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Come on, get posting!

Post by sheik » Tue Mar 19, 2002 12:58 am

...we are about to overtake the Hakka forum for number of posts *:-)

You can see the "score" here:

http://chinalanguage.com/forum/index.php?f=0

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Thomas Chan

Re: Come on, get posting!

Post by Thomas Chan » Tue Mar 19, 2002 2:58 am

sheik wrote:
>
> ...we are about to overtake the Hakka forum for number of
> posts *:-)
>
> You can see the "score" here:
> >http://chinalanguage.com/forum/index.php?f=0

In my opinion, this forum has already
"overtaken" the Hakka forum since the
number of non-noise posts is much greater.

Unfortunately, few of the posts on the
Hakka forum have anything to do with
Hakka specifically rather than Chinese
in general, or "me too" posts asking for
the "Chinese alphabet" or tattoo requests
that are difficult to satisfy (name
renderings, insufficient context for
the sense of the word desired, etc).

There's nothing glorious about a
Cantonese forum having more interest and
discussion than its sister Hakka forum--
it's just another example of the decline
of Hakka and loss of its speakers to
Cantonese and Mandarin.


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Re: Come on, get posting!

Post by sheik » Tue Mar 19, 2002 2:12 pm

Er, I think it was fairly obvious I wasn't implying anything "glorious" about it - hence the smiley!

What is the Cantonese for "tongue in cheek?"

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Re: Come on, get posting!

Post by Kobo-Daishi » Tue Mar 19, 2002 10:25 pm

Dear readers,

It's a shame they didn't get rid of all the postings requesting tattoos and alphabets. But, then 90% of the postings would be gone from the Chinese language forum, Mandarin language forum and Hakka language forum.

Thomas, I received your e-mail, but haven't had a chance to reply.

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Re: Come on, get posting!

Post by sheik » Wed Mar 20, 2002 7:53 pm

Kobo-Daishi wrote:
> It's a shame they didn't get rid of all the postings
> requesting tattoos and alphabets. But, then 90% of the
> postings would be gone from the Chinese language forum,
> Mandarin language forum and Hakka language forum.

Thomas should find it much easier to delete entire threads using this new forum system (should he wish to of course).

I've also suggested a forum exclusively for name/tattoo requests - it could have a prominent link at the top of it to a page that spells out the do's and don't for requests.

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