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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Unless the last two months of teflwatch are discussed its gonna seem more like phil and greg talking over milky tea on a plush sofa.
    I've just sent the questions to Greg and I like the look of them.

    BTW, what happened in the last two months?
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    I don't know how seriously you take the hot seat Phil, but that kind of heavy petting doesn't sound like any hard-hitting journalism I've ever heard of. Isn't supplying questions before the interview usually considered a no-no?
    I take them very seriously....but I don't do them over the phone. I never have.
    The questions are there and they are still there to be answered. By e-mail, by phone - doesn't matter.

    Our civil exchange was to give me an overview of what had gone on in the last two years. My memory isn't perhaps what it was. But all the stuff about 'he logged in as him and she logged in as me and said stuff about them' is just a waste of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crew
    doesn't sound like any hard-hitting journalism I've ever heard of.
    Nor is it meant to be.
    Last edited by Bangkok Phil; 25th March 2008 at 18:15. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil
    BTW, what happened in the last two months? -----
    Phillip you really havent heard or seen what has gone on?
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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil
    BTW, what happened in the last two months?
    Why not look at the TW thread in the ice box along with the deleted/edited post from that thread. Might be a good place to start. Also, if you're really interested why don't you check out the TW threads in the MKP section of the otter channel.

    But, if you really want a recap of the last two months here, I'd be happy to oblige.

    Oh and I noticed Greg removed all those nasty comments about the admin and moderators after you posted that you sent Greg the questions for the interview.

    Coincidence?

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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    Quote Originally Posted by crew
    doesn't sound like any hard hitting journalism that I've ever heard of
    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil
    Nor is it meant to be.
    Perhaps 'Plush Sofa' would work better than 'Hot Seat' ?
    Last edited by Cyrille; 26th March 2008 at 00:15.

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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    Or Cyrille.....what about fluffy poufee?

    F**ing beat that!

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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    Quote Originally Posted by josh_ingu
    Given that it sounds as though mutual hand jobs are in the offing, I would have thought the "cuddling couch" or the "snogging sofa" to be more apt?
    -j-
    Nah. Fluffy Pouffe wins it by a mile.

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    So we're definitely talking more 'David Frost' than 'Jeremy Paxman' here.

    Or perhaps, like Frostie, you're just lulling Greg into a false sense of security before hitting him with a whiplash enquiry like

    'Is Andy REALLY Vanila Ice', Amigo?

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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    Wonder if Ole' Jack Straw might be a decent "Hot Seat" candidate. Right after Whitey...to be recorded in the anals of TEFL work forever.

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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo
    to be recorded in the anals of TEFL work forever.
    Freudian slip?

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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille

    'Is Andy REALLY Vanila Ice', Amigo?
    I did slip in a question about Andy in fact.
    It was going to be "where is he working now?" but I felt that was a bit lame.

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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    I thought Andy was Namtok...the guy that was caned. Maybe Namtok is really Vanilla Ice.

    Ice Ice Baby!

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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    You mean after the interview has been put up, the members can ask questions on a special thread here on the forum?
    That would work. Probably need to have a moderator in order to set up certain terms of reference such as lenght of post, not allowing any attacks even remotely personal and banning offending members from posting on the thread (i.e. if they don't play by the rules they are asked publically not to participate.

    I'd give it about a four day window then lock it down, perhaps with a summation from both yourself and Whitey just to close things out nice and neatly.

    Would be a nice adjunct to the interview.

    Good idea but really necessary to have iron fisted moderation on the thread over that period.

    Looking forward to the interview.

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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    I hope that somebody can get the site up again!

    There were 'issues', and many of the other comments on here are true---like making sure you turn on the 'unhappiness filter' (ajarns having a pop due to individual issues, sour grapes).

    However, even if the site made sure that ONE newbie didn't end up working in a dodgy school, it did a good job. I routinely send the URL to newbs in the UK and USA at the same time as I send the ajarn.com details. Both sites have good points and are useful.

    I am sad that it has come to this level of bickering. There are no winners, only losers now. We all lose a precious resource...and God knows we need such resources in this lousy job scene.

    PEd

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    Re: TEFLWatch Forums Closed Permanently

    Quote Originally Posted by ScorpioPower
    What I need to know about is hirers and firers and bad payers, not personal politics.
    Indeed. The site will be missed. I hope someone esle will take it up. I also hope the past information is kept availiable on the interent. It kept me from applying to at least one school where it would have been a mistake. I think everyone viewing the forum knew that one could be looking at the rantings of a disgurntled ex-employee. However it was the start in a search for information. It took the rose colored glasses off the schools.

    Quote Originally Posted by haltest
    Respect to Greg for trying to run what was a very difficult and contentious site. It will be interesting to read his take on the problems of running the site, although it is a shame that he has decided to close it.
    I agree. With all the legal threats and so on and then not being able to get the ad revenue from schools makes it a difficult business model.

    This was the site we could go to to talk openly about problems with schools and administration. About getting shafted on contracts and so on. As I say, the site will be missed. I hope that the owner changes his mind or that the site is passed on to someone else who will keep it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8
    Freudian slip?
    necessary punani

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