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Last Post: 28 Apr 2019
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Paulina   
28 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

Pam, I agree with everything you wrote.

And it's always nice to see you too :)) I always wonder though why normal people like you keep coming here, even if rarely... I guess you're genuinely interested in Poland :) Pity there isn't a better place to discuss it though...

Btw, Admin, I've just checked - on LiveJournal alone I wrote over 1300 posts and that's only one place where I've discussed with Russians and Poles. There was also inosmi.ru forum, inosmi blogs, the infamous Ursa's forum (delph provided a link to that place - they've translated some posts from PF over there), a forum for Russians in Poland and many, many comments and notes on Polish-Russian blogs on the Polish internet.

So, in comparisment, 1452 posts over a 10 years span on PF doesn't prove such a great fascination, I'm afraid. As I wrote - it could be more.
Paulina   
28 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

Your "excellent" examples are really nothing special

Yes, yes, of course. PF is, however, very "special" lol
Admin, you asked (I'm guessing it was you) and you got an answer. You don't have to agree with my choice of forums or anyone elses, but I'm curious then - what are your examples of excellent forums? Not "special" ones, but "excellent".

Or maybe it's only PF that's so great and perfect that doesn't need any improvements? If that's the case then why it's doing so poorly in comparisment to those "not so special forums" which don't work in mobile?

how many total messages did you post on all these "excellent" forums combined

Not many. I didn't post much on foreign figure skating forums because I had my own figure skating forum to attend to as an admin and a mod. It was very time consuming. I wasn't posting much on dws.org.pl because I wasn't that interested in WWII in general - I was mainly discussing WWII topics with Russians on Russian and Polish-Russian forums and blogs. I'm not that crazy about cosmetics to write about them on daily basis but wizaz.pl is a great source of information and a forum for women in general. I'm simply interested more in other topics. I didn't even register on socnet.com - I'm just reading it from time to time - I'm not an American SEAL or a Ranger, you know :)))

These are simply examples of good, successful forums that are being run well, in my opinion.

As for PF - I'm guessing that I made much more comments on various Polish-Russian and Russian forums and blogs than here.
Don't get me wrong (and don't get offended), Admin, I think PF always has had potential. But I think you're wasting it. God knows why...

As for my leaving PF for good - I think only once, but I came back when it improved for a while. Like I did now (johnny_reb and Dirk suspended - yay!).

I'm not sure what being "polite" has to do with anything. What kind of "value" johnny_reb, Dirk, Rich Mazur and the peado provide to PolishForums, for example?

I don't think Facebook was mentioned in this thread. I don't even have an account there lol

No, Admin, it's here that the peado is allowed to post again and again despite being banned a few times already. Can you explain this? Is there no such thing like a permanent ban here?

And the number of my posts on PF - it could be more. And this forum could be better. Just saying.

Btw, Rich, what do you have against those forums I've listed exactly? All of those forums have Off Topic sections where you can discuss what you like. Only on dws.org.pl you can't discuss politics and religion. I'm not in favour of such solution personally (although our Admin tried sth similar here to an extent at some point - no religion discussions in Off Topic or sth, if I remember well) but I guess they had their reasons for making that rule.

On fsuniverse.net you have this section, for example: fsuniverse.net/forum/forums/politically-incorrect.77/ The topics seem to be more varied than in PF's Off Topic section. The thread about Trump's presidency has 425 pages, wow...
Paulina   
27 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

Of course it was premeditated. It's the second time he did it. And yet he's allowed to post here again and again.
Is there no such thing as a permanent ban on this forum? And if there is, what one has to do to deserve it? Kill a forum member? Rape a child in front of an internet camera and post a video of it on PF?

Sorry, guys, but I'm shocked by what people got accustomed to on this forum. For God's sake...
Paulina   
27 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

Sorry, Ziemowit, but I've used and read many forums on the internet and among all those forums I've seen only two places where a convicted pea**e would be allowed to post his pe**hilc rants and where mods would let someone like that come back as a guest poster on regular basis after being banned under a few usernames already. One of them is PolishForums.

Don't lie that I accuse PF of being the most evil of all the forums in the world. I don't. But it's of poor quality, often run down by people who have no interest in Poland and trolls and only lately, with the return of some older forum members, did it start to look more like a forum about Poland, imho.

How am I splitting hairs? Many posters have been complaining about the quality of PF for years, including you, pathetic hypocrite.
And don't call me "dear Paula".

Yes, women lie like there is no tomorrow.

Even if, then men lie more than women :D Sorry.
Paulina   
27 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

Sorry, Rich, but I don't follow. You'll have to explain.

"This forum mean this forum" - what?
Paulina   
27 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

@Rich, as for your falsehoods, you wrote many idiotic crap and even lies/misinformation (I even remember your fan johnny_reb caught you red-handed once) on this forum. Noone will go through threads now looking for it. But do you remember when you wrote for the first time, I think, that "women have lying in their genes" or sth like that? It was on the day when you claimed you're leaving the forum for good. I gave you then links to articles about many research proving that men lie more than women. Did you see it?
Paulina   
27 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

@Rich, I wrote "the threads created on the main forum" (Poland & Poles related). Not in Off Topic or Feedback sections. It's obvious that threads in Off Topic and Feedback sections don't have to have anything to do with Poland.

If that's your mission in life (thanks for being honest why you're here) then go to a leftist forum and don't spoil this forum for those who want to discuss Polish matters. And you apparently think not much is worth knowing considering how ignorant you are.
Paulina   
27 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

Why would you think that, dolno? :D
It was johnny_reb who once compared PolishForums to a bar where men should be able to behave the way they want and a woman shouldn't tell them off or sth, when a woman, Atch, berated him for his behaviour. But often PF was more like a mordownia than a regular bar where locals can hang out, or even (shock and horror) a woman could visit once in a while without slipping on some "very manly" pi$$ or puke :)

This is what I alluded to in my comment.
Paulina   
27 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

Just look and see how many threads would be gone and this forum with them if your rule was enforced strictly.

How many threads would be gone, according to you, Rich? Feel free to count them for me (search the threads created on the main forum during the time I've been registered here - since 2008 :))

Btw, this isn't "my" rule :) It's the Admin's rule. And he made this forum to be about Poland and Poles, not me :)) I wouldn't mind if it wasn't about Poland and Poles at all. I can discuss other stuff too. It's just the forum name would be misleading to those who are actually interested in sth Polish :)
Paulina   
27 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

@Rich, normal people don't try to win a debate by all means necessary. You're a demagogue and a sociopath. That's why getting into a debate with you is usually simply pointless and tiring. You often seem terribly stupid, ignorant and immature. That's why other posters often give up or don't engage with you at all - they ignore you (like I did many times).

People often come to forums not to win debates but to learn something, exchange info, broaden their horizons even. I've learned and understood a lot during my discussions with Russians or even just by reading Russian forums, for example. But I had the curiosity and the will to learn. You don't. You just come here to vent and troll. You're often useless as a poster and make the user experience worse for others.

Oh stop it. You left already few times.

I didn't write that I'll never come back. I wrote last time that maybe I'll visit from time to time and I do. I simply won't be a more regular poster here anymore.
Paulina   
27 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

Sharing opinions, Rich? You wrote that "forums are to vent, argue and win." I have an impression that for guys like you it's mainly about venting and trolling.

The main problem with you and your fellow Americans is, though, that this isn't a forum about US, US politics, Trump, the Clintons, liberals, American women or women in general even.

This forum is about POLAND and POLES and POLISH matters. There's an Off Topic section on this forum but clearly it isn't enough for your kind.

Don`t lose hope. :)

I did quite some time ago. "Burning out" isn't the problem. Admin is the problem. He always has been. This is why I think this forum will never change for the better. Admin likes it this way, the low quality of this forum doesn't bother him - that's the problem. And he's stubborn as a mule (a stereotypical Pole then, eh? ironically... lol). This is why I doubt I'll ever be a regular poster here ever again.

If I were to make any changes here, it would be to remove some restrictions, not to add to them.

Wouldn't it be better and more simple to just change the forum name into "US and American people" or "General Politics"? lol

@Iron, do you think there are no conflicts on those forums I listed? No sharing of opinions, no arguments, debates, etc.? lol I give up...

Yes, I know this is Admin's place and that he likes it this way. This is why I'm the one leaving, obviously.
Paulina   
27 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

I know, I know, Rich :) You're one of those "prolific sociopaths and trolls" that I mentioned. People like you love places like this one. Oh, yeah, and the p**os.

But I didn't mean that PF is supposed to be exactly like those forums I listed. Admin/mod asked for examples of excellent forums so I gave them to prove that there are better quality forums out there that are popular and that it's possible to make such a forum. I don't really have any hope that this forum will ever improve. They often aren't even implementing their own rules on here, let alone being inspired by some other forums... :)

Rich, and where do you go if you want to discuss Poland and Polish matters? Oh, wait, you aren't interested in those, I forgot... :)
Paulina   
27 Apr 2019
Feedback / What makes an excellent forum? [119]

One of the forum members, Miloslaw, wrote in the Random Chat Thread that PolishForums owners and mods could turn this forum from being "just OK" to an "excellent" forum.

The Person Writing in Red (administrator or moderator) answered then: 'show us an example of an "excellent" forum.'
To be honest, I doubt it was a sincere demand, but let's humour this person for a moment, shall we, ladies and gentlemen? Let us give some examples of forums that we consider to be excellent or at least good (because PF isn't either, imo). Or let us write what we think makes an excellent or a good forum.

For my part, I'll give examples of internet forums I was an active member of or read them for some time and I think they're ranging from excellent to at least usable by normal people and useful.

1. dws.org.pl - a Polish historical forum about two world wars. Excellent source of information. I remember reading somewhere that even serious history researches use this forum as a source. It has it's own historical magazine with articles written by forum members signed by first name and surname. It's on topic. Discussions about politics and religion are forbidden. When this rule was introduced one of the forum members created a seperate forum for discussing politics for members of dws.org.pl (and I became one of the members) but it didn't become popular, it died a natural death and was taken over by bots.

In dws.org.pl forum's rules it is stressed that an academic model of discussion is expected - no personal abuse.

2. wizaz.pl forum - in theory a Polish forum about cosmetics and fashion, but in reality it's much more. Huge forum with 1 594 294 registered users and 17 773 active users, 57 173 374 messages, 701 535 threads and 7 406 blogs. It's so well known, popular and credible that cosmetics companies use forum users' recommendations in their commercials on Polish TV and on their products' packages. So, for example you can see something like this in a TV add: "recommended by 80% of wizaz.pl forum members". Or on a package: "Chosen as the Cosmetic Product of All Times by wizaz.pl forum members". Whenever I have to order some cosmetic product from the internet and the producer is too stupid, lazy or dishonest to put the full list of ingredients on their site I go to wizaz.pl forum, because most cosmetic products have been described and rated there by forum members. They have PHD doctors as experts on the forum and you can ask them questions too.

3. socnet.com - an American forum about special forces. Run by military people mainly for military people. They have rules there and they stick to them. They don't f*ck around with trolls. Can you imagine a p*phile polluting that forum and lying about forum members that they're p---stars having sex with women for money? lol Of course you can't.

One of the rules of the forum:
"I agree to not post answers to questions in areas where I have no expertise or experience."

4. fsuniverse.net and goldenskate.com - big international forums devoted to figure skating. I haven't read them for a long time but I don't recall any trolling or p**os allowed when I was using those forums. Admittedly, just like wizaz.pl, they're mainly populated by women, but still... Plus on topic discussions, of course. It's for people who are actually interested in the subject matter of the forum.

As you can see those are examples of very different forums. One could even say that some are for men and some are for women, so PF's misogynists can't accuse me that I'd like to turn their "precious" mordownia smelling of puke and pi$$ into a SPA smelling of roses only and all things pleasant.

Those are different forums, and yet they have more than one thing in common - they 're not only very good or even excellent, but they're also... popular, alive. So it seems you don't have to go down to a gutter level and base the traffic on your forum on prolific sociopaths and trolls...
Paulina   
26 Apr 2019
Work / Business in Poland - should I expect some dirty tricks? [26]

Who you are that people treat you like this?

He's a peadophilic psychopath who likes to groom girls in their early teens on the internet and to get into fights (and ends up in prison as result).

He was banned under various usernames on this forum already, so I don't understand why moderators let him troll PF as a guest poster.

Dubaidude, don't pay attention to anything this guy "Ojczyzna" writes - he has serious problems with his head.
Paulina   
26 Apr 2019
Love / Why do Polish guys stare a lot? And what does that mean? [12]

I made a mistake by looking away when he looked at me that he looked disappointed

OK, first I'm going to write something for the sake of all the women out there dealing with Polish men.
It took me a while to realise this, but where I live men are doing something that I'd call "testing the waters". I don't know whether it's "a typical trait of Polish guys", I've never lived abroad, so I can't say, but I think it's possible that Polish men are less bold than men in some other countries. So, they often don't hit on you right away, first they try to make an eye contact to check if you're interested (I'm mainly talking about everyday situations - at work, at the store, at the doctor's, etc.). If you look away looking indifferent they interpret it as lack of interest and they can get sad, offended or angry even. It's sometimes small things that can put them off and you may get surprised how petty and vindictive men can get, so it's better to be careful, especially with co-workers who are higher on the hierarchy ladder at work.

And now I'm going to write something for the sake of Polish men out there.
If a woman doesn't seem to reciprocate your interest when you're giving her "the look", don't take it so personally. Do you know how many such looks women get? A lot. I'm guessing that the more attractive the woman is the more such looks she gets. We can't possibly date or get interested with every random guy that looks at us in the street, at work, at the store, at the dentist, etc. We don't smile not because we're b1tches or think we're too good for you, but because we don't want to encourage you to hit on us and get rejected and get hurt as result. Also, women have boyfriends, partners. The fact that she isn't wearing a ring doesn't mean that she's necessarily single. So, again, don't take it personally.

One guy in particular got stuck in my head. I was waiting for a visit at the dentist. He went out of the dentist's office, saw me and his face was immediately like "OMG, A WOMAN!" lol So I assumed my poker/indifferent b1tch face and pretended that I went back to my nap. He started to put his clothes on and when I looked at him again he looked like a puppy who got kicked in the stomach. He looked so sad, like he was thinking "I'm not going to get a woman ever in my life". I really felt sorry for him, I felt like hugging him almost and saying that he'll find someone for himself :/ Because of such reactions (and the angry, entitled ones) I get somewhat tense if there are men in a waiting room at the doctor's or other such places where you have no other choice but to look at other people. I don't want to hurt or offend anyone so I often pretend that I'm taking a nap or letting my eyes rest (my usual strategy lol).

There's another thing. Women can be shy too. And they often have a lot of complexes concerning their looks, especially Polish women apparently. We aren't telepaths so more than just one look may be needed to make us realise that you're interested. Don't give up so easily, guys.

How can I find him

Ask people at work who know him what happened to him and whether they can help you to contact him.
Paulina   
18 Feb 2019
Genealogy / What are common Polish character traits? [365]

@Torq, johnny_reb is a Polish-American... But a special kind... A sociopathic kind :) Don't try to keep track of his claims and opinions, views, etc. or it will then get very confusing... and frustrating :))
Paulina   
18 Feb 2019
Genealogy / What are common Polish character traits? [365]

Those are your words so please don't put them in my mouth to paint your picture.

Johnny, now calm down, read my comment again, slowly, and then get back to me and tell me where did I write that you don't like or like something.

All I did was pointing out the hipocrysy of ultra-patriots (including yours, btw - because you often attacked Harry and others for being "anti-Polish" so spare me this self-righteous indignation now, please :)).

You are the classical touchy over sensitive Pollack

That was what I and other Poles were called by the British here in the past. Minus the "Pollack". By the same Brits you deplore so much and call "anti-Polish".

FYI.

@Thanks, Atch, but I'm probably too "borderline normal" to spend extended periods of time on this forum :) I have low tolerance for stupidity and all kinds of other things that are going on here. Maybe I'll visit from time to time though.

I won't write what this forum has always needed because I'd probably get a ban for that :))
Paulina   
18 Feb 2019
Genealogy / What are common Polish character traits? [365]

Oh, yes, what would we have done without them??

Btw, thanks, Torq, I had fun lol You and pawian are becoming my favourites on PF :) This place really needed some humour... (and the return of "the old guard", apparently :))
Paulina   
18 Feb 2019
Genealogy / What are common Polish character traits? [365]

Atch, I'm afraid I don't know whether you're being honest or ironic British/Irish style... I'm Polish, you'll have to forgive me... :))
Paulina   
18 Feb 2019
Genealogy / What are common Polish character traits? [365]

Haha, Torq... lol I'm afraid you're not being obvious enough for our johnny here... It's probably because of his Polish genes... Poor fella...

Atch, maybe you have some Polish roots too that you don't know about? :))

They simply don't get it.

Lol We do, terri. You have quite a bit of display of irony and sarcasm by pawian and Torq on PF lately. Haven't you noticed? Or maybe you don't get it? ;)

As for that football player it is possible that you didn't indicate with your tone of voice that you're being sarcastic or that someone who was at that moment emotionally invested in the game didn't catch on it. Did you speak in English?

There may be some cultural differences too - Poles are more direct and upfront than the English, they don't veil everything so much.
To be honest, terri, your comment looks pretty prejudiced/ignorant to me. I don't know of any nation that wouldn't get irony. In my discussions with Russians, for example, I've noticed that they often employ irony and sarcasm in their responses to Russophobia.

Btw, you know what's really ironic, guys? If it was Harry, delph, Dougpol or jon who would write such comments like johnny_reb or Rich Mazur about Poles in this thread they would be labelled as Pole-haters and told to gtfo from Poland if they don't like it and Poles so much, etc. etc. It would be the same if such comments were written by a "libtard" Pole - the difference would be probably that he or she would be also called a traitor.

So where are the ultra-patriots now? All I can hear is crickets and all I can see is tumbleweeds rolling across the street... :)
Paulina   
14 Jan 2019
News / WOSP in Poland [147]

I'm not going to translate the whole fragments now, but according to this link: tvn24.pl/organizacja-finalu-wosp-w-gdansku-jakie-przepisy-zastosowano,900368,s.html

the organisers say that the concert was qualified as a non-mass event by the city authorities (who didn't comment on that). The organisers also got a green light (a positive opinion) from the police in Gdańsk. Also, according to documents (the permits) the requirements concerning the security were analogous with those for mass events.

The organisers obliged the security firm in their contract to treat the concert as a mass event (so I guess they have it in writing).
Paulina   
14 Jan 2019
News / WOSP in Poland [147]

Yes, jon, thanks for the photo... I prayed for him. I hoped he would make it... We all did... It was a shock.
Paulina   
14 Jan 2019
News / WOSP in Poland [147]

Gregy, I think it's you who's really into pushing the blame on Owsiak personally because of your hate for him. I just translated a fragment from Wikipedia.

It was you who claimed that "he probably hired some antifa thugs as security,to scam more money".
It was you who wrote that "looks like them nasty libtard Owsiaks security,handcuffed and brutally beaten mentally ill person".
You wrote: "shame on Owsiak scammer.hes greed was to blame."

So now you're blaming him not for being greedy, not for hiring "a few antifa guys" for security, not for what the security did or did not but for hiring the wrong local stuff?

What if he didn't personally hire the local staff? What if he has staff for hiring local staff?
Sorry, but I think you're obsessed with this man.
Paulina   
14 Jan 2019
News / WOSP in Poland [147]

Gregy, a quote from Polish Wikipedia (my translation):

"In every voivodeship there is local WOŚP staff responsible for preliminary counting of money raised by subordinate volunteers and then sending them to WOŚP account. The local staff is also responsible for organising local WOŚP finale concerts in bigger cities in Poland. Local WOŚP staff is also operating outside of Poland to cater for the needs of Poles living abroad."

I'm not sure if you realise how big this is. Owsiak wasn't in Gdańsk. The local staff in Gdańsk was responsible for organising the concert and taking care of the security.
Paulina   
14 Jan 2019
News / WOSP in Poland [147]

Gregy, whether Owsiak/the organisers somehow broke the law - I don't know - I haven't heard anyone claim that, even PiS politicians. I imagine it's going to be checked/investigated.

But you can't accuse people right and left without knowing who did what. You're behaving like a kid.
And the organisers didn't hire "a few guys", but a security firm.
Do you think that Owsiak, as a chairman of one of the biggest charities in Poland, knows which city hires which firm for security? I don't know. Do you? I kind of doubt that, to be honest. Do you know in how many cities these concerts are taking place? It was even in Kielce. What kind of security was here? I have no idea. Noone died though, fortunately, as usual, because I think the concert takes place every year even in my city.
Paulina   
14 Jan 2019
News / WOSP in Poland [147]

Gregy, by "agenda" I mean your right wing bias, not that you're a troll paid by Putin. You're simply not being objective and trying hard to blame everything on "Owsiak". Even the way the killer was treated by the security or whomever. "Owsiak" or "libtards" didn't brake his nose.
Paulina   
14 Jan 2019
News / WOSP in Poland [147]

No, I didn't omit anything, gregy. I've pointed out that you've exaggerated his injuries. Be more accurate/honest next time.
Yes, he looked fine to me when he was being brought down the stairs from the stage. But it was brief. I saw his face only once, on BBC. That's all I can say.

Yes, something could happen outside of view of people and cameras. Maybe he was beaten up - by the security guards or the police. Maybe the injuries happened at the stage when he was being overpowered. A broken nose doesn't have to be a very severe and visible injury. In Polish language it could just mean a fracture of the bone.

As I wrote - I wasn't there and I don't know what exactly happened.
You don't know either.
And I don't have an agenda. It looks to me that you do.

One witness said he seemed proud of himself right after the stabbing

You mean the blonde woman who was there with her kid? Yes, she said he looked "happy", as far as I remember...
Paulina   
14 Jan 2019
News / WOSP in Poland [147]

Gregy, are you retarded or trolling?
It doesn't say that he had his arm broken - just that it was "injured". We don't know what kind of injury it was and how serious it was. It could be strained because the technician grabbed him by his arm and then threw him down to the floor.

He didn't have his "face" broken. He had his nose broken. Which, yes, I can imagine could happen when thrown to the floor face down by a scared, ordinary citizen completely untrained for this kind of situation, with an adrenaline rush trying to save kids from a raging maniac with a combat knife.

The police didn't say that he was injured by the security. They said that "he probably sustained the injuries when he was being overpowered on the stage or perhaps also when he was being brought down from the platform". So they don't know. Or the police beat him up and they're lying. I wasn't there and, unlike you, I'm not all-knowing and I simply don't know.

He was overpowered first by the stage technician. He put him on the floor. I saw that on TV. And then some other guy through away the knife. Whether he dropped the knife himself - I don't know - it was too far away to see. It didn't look brutal to me and he didn't look like he was resisting. And as I wrote - he didn't look beaten up when he was being brought down the stairs from the stage.