Posted by Lï¿½ffel on January 19, 2001 at 19:44:43:
In Reply to: Okey, let's start a conversations in swedish! posted by Per-Ola on January 19, 2001 at 19:24:25:
Alright Per-Ola, this is exactly what I have been waiting for - you and your permament bitching about german visitors of this site writing german messages. I am one of those much beloved german individuals, and I can tell you that I consider it writing german messages as justified, and I want to explain you why.
I basically agree that everything put on this board should be written in english. A message written in english obviously reaches more people than messages written in any other language, so point taken. However, and this is where theory and reality go separate ways, the past has been evidence that it doesn't work like that, not on this board. You may find it offensive but I feel that the few Germans who post here regularly - those, only those, I'm not generalizing saying all Germans are more eloquent than other people or anything like that - make up 90% of the entire discussion that has ever been going on on this board, and that regardless of what leanguage their messages are written in. And to put it on blunt terms, even when a German takes himself the time to write long message, a really long message in english, he usually gets replies of the same length only by other Germans (which are then written in english as well). All replies that consist of three lines or less than that are usually non-Germans. I have no idea why it is like that and I'm not happy about it myself, but it's a fact to me and that is why I have given up writing my messages in english - it's simply not worth it. There might be loads of non-Germans who read all english messages posted here, but this obviously remains totally unseen for the author who never gets any feedback about how many peole read what he had to say. If they can't be bothered to reply, it's their loss.
You, Per-Ola, are at the forefront of these people. I remember a number of my own postings last year when "Victory" came out, postings I wrote in english. There were all quite long, and whenever you replied, it was like absolutley nothing. I have never ever seen anything constructive by you on this site - you only speak when you have something to complain about, and for people like that I consider it as a waste of time to write my messages in english.
Prove me wrong, and I will be the first to change my mind and start a lively discussion with you !
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