What city are you living now?


SwitSof
#1
Just curious since there are some Canadians here who live abroad it seems.
Dublin here, soon to be Lyon from next week though.
 
hermanntrude
#2
edmonton alberta. Have also lived in Fox lake, alberta, London, Canterbury, Sheffield, Southampton and Cranfield in the UK.
 
SwitSof
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

edmonton alberta.

Was there ever any forum rendezvous in Edmonton?
 
karrie
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by SwitSofView Post

Was there ever any forum rendezvous in Edmonton?

Nope.

And frankly, after seeing the viners go at it over and over and over again, using their personal meetings as fodder to make dig after dig against one another, I for one am NOT keen on the idea of any forum rendezvous.
 
SwitSof
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

Nope.

And frankly, after seeing the viners go at it over and over and over again, using their personal meetings as fodder to make dig after dig against one another, I for one am NOT keen on the idea of any forum rendezvous.

That bad eh? That's a shame I had forum rendezvous well especially with the Japan forum members not only in Tokyo, but also in Osaka and even London and every rendezvous had always been fantastic, at least till the day I left Japan.
So this digging thing was not done by the troll(s) only I suppose?
That's really odd, considering in all about 10 rendezvous in 2 years of that Japan forum, there had never been such catty fight especially from things you heard in the rendezvous, I suppose where people mostly let their guard down a little at least. And the members are even of different nationalities: Canadians, Brits, Americans, OZs, Japanese, Korean, Germans, etc.
 
karrie
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by SwitSofView Post

That bad eh? That's a shame I had forum rendezvous well especially with the Japan forum members not only in Tokyo, but also in Osaka and even London and every rendezvous had always been fantastic, at least till the day I left Japan.
So this digging thing was not done by the troll(s) only I suppose?
That's really odd, considering in all about 10 rendezvous in 2 years of that Japan forum, there had never been such catty fight especially from things you heard in the rendezvous, I suppose where people mostly let their guard down a little at least. And the members are even of different nationalities: Canadians, Brits, Americans, OZs, Japanese, Korean, Germans, etc.

People from the viners group have had their weight thrown into trolling debates, their financial status, all sorts of stuff. It truly disgusted me to think that people would take the time to meet, only for it to end up as ammo for an internet fight.

personally, if someone from on-line truly piques my interest and is nearby, I'm likely to find a way to meet them. But, meeting the whole forum, not really my cup of tea.
 
SwitSof
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

Cranfield in the UK.

Hermann, what was the city like? I probably will live there for several months next year.
 
SwitSof
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

people would take the time to meet, only for it to end up as ammo for an internet fight.

Hmm, well that would be what I'd call pathetic.

Quote:

personally, if someone from on-line truly piques my interest and is nearby, I'm likely to find a way to meet them. But, meeting the whole forum, not really my cup of tea.

Well, you can't like everybody and vice versa so yeah meeting the whole forum would be too big of a group. The rendezvous in Tokyo in that Japan forum were always done only by inviting people who get to know each other a little bit better from their writing in the forum, writing to each other on PMs and maybe even phone/email later, basically people who seem to get along.
 
DaSleeper
#9
I have met a few of the viners and have the personal address of a few more with no problems……..and some I haven’t met because of schedule conflicts when I was near Toronto.

Any other problems are those that occur naturally within any group of people with different points of view.

The troublemakers are the ones who hide behind the anonymity that the computer provides even going so far as using as using different servers or proxy servers to hide their general location
 
hermanntrude
#10
city isn't the word.

It's a small town, next to a busy but small airport with a University on the other side of the airfield. the nearest decent sized town is Milton Keynes which was built on a grid, which is unusual in england, and at each intersection they put a roundabout. Travel across MK and you'll get sick and dizzy. Plenty of shops but not much of interest, except the old town which is quite pretty if you can find it. the next nearest town is bedford. Don't go there, it's nasty.

Cranfield itself is pretty small, with a few little pubs and lots of nice footpaths to the surrounding villages. There's an excellent dairy somewhere nearby which does lovely ice-cream. Over on the University campus (are you going there?) there are three bars, the CSA, the social club and cafe pacific, The first is the student bar, which can be a lot of fun, especially in the summer, when no-one can be bothered to run it properly. I used to draw my own pints at times. The social club is more social and the villagers come over too... sometimes you'd get the feeling they'd rather not have the students there.... cafe pacific is mostly for the pilots doing their training. It's cool but quiet and small. The campus is about 80% male and can get a little crazy at times... Get out as often as you can or you'll start to get confused about what the real world is like.
 
SwitSof
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

the next nearest town is bedford. Don't go there, it's nasty.

Why?

Quote:

The social club is more social and the villagers come over too... sometimes you'd get the feeling they'd rather not have the students there.... cafe pacific is mostly for the pilots doing their training. It's cool but quiet and small. The campus is about 80% male and can get a little crazy at times...

Yeah, going to be in the campus area most likely. Unless I have to find me own flat to rent, yikes! Would it be difficult?
The social club sounds lovely, but I hope there are other things to do than just going to pubs to socialise, cause I don't drink!
 
SwitSof
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

The troublemakers are the ones who hide behind the anonymity that the computer provides even going so far as using as using different servers or proxy servers to hide their general location

It's always a bad idea to invite the trolls in, just cause they can spoil the community.
 
Dreadful Nonsense
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#13
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

The troublemakers are the ones who hide behind the anonymity that the computer provides even going so far as using as using different servers or proxy servers to hide their general location

roflmao....that would be MOI....

lol....

Hey DAS you still useing that program that hacks into forums to see people's ip addy and location....wasn't that how you erm ?proved? I was on proxy and that the deadman was broadcasting from the cn tower vacinity???? thats what i gathered from your inuendo about said subject.....lil foggy on the details, but i recall something.....Was that you or someone else?...dunno maybe it's all part of a troll's dream or somting
 
hermanntrude
#14
The university has plenty of societies and so on. I'll be honest with you, though, if you don't really work hard at keeping yourself occupied it can be a mind-numbingly boring place. I suffered from depression while I was there, although that might have been because my gf was 3000 miles away and i'm a wuss.

Renting's not too hard in cranfield. I stayed 2 years in Lanchester halls and one year in an ancient farmhouse in the village, which was weirdly surrounded by a moat and infested with mice. It was the cheapest place to stay in Cranfield at the time, and i wasn't picky.

If you have a car you'll find it a lot easier. despite being close to some largish towns it's quite remote. Public transport is awful. I'd reccommend regular trips to london to get yourself re-oriented.

When I went to cranfield, 1st year students were guaranteed a place in the halls.

Bedford isn't as bad as I make out, but I wouldn't hang around there much. It's got a high crime-rate and is pretty ugly. Apparently lots of good clubs but probably not the kind you'd go to without getting rat-arsed.

I have some cranfield pictures somewhere buried in the mists of time.
 
SwitSof
#15
Back to topic, anybody in France: Paris, Lyon, Nice etc.?
Seems there are some in Germany.
 
SwitSof
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

I have some cranfield pictures somewhere buried in the mists of time.

Cheers for the tips really!
I don't drive but will certainly make trips to London, have some friends there thank goodness!
If you found the photos, please post them then, here or maybe in the below thread:
forums.canadiancontent.net/lo...ighlight=photo (external - login to view)
 
hermanntrude
#17
if I find any that seem half useful to you, I'll post them somewhere like facebook or my msn space or something. They're probably not that good though.
 
Impetus
#18
A small hamlet one hour northeast of Toronto.

Close enough to get my fill of the city, and far enough away to discourage all but the heartiest of urban visitors.

Muz
 
Vereya
#19
And I live in Tula, it is a small town about two hundred kilometers from Moscow.
 
SwitSof
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by VereyaView Post

And I live in Tula, it is a small town about two hundred kilometers from Moscow.

Have you been to Moscow then? What is it like?
Heard from a Mexican friend it's a growing city so things are rather exciting he said.
 
Vereya
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by SwitSofView Post

Have you been to Moscow then? What is it like?
Heard from a Mexican friend it's a growing city so things are rather exciting he said.

Yes, I have been to Moscow quite often, I have friends there, and I really like Moscow. First of all, it is a very beautiful city. The town I live in is an industrial, though an old one, and there is little to see there. And Moscow is absolutely different. I like the center of Moscow, it's got all those small streets and lanes with very quiant names, and with those really old buildings, some dating from the 17th century. And they are mostly kept in good repair, and they look very beautiful, and give a very interesting atmosphere to the city center. Besides, there are lots of interesting places, lots of things to do and see. And yes, your friend was right, there's now a lot of development in Moscow, a lot of opportunities.
 
Meeshee
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by SwitSofView Post

Back to topic, anybody in France: Paris, Lyon, Nice etc.?
Seems there are some in Germany.

I was born in Germany. But I live now in Canada`s Capital!
 
Dreadful Nonsense
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#23
Quote: Originally Posted by MeesheeView Post

I was born in Germany. But I live now in Canada`s Capital!

MEEEEEEEEESHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
yayness galore......
 
Meeshee
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by DocDredView Post

MEEEEEEEEESHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
yayness galore......

Did ya miss me Doc?
 
Dreadful Nonsense
-1
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by MeesheeView Post

Did ya miss me Doc?

sending Doc porn to yer office.....mwwuuuaaaahahahahahaha......
 
daisygirl
#26
I live just outside a village which is about an hour and 15 minutes north-east of Toronto, directly across from a ski resort. Beautiful country here.

Karrie, you have misunderstood about the Vine. The ones that you see fighting here have never met each other in person. The ones who have met each other usually get along ...although, like any family, there have been some spats. The spat between triedit and myself was horrible, sad to say. It started from a misunderstanding and grew from there. We have since both learned a lot from it and have made up, thank goodness, because I love her dearly.

Personally, I love the meets and definitely don't blame them for any of the in-house fighting that was on the Vine. We were a small group and probably knew each other too well from being on-line, not from the meets. At the meets, we either ate, danced, listened to fantastic live music (courtesy of Muz, thank you very much!), etc.

What I am saying is that our meets were not the cause of our problems so don't let our experiences deter you from having meets. The meets are a lot of fun!
Last edited by daisygirl; Aug 14th, 2007 at 11:17 PM..Reason: spelling
 
Unforgiven
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by daisygirlView Post

I live just outside a village which is about an hour and 15 minutes north-east of Toronto, directly across from a ski resort. Beautiful country here.

Karrie, you have misunderstood about the Vine. The ones that you see fighting here have never met each other in person. The ones who have met each other usually get along ...although, like any family, there have been some spats. The spat between triedit and myself was horrible, sad to say. It started from a misunderstanding and grew from there. We have since both learned a lot from it and have made up, thank goodness, because I love her dearly.

Personally, I love the meets and definitely don't blame them for any of the in-house fighting that was on the Vine. We were a small group and probably knew each other too well from being on-line, not from the meets. At the meets, we either ate, danced, listened to fantastic live music (courtesy of Muz, thank you very much!), etc.

What I am saying is that our meets were not the cause of our problems so don't let our experiences deter you from having meets. The meets are a lot of fun!

Now Sue, you have to let go the past and leave the problems of the Vine back at the Vine. This is a new place and we all need to start fresh. No one here wants to listen to all that stuff, and it makes them feel all bored and fingerwaggy. So let's not put the good people here off by continually bringing up the past, the fights and the music.

Also, I find that kid in your avatar with the flower pot on her head some what unnerving. That is all.
 
daisygirl
#28
Okey-dokey, Unf.

P.S. I'm still waiting for a big Unf hug the next time I see you.
 
Unforgiven
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Quote: Originally Posted by daisygirlView Post

Okey-dokey, Unf.

P.S. I'm still waiting for a big Unf hug the next time I see you.

Thanks for the heads up Sue.
 

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