Ain't that the truth! 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".
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.
Finally figured out how to get started on this forum. It's great to see many familiar "faces" already!
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.