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Old Feb 26th, 2016, 10:25 AM
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The best comments.

We've been told to be nice...
Here I would propose to copy paste the best comments found on threads.
Here is the first, from an ongoing thread. No need to cite the author, I'd say :

'it hasn't been turned into what the ahistoric non-city Venice of twee preserved-for-tourist amusements that Venice has prostituted itself to become to please its groping, drooling fans.'
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Old Feb 26th, 2016, 10:28 AM
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'Venice is sinking under the weight of tourism'
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Old Feb 26th, 2016, 10:53 AM
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'it hasn't been turned into what the ahistoric non-city Venice of twee preserved-for-tourist amusements that Venice has prostituted itself to become to please its groping, drooling fans.'

Could somebody parse that sentence for me?
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Old Feb 26th, 2016, 11:06 AM
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Forget Venice.

Actually, you can be not that kind to newbie's--own up!! to your shortcomings.
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Old Feb 26th, 2016, 11:16 AM
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I'm with bvlenci. We can all be sweet as pie but grammar girl is gonna have a field day...
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Old Feb 26th, 2016, 11:31 AM
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That sentence choked google translate when I asked fro English.
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 09:27 AM
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Off-topic, Whathello, email address is on my profile.
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 09:49 AM
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>>Groping, drooling fansreal [wherever]

YOU are a visitor (to whom I shall give the benefit of the doubt as regards your capacity to appreciate the real [wherever] - but you're on probation)

THEY are groping, drooling fans who think overpriced tourist tat is not only the real [wherever], but are convinced that it's the only [wherever]- and they love it.
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 10:21 AM
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Patrick - a sort of travelling Nancy Mitford perhaps?
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 11:01 AM
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Yet another thread to make fun of your fellow posters? Really??
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 11:16 AM
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This is beginning to sound like the bunker in 1945.

When are the Russians coming?
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 11:25 AM
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A pity the Lounge isn't open, all these threads could, and should be taken there.
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 11:30 AM
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No kidding that! It's really too bad the Lounge is closed because it was made for exactly this purpose. To keep the meandering chit chat off the travel destination forums.
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 12:56 PM
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Hets

Have they closed it down?

Europe forum is becoming comical.
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 12:58 PM
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It isn't closed down, just closed to those who signed up after a certain date. They don't even see it in the forum listings.
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TPAYT's thread was begun expression frustration about people's unwillingness to be nicer to NEW posters (despite the headline; the first post makes the issue clear). So it is disingenous to put up a post by me that I wrote in response to the insulting treatment a NEW poster was being given.

I type very fast and hit the button. Very often I go back and clean up my mistakes. I'm not bothering to re-check the thread to see if i clariified my remarks. I am just as unapologetic about my typos and garbles sentences as I am about telling you idiots off when you treat new posters badly and, worse, give them bad advice based on your extremely limiited experiences in Italy especially, and even more limited ideas on how other people enjoy traveling in Europe.
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ah -- meant to type "begun expressing frustration" -- and just remembered I often do apologize for my typos. Just not doing it on a thread with as much mean spirited ill-intent as this one.

What a hell it must be to be what the hell--oh, fill in the blanks with whatever you need to believe about yourself, and I'm sure your equally mean Fodor frenemies with be eager to gush all over you. Who was it who said "people are never closer to one anotehr when they can find somebody to hate together" -- ?? - or something like that.

I'm with Yanis V. on this, feeling the contempt with pride.
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 01:24 PM
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Interesting that Whathello didn't include some of his/her more controversial comments.

Like his love for Rich.

Anyways, I am honored to be included with this group

without the OP. LOL
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 01:27 PM
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The world will not stop turning if new posters stop coming to Fodor's for advice. And certainly not worth all this DRAMA.

Maybe some of you should be writing soap operas instead of giving travel advice...

And what a shame, too, because some of you, including Sandra, have good advice to give, but emotion takes over from logic and makes a very uncomfortable arena for the public.
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 01:30 PM
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<The world will not stop turning if new posters stop coming to Fodor's for advice.>

No but it would eventually be the death of the forums.
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