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This is getting bloody ridiculous........

Old Jan 31st 2008, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
I think we should do one thread and have it made into a sticky with approx costs for rents, different areas etc, approximate school fees - with this link ... http://www.bsme.org.uk/schools/ - takes you straight to list of all schools here. Then a bit about grocery shopping/cost of living etc. I am pretty sure that most people don't bother with the wiki
aye, but the schools thing is already listed in the wiki...people just need a good kicking
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Old Jan 31st 2008, 5:37 pm
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Sue - Does that mean ANYONE can edit/alter/etc the thing I spent a whole weekend writing about life in Saudi?
in the wiki, yes, but it can easily be reverted.
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Old Jan 31st 2008, 5:49 pm
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in the wiki, yes, but it can easily be reverted.
Bob,

Thanks for that.

Don't worry - I didn't get much response anyway - just the 3 or 4 from Page 1 of this thread..........

Forget I mentioned it.
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Old Jan 31st 2008, 7:25 pm
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Just do it then - I have NO interest in writing something for the 'wiki' (crazy name, crazy facility...!!!)....... my ego insists on being top of the bill.

Sue - Does that mean ANYONE can edit/alter/etc the thing I spent a whole weekend writing about life in Saudi?
Yes, thats the whole point of it. People can add or edit a current page or create new pages.
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in the wiki, yes, but it can easily be reverted.
Bob, is correct. If anyone came along and did something drastic to it we could revert back to the original
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Why not create a sub-forum for topics related to specific "moving abroad" questions? That way people can't edit something Dean or anyone else will write, and it will be easier for people to search previous postings.
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Old Feb 1st 2008, 1:55 pm
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Why not create a sub-forum for topics related to specific "moving abroad" questions? That way people can't edit something Dean or anyone else will write, and it will be easier for people to search previous postings.
We already have one
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We already have one
we know Sue but the newbies don't and when we say check the wiki it sounds like we aren't interested in helping them
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we know Sue but the newbies don't and when we say check the wiki it sounds like we aren't interested in helping them
We need a big slap icon don't we
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Default Re: This is getting bloody ridiculous........

Most newbies are really just looking for comfort- if you just direct them to a table full of data, they'll probably come back and ask exactly the same questions.

Its one on one they want

but not saying it won't help- maybe they can't post until they've acknowledged the wiki/ faq

after the faq they can one on one?

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perhaps if they were directed to the wiki after registration....
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Most newbies are really just looking for comfort- if you just direct them to a table full of data, they'll probably come back and ask exactly the same questions.

Its one on one they want

but not saying it won't help- maybe they can't post until they've acknowledged the wiki/ faq

after the faq they can one on one?
true, but a simple look at the wiki and a search of the past threads often answer a lot of new questions, which just fustrate a lot of posters, nothing wrong with asking to confirm extra stuff or to clarify info after doing a bit of digging otherwise it comes across as just lazy
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Hello all, from a 'newbie's' perspective the threads are the best source of info rather than the wiki unless you're going to live in Dubai and, to a lesser extent Abu Dhabi. I admit to having lazily skimmed through an important thread to me until Bob re-directed me back to it having posted my own request for info and discovered after a few hours of reading that it answered majority of my questions surrounding Al Ain. But a lot of threads like that are hidden quite well, would it be possible to put links to the threads containing lots of info that newbies would find useful in the wiki?

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Just chll out
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Old Jun 5th 2008, 12:42 am
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Originally Posted by NickJudith View Post
...would it be possible to put links to the threads containing lots of info that newbies would find useful in the wiki?
It would be better if people could put the useful information they find in the wiki directly, it's what the wiki is for and allows the info to be updated...
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It would be better if people could put the useful information they find in the wiki directly, it's what the wiki is for and allows the info to be updated...
Could I just pop in here to say "Welcome Back!" to this thread.......?

Thank you.
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