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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    ...so Topper destroyed the old TEFL Watch site then?
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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson
    My money definitely on TSR. These guys cut to the chase, no bullshit or antsy pansy stuff. Get out there TSR and kick some ass
    Russ, so you'd support a forum that does NOT care about teachers in Thailand? Seems like a good plan to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey
    It's strange that the questions poised, which affect the credibility of the interviewer, were not answered.
    The interview wasn't about me.....but I'm sure I'll answer any questions you'd like. But turn about is fair play, the admin of TSR has to answer some of mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by haltest
    No one asked him to do
    Actually Greg suggested it on another thread here.

    Quote Originally Posted by defender
    And now we are to believe that here is a guy with no personal agenda ......
    And what agenda would that be? Allowing the mods a place to showcase their forums?
    But then again, I don't work for TSR as a mod, so a better question is ....whats your agenda?
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    Quote Originally Posted by panhunger
    ...so Topper destroyed the old TEFL Watch site then?
    Based on what Greg said in the hot interview with Phil, it sounded like he cracked and just couldn't keep it going any more. The terrible stress caused by myself and others as well as him sucking as an admin caused him to quit. But read the hotseat interview yourself and form your own opinion.
    Last edited by Topper; 29th April 2008 at 07:29. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    We've already had one tediously long thread on TEFL watchdog sites and I don't see this one heading anywhere other than a thread full of insults.
    The worst job in Thailand must be the man who has to sit down with a blue marker pen and mark a number two on the two-baht coins to stop people thinking they are one-baht coins.

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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    The OP suggested that comments be made on my blogsite....LDMA had indicated on another thread that is what he wished.

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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    The OP suggested that comments be made on my blogsite.

    Quote Originally Posted by Topper
    Russ, so you'd support a forum that does NOT care about teachers in Thailand? Seems like a good plan to me.



    The interview wasn't about me.....but I'm sure I'll answer any questions you'd like. But turn about is fair play, the admin of TSR has to answer some of mine!



    Actually Greg suggested it on another thread here.



    And what agenda would that be? Allowing the mods a place to showcase their forums?
    But then again, I don't work for TSR as a mod, so a better question is ....whats your agenda?
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    Based on what Greg said in the hot interview with Phil, it sounded like he cracked and just couldn't keep it going any more. The terrible stress caused by myself and others as well as him sucking as an admin caused him to quit. But read the hotseat interview yourself and form your own opinion.

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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    Quote Originally Posted by Topper
    The OP suggested that comments be made on my blogsite....LDMA had indicated on another thread that is what he wished.
    So we need to lock it down then. That's the only way to stop people posting.

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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey
    It's prolly the same old tired bollix line because the person doing the interviewing was continuing the same old tired bollix line. It's strange that the questions poised, which affect the credibility of the interviewer, were not answered.
    Its not really that strange that the questions asked were not answered, the interviewee has a very long track record of ignoring questions posed to him whilst rabbiting on abput whatever complete bollix the voices in his head tell him to rabbit about!

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey
    But this is not my issue to deal with at all. I just love watching it from the sidelines. I, and I am sure everyone else, feel comforted knowing that the fox is watching over the henhouses
    Not your issue to deal with? has complete control over this issue now been given over to one or many of the voices then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil
    So we need to lock it down then. That's the only way to stop people posting.
    that may well be the best thing Phil.
    Last edited by kidneystone; 29th April 2008 at 07:41. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    I agree with anyone who thinks Topper is a loony.

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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    Jimbo,

    Just responding to the comments the mod team allowed here!

    My lips are sealed....no more comments, I promise! Check out the blog site in a bit though!

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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    So we need to lock it down then. That's the only way to stop people posting.
    I get the point Phil, though isn't Thailand's premier teaching site the best place for an open discussion with regards the merits of the three competing sites? I'm sure there are others like myself who are waiting to see which site comes across as the most viable.
    I'm not that interested in going to the blog.

    Simply a matter of keeping the discussion civil and on topic. Course I know that's a tall order.

    Russ, so you'd support a forum that does NOT care about teachers in Thailand? Seems like a good plan to me.
    That's a pretty sweeping statement Topper. But forget it.

    Why not keep things on topic? What are the merits of one forum over the competing two. Why not leave personalites out of it. We've all been around that block far too many times.

    Why not present these eight questions one at a time on the thread. Allow each of the administrators at the new forum a short response. Then open the forum to say perhaps ten -fifteen questions from the forum users at large. Build into this an opportunity for the admins to respond to each question.

    A mod would have to be on hand to serve as moderator.

    As Discuss might have said "it can't be that bloody difficult".

    I agree that if you can't structure the discussion then you might as well shut it down. It just seems infantile that a discussion has to be shut down because teaching professionals can't conduct themselves in a reasonably professional manner.
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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    Somebody's taking their not-for-profit job far too seriously... (TSR)

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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson
    That's a pretty sweeping statement Topper. But forget it.
    Please refer to the answer given by the admin of TSR in response to question 10. How would you interpret that statement Russell? And I would hope the teachers based in Thailand DON'T forget what the response was.

    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson
    Why not present these eight questions one at a time on the thread. Allow each of the administrators at the new forum a short response. Then open the forum to say perhaps ten -fifteen questions from the forum users at large. Build into this an opportunity for the admins to respond to each question.
    Russell. Please refer to LDMA's wishes pointed out on the three weeks wasted thread.

    Russell...there was 10 questions....

    Oh well...so much for me keeping my mouth shut...

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    Re: Interview with the new TEFL forum admins!

    This is Topper's show. Please post further thoughts on this subject on Topper's site.

    Good luck to all three sites.
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