What brings foreigners to the HTF?

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  1. Thik Nongyow

    Thik Nongyow Stunt Coordinator

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    A question after reading posts made by foreigners (which is not a negative term), especially on American driving and Indonesia:

    I noticed that some people posting on the HTF are not from the United States. Some came from Canada. Some came from countries south of the U.S. Some came from Europe. Some came from Asia. Even though this web site and its forums are maintained by an American, what brings you non-Americans here?

    Interesting thought: the thought of foreigners coming to the HTF is like immigrants coming to the United States. Hmm..an interesting analogy.
     
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    The more fur-iner's that come here the more I like the forum. I really enjoy learning about the world beyond Maynardville and Bugtussle! [​IMG]
     
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    since I am pretty much boycotting region 4, it doesn't make much difference to me [​IMG]
     
  5. Maurice McCone

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    I thought the World Wide Web was for everyone..?
    Actually, I was just wondering why there were so many Americans posting here ?[​IMG]
     
  6. TheoGB

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    Yeah, this is surely a British site, but the web just foils our attempt to keep the 'elite' on board. [​IMG]
    Seriously, Maurice and I are both on a UK DVD board that I know of and I'm sure most 'foreign' posters have similar home-grown boards they use in conjunction.
    Yep, it sure does get confusing when football gets mentioned and everyone seems to be talking about armoured-rugby!!![​IMG]
     
  7. Steve Christou

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  8. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    "Does the Americanisms and cultural nuisances pose a problem to you? "

    no. it is fun to learn their culture. i have been to about 7 to 8 different countries in my life. but, not one of them was as "colorful" as united states.
     
  9. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    We like to think of Home Theater Forum as an international community. The site may be based in the United States, but note the make-up of the membership and the administration. Among the moderators, we have representatives from the U.K., Australia, and Canada.

    One of the greatest joys of my participating at HTF has been to develop friendships with people from all over the world.

    "American nuisances": Please describe. Would that be, among other things, threads about baseball and such? Curious.

    Everyone is welcome here.
     
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  12. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    And, yes, we have a "Thread Killer"-killing administrator who hails from the Netherlands. But I wouldn't shoot you, Paul--that could get me booted off the Forum! [​IMG]
     
  13. Dennis Nicholls

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  14. andrew markworthy

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    One of the great joys of this forum is the cosmopolitan nature of it all.

    Plus, if you don't understand a colloquial use of english, just ask! Nobody will think badly of you; in fact, there's a fairly steady stream of enquiries about British and American linguistic usage and other customs. I think I speak for all of us who take part in saying that we enjoy doing it.
     
  15. Dennis Nicholls

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    "English" is such a local language anyway. I've discovered that in America a "case" of beer is 24 cans or bottles. But in Australia, a "case" of beer is only 12 cans or bottles, whereas a "slab" of beer is 24.

    In America "to table a motion" means to put it aside for resolution at some later date, whereas in the UK it means to put it on the table for immediate resolution. Churchill in his WWII memoirs tells a funny tale about a group of US and UK generals getting at cross purposes over the use of the phrase.
     
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    Steve, eliminating extraneous letters is the first step to recovering from Britism [​IMG]
    Now repeat after me: Center is not spelled Center, it's the trunk, not the boot, and nothing's a fag unless you want to get punched [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not a foreigner. I'm a Canadian who lives in Canada. [​IMG]
     
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