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What I like (and don't like) about Fodor's Talk

Apr 19th, 2005, 03:54 AM
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What I love:
The activity of this board.If you write it,they will come.

The loads of usable practical info I've gotten here, like learning how to navigate the frustating Trenitalia website to buy 29euro tickets from Rome to Venice!

The presence of posters able to answer with arcane detail- Which bus do I take to get from my hotel to (fill in your favorite obscure site here )

Of course this all applies mostly to France,England,Italy boards.

I must confess,I do get snarky sometimes when I see yet another post entitled- ATM or Travellers Checks,which are better? or Where should I stay in Rome? I will try to take a few breaths tomorrow when I see these new posts again.
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Apr 19th, 2005, 05:33 AM
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>It's true that it appears in the right hand column (during "Preview"), as if it is "final" - - but you can still edit it.<

Thanks, Rex.

I thought that it had posted.

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Apr 19th, 2005, 05:55 AM
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The absolutely only things that bugs me is the concept of the troll.

It is dismissive, arrogant, and mind-numbing for anyone to assume they can divine another person's motives or identity.

Otherwise, I love reading and sometimes posting to Fodor's.

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Apr 19th, 2005, 07:19 AM
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I like:
- the first-hand information. Personal experiences are so helpful when scoping out a vacation.
-friendly nature of most Fodorites.

I do not like:
- suggestions of websites, but,of course, to each his own.
- People that post a 17 stop itinerary for an 8 day vacation and ask for a critique of it. That's Easy "TOO BUSY".
- People who have to tell us that they are traveling with their "girl (boy)friend of 11 years". No one really cares.

I salute Fodor's for providing a great service for travellers and dreamers.

Anthony
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Apr 19th, 2005, 03:55 PM
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I'll echo Anthony and grateful for him and so many like him who are really interested in travel, learning, sharing.
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Apr 19th, 2005, 05:50 PM
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HI Powell, if you don't mind my asking, I am curious about what it is about offering a website that you don't like? I sometimes cite them if people have asked about a particular hotel or if I believe the site may offer the OP some additional info...
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Apr 19th, 2005, 06:06 PM
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The good - The great information from those who know a great deal about traveling

The bad - The Know-it-alls that will "correct" other's opinions. Who elected them hall monitor, taker of names, Queen of the World?

But, if I have no idea how to conduct my life, I'm sure to find their "right answer" on this board. Have to admit I was truly shocked to read the "right" exercise routine on this board!
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Apr 19th, 2005, 06:09 PM
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Well said, Travelmebe.

About harsh replies, I think there're just few rude posters. I hope everyone won't think too much into things. Just focus on good, helpful replies and enjoy your planning or vacation.
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Apr 19th, 2005, 06:13 PM
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'right exercise?" you're kidding?
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Apr 19th, 2005, 06:22 PM
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The right exercise routine? How did I miss that thread? I presume you mean the one where you lose weight while not breaking a sweat?
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Apr 19th, 2005, 06:25 PM
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Nope, not kidding. I was scanning a thread and in the middle of it a regular poster had shared the "right" exercise routine to follow. I guessed the identity before I looked at the author's name. Some are as easy to identify as the regular trolls.

I have been often "corrected" by same poster.

'Tis a bit tedious.

Cigalechanta, I have to say that I adore your posts and when I see your name I visualize a pottery cigalchanta that I wish I had purchased in a shop in Gordes. I did buy a red egg holder that makes me smile everytime I open my fridge.
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Apr 19th, 2005, 06:50 PM
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Thanks, starrsville, yes, some posters think their choice, be it a restaurant is the only one way to go. I was happy to see Scarlett was drinking Lillet Rouge because one of our most popular posters tried to say it didn't come in red. This is a drink I have been having as one of my apertifs for years. The white is the most common to find here.
So you can't believe any éxpert."
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Apr 19th, 2005, 06:54 PM
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I wish I knew the title of the thread about the "right way to exercise"..maybe I could learn something
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Apr 19th, 2005, 06:55 PM
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Sorry- my previous posting was cut off...weird...or did I hit the wrong button~
anyway- I never knew Lillet came in White~
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Apr 19th, 2005, 07:14 PM
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I have nothing to add to this post except to send my greetings and best wishes to the esteemed Scarlett and my compatriot (I think I have that right -- Alberta, isn't it?) Marilyn.

Just spend the entire evening, to my considerable displeasure, rewriting a set of drafting instructions (rather imperfectly prepared by a staff member) for an important piece of legislation.

So I missed all the Black is the new Black controversy on another thread.

All the elements of high Fodors drama -- trolls, fashion dictats, recriminations, interventions by 3rd parties who weighed in on both/ all sides.

Among whom I think I saw the names of the above ladies.

Sorry to miss an evening of good clean Fodors family feudin'.
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Apr 19th, 2005, 07:21 PM
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Hello tedgale darlin
Just between the two of us~I am already tired of pink. I am considering only wearing white with orange
Especially since I have a gorgeous new bag that is (can you guess?) Orange!
But we will keep this quiet or else everyone will be wearing Orange and then we will see posts on Fodors with great rows over who wears orange or not~
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Apr 19th, 2005, 07:32 PM
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Moi? Canadienne? Wherever did you get that idea, Ted? I have resided most of my adult life in the San Francisco area. Grew up in St. Louis. Went to school in NY. I don't think I've ever been in Alberta, at least not in this incarnation.

But hello back atcha, anyway!
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Apr 19th, 2005, 08:58 PM
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What (aside from medieval literature creatures) is a "troll" and to what does "trolling" refer? (I did a search and found a lot of references to trolling, including references to confessions of and reformation from whatever comprises trolls, however, other than noting that it is not considered a good thing, still cannot tell what a troll does on a travel board.)
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Apr 19th, 2005, 09:03 PM
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Since I just posted this on another thread, I might as well repeat it here:

"A troll is someone who posts not to further commercial interests, but to provoke. Sometimes it is a ridiculous question and the troll is just trying to sucker people into wasting their time answering. Sometimes it is a very provocative question and the troll wants to get people into a fight with each other. Sometimes the troll has taken a dislike to someone on the forum and stalks that person and tries to ruin their threads.

Trolls can be amusing (muffin comes to mind) but mostly they are annoying and sometimes downright offensive and/or scary."
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Apr 19th, 2005, 09:24 PM
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What I really dislike is when people make comments about any race, religion etc. And that sure has happened today. My respect for certain people has certainly gone done the tube so to speak. Differences are fine, but the disrespect shown on Fodors today make me wonder if I want to continue on Fodors.
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