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Re: General chat room
« Reply #190 on: April 24, 2019, 07:24 AM »
In the meantime maybe you improved your English skills. You should take Vasudev as a role model. You know, if you came here, you would speak English better than 90% of the people.
Taking me as role-model will be a disaster. Haha...
You speak English very well and I'm pretty sure that many Indians only understand their local dialects.
English is not necessarily understood everywhere in the world.
In 2000, I remember I went to Spain (I spent one day in Benidorm, and then almost 2 weeks in Alicante). In Benidorm it was hot and I went swimming. Huge crowds of tourists have flocked to Benidorm, and it was already overcrowded at this time. 30 years earlier, it was a small, old-fashioned fishing village. In Alicante I remember that it was hot too. There, I read the book The Red and the Black, written by Stendhal. One day in the streets, I was looking for stamps, and I asked a few locals if they knew where I could find stamps (I didn't remember the Spanish word for stamp). It was as if I was speaking an unknown language. Nobody knew what a stamp was. I came to the conclusion that it's better to speak Spanish in Spain.
My English was really bad and coming here improved it at a hefty quality. Indians can understand English a little bit because of Smartphones and Google translate but requires fluency. Also, people around different region pronounce same words quite differently so that can confuse newcomers but its manageable.

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Re: General chat room
« Reply #191 on: April 24, 2019, 08:54 AM »
Indians can understand English a little bit because of Smartphones and Google translate but requires fluency. Also, people around different region pronounce same words quite differently so that can confuse newcomers but its manageable.
Who requires Fluency? Google translate? did you mean "but it requires"? if you are talking about the Indians, they need fluency. At least in this case I'm pretty sure that the word require can't be used if the Indians are the subject of the sentence (I can explain why).

In this video, we can see a man who goes to the hairdresser in India. And visibly the hairdresser can speak English very well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYf8Nol-BC4

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Re: General chat room
« Reply #192 on: April 24, 2019, 03:36 PM »
Yesterday we have seen that we had a little party on the forum for my birthday with Vasudev and little Usmangujjar.
And today I invited an old friend and we ate a paella with an excellent red wine, a Saint Chinian.

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Re: General chat room
« Reply #193 on: April 24, 2019, 08:53 PM »
Scarface -> Happy 36th bday. I don't have birthdays. I've had too many and decided not one more  :)  Spanish in Spain? Depends what region you're in. Spanish (Castillian) is not the first language in Barcelona, Galicia and the Basque country.

Vasu -> From what I've been hearing, anybody who is anybody in India speaks English, and it's a link language considering your country is home to many languages and dialects. I even heard that some time ago the government decided to phase English out since it was considered a colonialist language. It didn't work and they had to backtrack.


Re: General chat room
« Reply #194 on: April 25, 2019, 08:05 AM »
Scarface -> Happy 36th bday. I don't have birthdays. I've had too many and decided not one more  :)  Spanish in Spain? Depends what region you're in. Spanish (Castillian) is not the first language in Barcelona, Galicia and the Basque country.

Vasu -> From what I've been hearing, anybody who is anybody in India speaks English, and it's a link language considering your country is home to many languages and dialects. I even heard that some time ago the government decided to phase English out since it was considered a colonialist language. It didn't work and they had to backtrack.
There were some schools which banned English but eventually English was mainstream and all schools needed more English teachers there on.

Re: General chat room
« Reply #195 on: April 25, 2019, 01:03 PM »
Note that a mini offline version of the forum is going to be available (zipped, only 1.58Gb)
Link: https://mega.nz/#!5Q9UmSKC!prwdrqDezO4IdBRPX8X5T4DOOkwQB_MX-g4yXRoAiY8

Archived it on my server.
The loading speed of it is amazing compared to the forum :p

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Re: General chat room
« Reply #196 on: April 25, 2019, 06:40 PM »
Note that a mini offline version of the forum is going to be available (zipped, only 1.58Gb)
Link: https://mega.nz/#!5Q9UmSKC!prwdrqDezO4IdBRPX8X5T4DOOkwQB_MX-g4yXRoAiY8

Archived it on my server.
The loading speed of it is amazing compared to the forum :p
Of course. But if you have a fiber optic connection you may not see a real difference (even with the messages containing some big photos).

Re: General chat room
« Reply #197 on: April 27, 2019, 01:30 AM »
Note that a mini offline version of the forum is going to be available (zipped, only 1.58Gb)
Link: https://mega.nz/#!5Q9UmSKC!prwdrqDezO4IdBRPX8X5T4DOOkwQB_MX-g4yXRoAiY8

Archived it on my server.
The loading speed of it is amazing compared to the forum :p
Of course. But if you have a fiber optic connection you may not see a real difference (even with the messages containing some big photos).
The site this is hosted on causes delays for me, and currently sitting on 240/24 cable. Back to sweden for 14 days starting monday.

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Re: General chat room
« Reply #198 on: May 05, 2019, 05:09 PM »
Note that a newer version (dated 2 May instead of 16 April) of the forum is being uploaded, the link in this message will be updated: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=9764.msg30256#msg30256
-compressed with 7zip (200mb smaller).

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Re: General chat room
« Reply #199 on: May 10, 2019, 04:14 PM »
To the moderators: it's not possible to login from the front page, it seems it's a bug of smf 2.014...
But it's possible by using another address. I sent it to Vasudev.
In the meantime, some help is needed to clean the forum.
As for the bot problems, it seems the captcha system was broken years ago and it's not efficient any more.