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Where are you from?

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Belgium
Bermuda
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Emirates
England
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Lebanon
Lithuania
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Phillippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Scotland
Serbia-Montenegro
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United States
Wales

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Offline Ned

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2008, 09:48 AM »
You may be interested in this thread:

Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International

I stand by the opinion I offered there.

Ned

Offline Forrest Anderson

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2008, 01:26 PM »
Well here is a summary by April 7, 2008...

Total Voters:     246      248           what's wrong ??

It seems that the forum software can't add up properly, and loses two votes.

After copying and pasting into Excel, I reckon your 248 figure is correct, although I see that an extra member from the US has voted since you did your breakdown, making the current total 249, whereas the poll says the total is currently 247.

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Offline mhch

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2008, 01:29 PM »


 Yep, I came up to the same conclusion, but I kept it quiet !!!
 No software ever exists without bugs. Note: plural  ;) :D ;D

Offline shodan

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2008, 03:54 PM »
Hi all !
special credits here to Mhch who really moved me to boost up the french score to the incredible account of 4.

Shodan,



Offline Fred West

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2008, 03:56 PM »
Shodan, welcome and thanks to mhch for drafting a new recruit. ;) :D ;D Fred
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Offline mhch

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2008, 07:25 PM »
Shodan, welcome and thanks to mhch for drafting a new recruit. ;) :D ;D Fred

I did post a note on the www.cyberbricoleur.com French forum as a reminder.
 I read a number of Festool related threads in it, a small scale version of our MFT mods,
 boom arms, homemade MFT, etc ... discussions, and I'm pretty sure the folks behind
them access the FOG but do not know of this poll.  Language could be an issue for sure
(I know I'm an exception to be a French who speaks more English than French ....)

We'll see the results soon.

Offline Omer

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2008, 11:16 AM »
Hi !!!!!
There is a fistfull of frenchies here ! :D
This is Omer's salutations , from France too...
 

Offline mhch

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2008, 11:20 AM »


 Omer, did you tick the France entry ? (d?sol? de communiquer en
 langue estrang?re)

Offline Omer

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2008, 04:23 PM »
Oups! Now it's OK...  ;D

Offline shodan

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2008, 05:18 PM »
Omer, mhch : nice to meet you both in this lair !

Fred : thanks for the warm welcome. Seems a pretty cosy place ;-)

Offline mhch

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2008, 08:57 PM »


More froggies on the FOG ... Super duper, the international representation gets enlarged !!

for a bit  of history behind the stereotype, and a bit of  fun

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0PAL/is_498_158/ai_106652581
http://allaboutfrogs.org/weird/general/frenchfrogs.html



Offline Eli

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2008, 09:24 PM »
Bienvenue les grenouilles! ;D ;D ;D
Do nothing, stay ahead.

Offline mhch

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2008, 09:39 PM »

  That's right, Eli is a hopper specialist  :D :D :D :D

Offline Eli

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2008, 01:22 AM »
Ayuh, been ta France.
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Offline mhch

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2008, 06:21 PM »

You are welcome to visit again, and I'll be pleased to help anyone planning
a trip in case of a need.

6 frogs now .... I knew they were visiting (from my reading other French forums),
but did not dare to tick the poll, they needed a tick in the h...e to do so.

Offline Eli

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2008, 06:41 PM »
I'm about as far away from France as I could be now. Don't know when I'll get back there. I guess I should add, "cain't get there from here".
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Offline Fred West

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2008, 06:44 PM »
Eli, just not right using a Maine or New Hampshire saying in Australia to a Frenchman.  :D ;) :o Fred
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Offline mhch

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2008, 07:05 PM »


 It's true i did not get it, but i'll ask my British wife when she is awake
 too morrow morning. She can even ask a relative in N.Z for
 extra help (he used to be a light keeper .... interesting).



Offline Eli

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2008, 02:22 AM »
mhch-
if you went for a drive "down east", in the Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, even some areas of Massachusetts or NY state, and you stopped to ask a farmer or country boy for directions to a certain place, he would either say, "take a left up the road a piece where the Johnson's barn burned down", or he'd say "Can't get there from here", which means you're on the wrong road entirely, you're a flatlander idiot, and your passenger rear tire is missing a snow chain..... ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Offline mhch

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2008, 03:13 AM »


 I drove once from Mass thru New Hampshire to Vermont, and back, but I
 did not interview farmers, and that was in July ... so it seems I missed most of the interesting bits  :D ;)

My memories from Vermont: looks like Switzerland to me ?

Offline Eli

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2008, 05:40 AM »
I've got it the other way round. Everything looks like Vermont to me.  ;D
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Offline mhch

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2008, 06:09 AM »

 Even Autralia ?

Offline mhch

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2008, 02:09 AM »

It seems there is no way for a member to find who are all the other members of the same country.

Offline jonny round boy

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2008, 08:32 AM »

It seems there is no way for a member to find who are all the other members of the same country.

Good point!

Matthew,

Is there a way of adding a drop-down to the 'profile' where members can state their country? Then in the 'members' page you could search by country? Obviously, there's already a 'location' heading in the profile, but since it's free text it's not searchable.

I seem to remember we've had this discussion before....
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Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2008, 09:33 AM »

It seems there is no way for a member to find who are all the other members of the same country.

Good point!

Matthew,

Is there a way of adding a drop-down to the 'profile' where members can state their country? Then in the 'members' page you could search by country? Obviously, there's already a 'location' heading in the profile, but since it's free text it's not searchable.

I seem to remember we've had this discussion before....

The forum software is about to get a major update (for those of you who are techies out there, we're running version 1.1.5, and the update is 2.0).  In the new version, there is a system for adding all kinds of fields to members' profiles, and one of those is a "country field."  It will be required on registration to designate your country, and everyone who is already registered will be asked to add that information to their profiles.

So, yes, that will happen.

There are lots of other improvements in the new SMF version that people will be very happy about!  I'll keep everyone posted on the update, which should be happening soon.

Matthew
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2014, 03:57 AM »
I didnt know where to say I was from. I am a American on a 3 year temp tour of the UK.
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline jonny round boy

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #56 on: August 23, 2014, 04:20 AM »
I didnt know where to say I was from. I am a American on a 3 year temp tour of the UK.

Well it's been 6 years mate, so you don't need to rush into a decision! [smile]
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #57 on: November 09, 2014, 07:10 AM »
JRB,

Ya know Im a little slow at decision making . Maybe Ill wait till I rotate back then say Im from Tx formerly of UK and prior to that SoCal
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline Alex

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #58 on: November 09, 2014, 08:45 AM »
The reason to identify someones' location is to best help them with advice. And that can depend on which country you're in, as it means you have a different HQ to deal with, a different attitude, different warranty conditions and a different set of tools that are available to you.

So if you're in the UK, no matter what nationality you are, just say UK. And the forum gives you the possibilty to be more specific and for instance enter: "American in the UK".

 

Offline hemdale

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Re: International Representation
« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2015, 10:28 AM »
Et hop, encore un Frenchie !