Refugees Are Welcome Here

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3 years 1 month ago #864 by sfatula
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Ain't that the truth! :dry: Just kidding. Well, I work with a bunch from Serbia who do very good, and, I have worked with many an Indian (country) who were pretty good at their craft, but, were initially very difficult for me to understand. I don't like insulting people, intentional or not, and, all I could think of when I didn't understand a single English word they were saying was "send me an email".
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3 years 1 month ago - 3 years 1 month ago #893 by JTSR71
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Oldbooks1 wrote: Having had the opportunity to interact on work matters with "students" for whom English was not a native language from many different countries, including Mali, I would happily take my chances in dealing with any of them rather than contend with certain native speakers of English who routinely produce documents, supposedly in that language, on a website with which I, on basis of evidence and belief, think you may be familiar.


I totally agree with you.

The reference to Timbuktu is because historically it has been a synonym for the most far away place that can be thought of. In which case, I was mocking the decision of R+ to have searched so far away for that particular job.

No offense to Timbuktuans was intended.

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3 years 1 month ago #895 by Isamorph
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Yeah-- they have been going through hard times of late:

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3 years 1 month ago #976 by Diedrich_Duo
Greetings, All,

Finally figured out how to get started on this forum. It's great to see many familiar "faces" already!

Looking forward to (and hoping for) a smooth migration over to Ting this week. They have amazing customer service!

More to come soon -- till then, take care and have a great week.

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3 years 4 weeks ago #2724 by hungryghost

Diedrich_Duo wrote: Greetings, All,

Finally figured out how to get started on this forum. It's great to see many familiar "faces" already!
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What problems did you have signing up? Did the activation email go to your spam folder?

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3 years 4 weeks ago - 3 years 4 weeks ago #2835 by Diedrich_Duo

hungryghost wrote:

Diedrich_Duo wrote: Greetings, All,

Finally figured out how to get started on this forum. It's great to see many familiar "faces" already!
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What problems did you have signing up? Did the activation email go to your spam folder?


No problems signing up once I realized how to proceed with the registration, and the e-mail notification made it to my inbox fine, too.

BTW, I was relieved that there were no interruptions to my service during the auto-migration to Ting -- everything is working perfectly. Kudos to Ting for helping us through the sad demise of RingPlus (especially those like myself who are not DIY types), and thank you @hungryghost for making this forum available!

P.S. Thanks, too, for the promotion (?) to Smoke Signals -- that sounds lots better than Newbie. :-)

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