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The image of Poland according to PolishForums


McCoy 27 | 1,269
28 Aug 2008 #1
Is PF the place where the foreigners get the real image of Poland?
Does it create good or bad image of Poland and polish people?
Did it encourage you to visit / to live in Poland or did you change your mind?
How the experiences shared here corresponds with yours?
Do you think there is too much pointless discussion on unimportant matters?
Do you think that the atmosphere here is friendly, neutral or hostile?

Just wondering... ;)
Uncle Bob 2 | 82
28 Aug 2008 #2
I seems this forum paints a fairly broad picture of Poland, the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful. And huge amounts of pointless waffle to be taken with a liberal pinch of salt. Highly entertaining
espana 17 | 910
28 Aug 2008 #3
McCoy

stop asking so many question :)

the beautiful

can i be the beautiful? :)



ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
28 Aug 2008 #4
I agree with UB.

And yes Espana you are beautiful :)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
28 Aug 2008 #5
McCoy

The question I have is very similar,
How many Polish people living in Poland are on this site?
benszymanski 8 | 465
28 Aug 2008 #6
Actually I found this website a couple of years ago but didn't join up at the time because I was put off by what seemed to me to be a large number of racist comments/threads.

Then a year or so ago I found this site again whilst googling for stuff about Poland and figured that that aside it looked like a good resource...
OP McCoy 27 | 1,269
28 Aug 2008 #7
How many Polish people living in Poland are on this site?

there are few groups of users:

1) poles from poland
2) poles currently living out of PL
3) people of polish descent
4) foreigners living in poland
5) foreigners married to / dating poles and living out of pl
6) foreigners interested in PL for different reasons

am I missing smth?
polishgirltx
28 Aug 2008 #8
Then a year or so ago I found this site again

yeah...a year ago it was a super fun forum, friendly people (old members who don't show up here anymore or very rarely), interesting debating about Poland (not Russia, UK, USA...)... i notice that the level is slightly lower now...

time for a change?
:)

am I missing smth?

foreigns who don't give a crap about Poland, maybe?
Wroclaw Boy
28 Aug 2008 #9
How many Polish people living in Poland are on this site?

I dont believe theres too many, most of them get shot down within a few posts for various issues. Probably the majority of members here are British.

Also although many Polish people speak English i would say that perhaps 10% of them can't write it properly and therefore are embarrased to post.
OP McCoy 27 | 1,269
28 Aug 2008 #10
foreigns who don't give a crap about Poland, maybe?

if they got here they must have some interest. for example, they hate poles and Poland hehe
polishgirltx
28 Aug 2008 #11
Probably the majority of members here are British.

i think so...

i would say that perhaps 10% of them can't write it properly and therefore are embarrased to post.

and they shouldn't be because many native English speakers can't write properly in its own language...

they hate poles and Poland hehe

yeah... they should take a hike...
Shawn_H
28 Aug 2008 #12
many Polish people speak English i would say that perhaps 10% of them can't write it properly and therefore are embarrased to post.

And what about the number of supposed English speaking Posters, who'se English is so atrocious that they should be too embarrassed to post...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
28 Aug 2008 #13
foreigns who don't give a crap about Poland, maybe?

Ha ha ha ha, yes, exactly.

Probably the majority of members here are British.

I think you are right, so should the question be "the image of Poland according to British"?

The people who annoy me most are the rude ones who have no interest in Poland or in anything else for that matter and when I first joined I thought this was rubbish but I learned who was a "good" poster and not. So now do not bother with some posters and I have found fantastic info about Poland and about people in general. So I think it just takes time.
telefonitika
28 Aug 2008 #14
Is PF the place where the foreigners get the real image of Poland?

No as i go to the country anyways

Does it create good or bad image of Poland and polish people?

depends on the poster doesnt it

Did it encourage you to visit / to live in Poland or did you change your mind?

i had been visiting Poland since 2003 and i joined this group in 2006 so i guess the answer is NO

How the experiences shared here corresponds with yours?

I try to keep my private life off the board

Do you think there is too much pointless discussion on unimportant matters?

Yes but majority gets purged on a monthly basis then someone comes along and starts it again ...

Do you think that the atmosphere here is friendly, neutral or hostile?

Everyone is entitled to voice their beliefs . opinions and values without the need to force them on the public ... :)
miranda
28 Aug 2008 #15
am I missing smth?

yah, the Spanish cow. God only knows why he is here;)

English speaking Posters, who'se English is so atrocious that they should be too embarrassed to post...

I still will post. BTW I am off Starbucks.
Sophia - | 99
28 Aug 2008 #16
Does it create good or bad image of Poland and polish people?

I don't think there are enough Polish people on here to create an accurate portrayal tbh either way... Knowing Polish people in my workplace is a different experience being on this forum.
noimmigration
28 Aug 2008 #17
I am here to defend british interests and the british taxpayers pocket, from the eastern european hordes.
dnz 17 | 710
28 Aug 2008 #18
how does writing on a forum do that? You don't think people listen to you do you?
szarlotka 8 | 2,208
28 Aug 2008 #19
But it keeps him off the streets...
osiol 55 | 3,922
28 Aug 2008 #20
Is PF the place where the foreigners get the real image of Poland?

No.

You could think about how many people in the world can't have the internet or just can't be bothered with it. Some people even have the internet censored by their lovely cotton-wool governments. Then, you could think about all those people who do use the internet, but use it for facebook, buying music and downloading pûrnography rather than visiting Polish Forums.

After that, we are left with the tiny fraction of the world's population who have visited Polish Forums at least once in their lives. Of these people, I would guess that most already have their preconceived ideas of what Poland is like, either because their Polish and come from Poland, because they once opened an Atlas, they wondered where it was their strangely named great grandmother came from and looked it up, because they live in another nearby country that has some knowledge, understanding or sterotypical view of Poland, blah blah blah...

That's why I said no. Would the short answer have done the trick?
Misty 5 | 144
28 Aug 2008 #21
It depends what you might call the "real" image. If you say that people don't get any vision of Poland at all then the site might as well close down. There are many threads regarding Real Life in Poland whether it's about Real Estate questions or driving in Poland there are hints of Real Poland all over the site. There are many threads (and posts) here which give a good round view of daily life in Poland.
OP McCoy 27 | 1,269
28 Aug 2008 #22
These are just an innconente questions ;). I was wondering what image of Poland would I get after reading PF if I were a foreigner who has never been to my country. I think the forums give deformed picture of poland. And I can't say with strong conviction that PF are the best promotion for Poland. It's nice place, though
tornado2007 11 | 2,274
28 Aug 2008 #23
Of course the view of Poland on this website are going to be distorted, its like looking something up on wikipedia, you don't know where the information has come from or how genuine and true to life it is.

Most of the threads, posts and comments on this website are people's own views or their personal experiences. No website for any nation can possibly give you a 'real' view or discription of Poland.

the views are so different on here, one minute Poland is a 'hell hole' of a country full of racists and the next minute its the business epicentre of Europe where everybody will welcome you into their house and look after you :)
loco polaco 3 | 352
28 Aug 2008 #24
Is PF the place where the foreigners get the real image of Poland?

yes.
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535
26 Sep 2008 #25
The Polish Forums world is a world which is made up of PF members. This Poland (right here) is different than the Poland I am sitting on.

The Poland of PF has an Admin (the All knowing, all wise, all powerful and omipotent, eternal). The Poland I sit on have a democratic goverment... much different.
Daisy 3 | 1,227
26 Sep 2008 #26
The Poland of PF has an Admin

You forgot to mention our leader, the great white fluffy dog.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133
26 Sep 2008 #27
I seems this forum paints a fairly broad picture of Poland, the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful.

That pretty much sums it up for me.
Admin 32 | 1,531 Administrator
26 Sep 2008 #28
The Poland of PF has an Admin (the All knowing, all wise, all powerful and omipotent, eternal).

You forgot to mention that All your posts and All posts of other members here are pre-moderated. And that Admin participates in all threads to make sure the point of the discussions is exactly what he wanted.

Based on your statement I wouldn't be surprised you truly believe in such nonsense I wrote above.
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535
26 Sep 2008 #29
Based on your statement

I am just a brave man... :) ... not everyone got the guts to speak up.

What am I suggesting is a thread where people could discuss about Polish Forums itself. I think you sir, should reconsider this ...
Admin 32 | 1,531 Administrator
26 Sep 2008 #30
There are many threads discussing PF in this "FAQ & Feedback" forum and this is a good place to discuss it indeed. You provided your point, I provided mine.

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