mask is not only to protect yourself but also others. Don't forget to charge his gf too, she's not wearing mask either.
    16 points
  3. The best way to make money is actually to encourage and build a strong community, with plenty of interesting contributors. For that, you need fair moderation, not unleashed sociopaths. Unfortunately, that requires intelligence on the part of the forum owners. What happened, instead, is that the forum got sold to a Thai business who foolishly thought it might be a revenue opportunity. To save costs, they recruited some members to be unpaid moderators. Predictably enough, the ones willing to stick with it were the ones who got off on abusing the power. In the authoritarian age we entered in 2016, when the consensus among the establishment became that the common folk could not be trusted with freedom of speech, simply deleting posts you disagree with was considered an acceptable way to deal with "dangerous" ideas. This then became particularly pronounced when the pandemic began. Any discussion of relating to Covid had to adhere to the mainstream narrative and guidelines, even though the narrative and guidelines themselves kept changing. So, on ThaiVisa, you had a ridiculous situation in which the vast majority of expats in Thailand are either center or right-of-center on certain issues, but their moderators are younger, politically partisan English guys, mostly failed English teachers with an axe to grind. The owners of TVF, as it changed hands, did not care, they just left these unpaid volunteers to it, and kept cramming in more adverts. I know what misinformation is, I know what a "fascist" or "hard right" opinion is, I know what unconstructive behavior is. What I saw on TVF was valuable contributors either getting kicked out or giving up when their posts kept disappearing, usually without explanation but sometimes with an curt not from a moderator that completely mischaracterized the posts they had deleted. If you ever suggested, in a thread about the declining state of the community, that it was clearly because of the unfair moderation, you would get suspended or banned, no appeal possible. Over the last few years, I have run into many banned members in real life. Some kept screenshots that show they ended up banned because they made a relatively mild joke about something a moderator had said. In my case, I got into what I thought was a normal discussion (no insults, just questioning the logic of what he was saying) of a sock puppet account that actually belonged to a moderator. The worst part was that this sock puppet account would deliberately pick political fights with members he knew were not left-wing, called them racists etc, and then, when they would argue back, he would use his moderator account to suspend them. They have reached the endgame of a once dominant forum. Their unpaid moderators have destroyed any balanced community they might have had. All they are left with are the dregs, bored left-wingers with no one left to chase away. The ridiculous rebranding is a sign of their desperation.
    16 points
  4. I got banned from TVF within 48 hrs of registering, for leaving a laugh emoticon on a post that some presumably quite insecure moderator had deleted. It appears those forums are strictly operated for the sake of advert dollars and absolutely have no actual interest in the community.
    15 points
  5. i would rather die than pollute my body with communist Chinese Sinovac vaccine filth.
    14 points
  6. Give it time, our Admin team are still finding their way around the backend and do follow through on queries or requests made via the Support section. Every platform is different and it takes time for Moderators to learn all the controls as well, so bear with us and thanks in advance for your support now and in the future. Together we will make TT the go to Thai News forum.
    14 points
  7. I would go further and say that the main purpose of wearing a mask is protection for others.
    13 points
  8. Allegedly there is some delay in the production of the next James Bond movie, as the producers couldn't find a black transgender in a wheelchair to play the 007-role...
    13 points
  9. Total bollocks, gatherings prohibited due to Prayut and mob running scared. It was due to him and his damned cronies that covid was allowed to get out of control, they are using covid as an excuse to control the masses.
    13 points
  10. Not my latest ban on TVF. The topic was on the integrity of 'news platforms'. """""You have been given a 14 day suspension for posting false or misleading information. Your post was reported by another member. The post contains an unapproved link. Here's what you posted: I personally do not reflect too much on a person's immune system as a stand-alone entity. As a 'terrain' disciple I prefer the term 'body defence'. A 'fat' person is going to compromise that defence; along with many other aspects of living of course. I don't visit Google or YouTube or Facebook or Wikipedia for truthful content. As for the BBC!? IMO, they are simply a joke. They heavily censor content, and one cannot - by watching/reading them - get a fair reflection of what is actually going on. Stay away from these platforms placeholder (TVF member). if you want balance, try Richie Allen for starters; broadcasts from Salford, Manchester (UK). 5 million listeners a month. https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/richieallen/episodes/2020-12-07T11_21_54-08_00 Then gently move on to Bristol Free Radio and the other gems that are still left. You have violated the following: 2) You will not use ThaiVisa.com to post any material which is knowingly or can be reasonably construed as false, inaccurate, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law. If you have questions, contact support@thaivisa.com. The rules are here: https://forum.thaivisa.com/terms/ Scott, Admin""""" What utter nonsense. But there is nothing one can do except put up with it or lump it. Some of us have obviously lumped it.
    12 points
  11. It 's nice to see some self important idiot get his come upance. I'm sure his attitude went down a storm with the Immigration officers later ! One less D**khead to stand behind in the queue next time.
    11 points
  12. It's total lack of respect for other people ,i can't understand if you're in another country as a tourist and deciding not to wearing face mask and not follwing the rules and regulations then in my opinion they should fine him heavily or kick him out and ban him (and the gf ) for some time to come back to LOS . Show respect !
    11 points
  13. Americans lost 600,000 to Covid and now the deaths are minimal. Why because of vaccines. Perhaps you aren't aware of these facts. Their is a new surge of Covid in the US primarily in Republican areas in the south. Why? Delta variant is more contagious and those places have very low vaccination rates and its causing a fourth wave. 99% of the new Covid cases are with unvaccinated people. And you think vaccinations are the wrong course???? You might convince yourself and others but Covid doesn't care about opinions. If you aren't vaccinated are you saying you would refuse the vaccination. If you are vaccinated why would you discourage others from getting a very very low risk successful life saving choice.
    11 points
  14. The BBC would NEVER get away with this short clip today anymore, but it is ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS (and not racist at all)... 376825880_TheTranslator.mp4
    11 points
  15. it was not clear to me. and it is not a joke to me. when i saw metisdead here i almost threw up. he tortured me on thaivisa for years. you may not have been affected by these monsters like some of us were. look at the number of people here in this topic all finally able to talk about their horrible experiences.
    11 points
  16. ... here my satirical contribution: ** TVF Moderator Job ad **
    11 points
  17. Please, can anyone promise me NO Rooster Sunday Sermon
    11 points
  18. Well, I've just joined up to see what this forum is like. I'm actually one of the earliest members from ThaiVisa - #174, (I joined in January 2003). Over the years, both that forum and social media in general has changed hugely. Since ThaiVisa rebranded a few weeks ago, all I see is a downward trend in its usefulness for me. As for TeakDoor forum, I have been a member there for maybe about 12 years. Sure, many members seem to be abusive, alcoholics! But it has useful self-build and space technology threads as well. Hi to other (ex)Thaivisa members whose nick I recognise here :)
    11 points
  19. WOW what a very good post, i could not have said it any better myself, well done mate. Protected members on that other forum, bloody joke, look at Just weird/ Cod face/ Hi tea/ Natai beach/ Liverpool lou, all the same person, user name just changed every few months, pathetic, and when i brought it up i got a PM from a mod telling me he had checked it out and i was wrong, ha ha ha. Now folks new forum, new members lets try working together help keep the idiots out. Ok sometimes we dont agree with another members post, please dont attack, be abusive to them, dont let things go downwards, just ignore if not happy, lets be happy together, do not give the mods reason to crack down, be nice to each other, myself i promise to be nice, even to my best friend/ enemy Chaimai.
    10 points
  20. This thread is now unlocked With members using Moderators names from Thai Visa, it is very confusing to existing members and also new members especially if they have been on Thai visa forum at some stage and then join Thaiger Talk and see those names appearing. Any member that posts onto Thaiger Talk forum using a Moderator usernames from Thai Visa is now not acceptable. Any member of Thaiger Talk that is currently using a false Moderators name will be given 24 hours to change their usernames or you will be blocked from posting after that period. Please pm me directly and I will apply any user name updates on Tuesday afternoon. Thank you Andrew
    10 points
  21. One morning, I woke up and decided it might be possible to have a sensible discussion about the impact that moderation decisions was having on ThaiVisa. As a member for 16 years, it was very clear to me that it was going downhill, fast. The thread blossomed into seven pages of passionate but positive agreement that something was very wrong. Everyone had their own crazy examples. Some people actually had clever ideas about how things could be handled in a more effective, more humane way. Then, of course, the mods noticed the thread, deleted it, and permanently banned me for stirring up the rabble. Several days later, the result of their grand deliberations: I know nasty intelligent people. I know nice dumb people. The TVF mods and admins have the distinction of being the nastiest dumb people I have ever encountered in any business.
    10 points
  22. They don't have much choice. The British people are done with this now. What Boris gets, that Health czars don't, is that there is no way to enforce a lockdown if even a large minority of the people are no longer willing to cooperate. The whole things falls apart when some are obeying and some are not. People were surprisingly compliant last year. They mostly accepted the notion that it was necessary to stay inside for two weeks to "protect the NHS". It turned to be a little longer than that. The UK will be hit hard by Delta, but that is just what has to happen. Almost everyone will be catching this thing over the next few months. The vaccinated will get through it okay, they won't need to be hospitalized. The unvaccinated will have a rougher ride, but they will be mostly young. Very few fat, diabetic, old, or otherwise vulnerable will have been stupid enough not to get vaccinated. There will be far fewer deaths than that pillock Neil Ferguson is predicting. For a few months, other countries will close their borders to the UK, and the EU will make a big song and dance about how reckless the British are. By October, however, the new natural immunity of the recovered, along with the acquired immunity of the vaccinated, will act as an effective block on spread and life can finally return to normal. Eventually, other countries will have to bite the bullet and do the same thing.
    10 points
  23. Up to now I am more than happy to have found this forum, all of a sudden life seems so much more relaxed, I sincerely hope it stays that way, who will be the first to post on TVF that a rival forum is out there and possibly better than the tired old hag that TVF has become. My first 7 day suspension came courtesy of CharlieH, it was in reference to Phuket, bearing in mind that I have been coming to Thailand since 2005 at least, and have lived here since 2011, word soon gets around about certain places & Phuket is one of those, I even read horror stories on TVF about the place, the family getting a kicking, the cheating taxis & tuk tuk drivers, the police etc etc, all I said was " I wouldn't go to Phuket if you paid me " next thing I knew it was a 7 day suspension, crazy place & it's got worse. I have to say that it's nice to see so many familiar faces ( forum names ) on here & I hope it stays like this. Now I'll go back to page 4 and continue reading your enjoyable, eye opening, informative & humorous posts, thanks all, I think we're all singing from the same hymn sheet
    10 points
  24. Lockdowns are the solution to stopping case numbers rising, it doesn’t cure anything. But it needs to be a lockdown. Half-arsed ones destroy the economy and don’t stop case numbers increasing, they just slow the rate of increase (slightly). They need to do two things Hard lockdown everywhere. Everything but essential services locked down for 4 weeks. Get numbers under control. At the moment people can still go shopping. Walking around and having coffee with friends, Travelling to see family. Going to the office. That’s not a lockdown, that’s window dressing. Secondly, buy as many vaccines at whatever cost as fast as possible and start vaccinating people. If they don’t do these things then it will get worse and set the country back further.
    10 points
  25. Refugee from ThaiVisa; add me to the growing number of ex TVF members ; had 8000 posts and 24000 likes; i too left due to bad moderation
    10 points
  26. I just got so thoroughly sick & tired of a few members who, for no reason, would suddenly make a snitty comment on a quite innocuous posts I'd made. Then when I'd reply in a similar manner, get reprimanded, & my post deleted. Their post would remain though. But then we all know which mods did the deletions...
    10 points
  27. I reckon it's a chicken spirit after her corn .. a sort of poultrygeist ..
    10 points
  28. This Phuket scum are really displaying their rotten corrupt nature now. Two kids who could not be vaccinated, in total contact with their parents are claimed to be contagious, but are not ill. But the Thais intent on raising these tourists bills from an expensive SHA hotel, move the parents to quarantine which cost three times what they were paying in the SHA hotel. The parents are not contagious and unlikely to be because they have been vaccinated. The kids although not ill are put in hospital, costing more big bucks, and causing the kids great distress. And because the whole lot is not ill, the insurance, likely to be Thai, do not pay. Anyone that has booked to come to Thailand, cancel now. If they do not give refunds start suing now, and inform the world why you want your money back.
    10 points
  29. Because he was a German and still wondering aimlessly trying to accept that England had beaten his team in the Euros. Have some pity please.
    10 points
  30. Banned off TV many times, last time for 'inferred racism' for describing an Islamic jihadist terrorist as a Muslim. Just re branded as Asean Now, but the stazi like mods are still the same, good for health advice, that's about it.
    10 points
  31. I think everyone on the old Thai Visa site have been suspended quite a lot of times and even I was told that I was on my last leg from my last suspension. I am testing the waters on this site today because I do not like the change and the fact that all is based in Hong Kong now which is a no no. But one thing for sure is it does have some members and traffic for talking.
    10 points
  32. They need to think outside the box, not copy the mistakes of all the other countries in the world. Vaccinating is the wrong course. Look at the top 15 countries in the world for administering vaccines and you will see that every single one was accompanied by a surge in cases. Follow India Peru and Mexico with ivermectin. Anyone displaying early symptoms is given a 12 mg tablet, that is all you need, one dose.
    9 points
  33. Well. I decided not to post here too many comments, because as a snowflake boomer I still have some integrity, and I grew up in netiquette that if I reply to someone, it should deserve a reply too. I'm not going to spend precious hours typing messages for deaf ears. Being said that, this one is caught my attention. A bank is giving medical advice? What's next? A Nobel laureate world-famous medical expert named Anutin will be the health minister here? ....sorry I just got a phone call from NASA, they need my advice on the Mars landing.
    9 points
  34. As have most of the membership!
    9 points
  35. Come on now guys. This platform can be special. If this converse was on TVF the mods would have issued warnings, bans and taken down 69 posts. I enjoy banter as much as the next guy, but please let this forum rise above others. Can't we move over to covid and jib-jabbing.
    9 points
  36. That simply isn't correct. They were asked to contact a member of Admin within 24 hours to change their username. Whilst some found new members using Moderator usernames from an alternative forum amusing, others found it confusing. This thread alone is proof that certain members joined this forum, to get away from the likes of the Moderators being falsely portrayed here. Some genuinely felt they were being followed by those they have tried to distance themselves from.
    9 points
  37. Why do so called experts predict doom, as yet none of their prediction have come to fruition, yet they are quick to have their say, a need to be noticed echoes here. When I read information outside the government narrative from people who have only one concern which is pass on information that will help people I do not here the same kinds of concern. Take case of ivermectin it springs to mind. The experts said it should not be used for Covid, yet we have seen world wide how it has been a life saver in India South Africa and Brazil not to mention other countries now . So what are we afraid of ? New variants has become a buzz word , But what does it mean ? It seems like the word has been dramatized and made to seem something to be afraid of, yet greatest numbers of deaths came at the start of this situation which is a true behavior for any virus infection. The varients we have been told creat more transmissions, is that true or does more testing show more transmissions ? Daily numbers given to covid show more transmission but no greater death rates.h So why do we not highlight other illnesses in the same way to give us a comparison on the number of people who die every day. ???
    9 points
  38. @metisdead I love you.... Thousands don't.
    9 points
  39. As long as your eyes are pointing forward (normal case for predators) we are all looking ahead. On the other hand, Uk and Russia is in the top 10 in terms of new daily cases. Thailand is on the right track to join this club. My suggestion is to create a reverse travel bubble with these countries, so our infected people could travel freely with their infected people. TAT is already looking into this revolutionary idea.
    9 points
  40. Greetings TDS ! I just came in from the same Marxist site , that censor opinions , by intimidation , threaten punishment and only allow their bias sources !
    9 points
  41. For the two weeks I've been on TT, I'd like to make a 'comment'. So far I think I've seen less than half-a-dozen posts which have been 'edited' by one of the mods or admin here. As another TVF refugee I think that's great, not only because that's a more human touch, plus the editing mod has said why the post was edited. In the first week did I see an admin post saying one or perhaps two members had been removed? My point is that so far there's obviously been less moderation, and what has been done has been more open. I don't know if you can keep it like this when there are more converts coming here, as logically the more members, the higher chance of some disputes/arguing, but I really do hope so. I'm posting this in the confidence my post won't 'disappear' for commenting on moderation. Wishing you good luck.
    9 points
  42. I had an account for 13 years and posted some good things if I do say so myself. Suspended and ultimately banned by Scott and CDNvic or whatever his nick was. A total tool. The mods at TV just can't handle the truth. No wonder they're going down the tubes. Thanks to the people who started this forum.
    9 points
  43. I'm thorry we banned tho many of you. Jingthing and I are now getting countheling for our iththues.
    9 points
  44. Listening to the video, this German lady was ridiculously compliant. She returned from a day out and the receptionist told her that there had been a message saying that her first PCR test was fine but that she had been sitting near to some Arab guy who had tested positive and, now, she was considered high risk and had to book into a ALQ hotel. She did not tell her which ALQ hotel, or how to find it. This German lady had to work all that out, then had difficulty getting to the place, then had to pay 3x more than the cost of her original SHA hotel. Nobody arrived to more fully explain the situation and to drive her there. No one contacted her after she checked into the ALQ hotel. She says no other passengers arrived at the ALQ hotel, which is apparently the only one on Phuket. I, as a non-German, would have thanked the receptionist, gone to my room, and ignored the whole thing. If anyone had followed up later - and, in Thailand, there is always a chance that no one will - I would insist that I was not leaving until they could confirm, in writing, that the supposed infected guy had failed a second test. PCR tests, set at the crazy high amplification they are, often return false positives. I suspect that is the reason why no other passengers from her flight turned up at her ALQ hotel: the whole thing was a false alarm but, with admirable German efficiency, she had already switched hotels before they realized. If it was confirmed to be a real infection, I would then suggest that, as I already had a negative result, I should be allowed to simply remain quarantined in my current room until my second test, in a few days time, cleared me. After all, you have to stay quarantined in your SHA hotel room for your first day because they are unsure of your exact status until they receive the results of the first test you took at the airport. The same uncertainty applies in this case. If they absolutely insisted I had to switch hotel, I would insist that THEY, the officials running the whole scheme, work out all the details and arrange complimentary transport. Unlike the German lady, I would view this as being essentially their problem, not mine. Yes, my approach makes me an awkward asshole, and she is undoubtedly more of a delight to deal with, but if they are going triple my costs and imprison me in a far worse room for 15 nights, I will do everything I can to check that it is absolutely necessary. In new situations such as this, most of it is just made up on the fly. No one you are dealing with is worried about the inconvenience and costs they are dumping on you, so, you have to fight your corner.
    9 points
  45. THis is an outrage! These Thai rats have managed to manipulate a person, who does not have the virus, into paying three times what she was paying before for a less quality room. Why, where is the justification? Why is a less quality room costing three times the price of a much better room. What extras are there? One test a day is all I think. This is just another Phuket Thai scam. The situation changes and the Phuker scammers adapt their scams to suit. Well this will seriously influence more potential mugs that were thinking of booking this sandbox. Stay away. There is an established calculated rip off in practice in Phuket called the sandbox. Don't be the next victim. Let them fail. Let them starve. They deserve no less.
    9 points
  46. The "what happens if a tourist tests positive" question was always something of a grey area in the run up to July 1st. But i can't recall anyone saying the whole flight would be quarantined. That bit was conveniently left out. It's becoming clear the whole thing is designed to relieve tourists of as much money as possible, not to give them a happy holiday experience. They are probably kicking themselves it's only 12 passengers into ALQ, and not a few hundred. You'd be safer staying at home playing russian roulette than putting yourself at the mercy of flip flop sandbox rules.
    9 points
  47. "In related news: Sun rises in the east this morning, say scientists."
    9 points
  48. Alex Scalia is the domain owner, along with many others. Not sure who actually owns the intellectual property rights to what was Thaivisa.com. Having said that they have very few intellectuals certainly none who masquerade as moderators. I initially joined George when he started it in 2002. Wasn't until morons such as Metisdead weaselled their way in I got my first suspension after something like 11,000 posts. I was banned immediately in 2012 when I highlighted the fact of the TVF moderator who murdered his wife whilst still acting as a moderator and the Australian mod who was a convicted peado. Had a few names since obviously but now thoroughly fed up with their attitudes. It appears to me that they have been infiltrated by Thai government apologists on the one hand and American poofs on the other when it come to certain moderators. That pathetic institution called the British Embassy, or British Consul as they prefer, appears to be just as limp wristed with zero regard for or care of the British Nationals in Thailand, most certainly giving us the bums rush on Covid vaccinations.
    9 points
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