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    Is it my imagination or are there more posters from Europe, or other foreign countries? Or at least folks posting in non-English languages? Seems for several years it was a rarity to see a non-English post on this forum, but now it is daily and sometimes several each day. Is the F bike more popular? Perhaps I should dust off my VERY rudimentary French, Latin and German language skills?
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    The only thing I have noticed on the sub-forums that I pay attention to (which is not the European language ones) is that we have been picking up some apparent Chinese and Asian spam recently in the English language sections. Since I can't understand a thing that is said, I assume that it is spam, especially when it is a first post. So it gets deleted as spam and then the thread is sent into the trash can so as to not clog up the original subject forum. Am I bad?
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    No Royce, you are wrong. In the past the Italian and the French sections are full of new members every week and there were a lot of posts in those languages, but now the Italians moved into a whatsapp group and there are not so many new members in the French section and only few old members keep on posting. These that together were the strongest part of the forum that sometimes could compete with the American section now are like a desert at my eyes. I’m really sad of that but it’s so.
    "putenza du gibbiuni!" dissi u sceccu quannu vitti u mari... ("what a big pool!" said the donkey when has seen the sea...) 

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    Quote Originally Posted by guidoveloce View Post
    ...and only few old members keep on posting...
    old and technologically challenged
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    old and technologically challenged
    You're preaching to the choir in ths forum . . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by guidoveloce View Post
    No Royce, you are wrong. In the past the Italian and the French sections are full of new members every week and there were a lot of posts in those languages, but now the Italians moved into a whatsapp group and there are not so many new members in the French section and only few old members keep on posting. These that together were the strongest part of the forum that sometimes could compete with the American section now are like a desert at my eyes. I’m really sad of that but it’s so.
    I am frequently wrong--about a lot of stuff. I will just add this issue to that list of stuff.

    What you say makes some sense and thank you for explaining it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
    The only thing I have noticed on the sub-forums that I pay attention to (which is not the European language ones) is that we have been picking up some apparent Chinese and Asian spam recently in the English language sections. Since I can't understand a thing that is said, I assume that it is spam, especially when it is a first post. So it gets deleted as spam and then the thread is sent into the trash can so as to not clog up the original subject forum. Am I bad?
    Google translate.

    The posts seem to be about lotteries. I'd respond but I'm busy with a Nigerian prince whose money is stuck at Customs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royce; It seems incredible, near impossible. Our forum was one of the best for the fair play of its members. Then Roadpizza was a quiet user that in the past solved some controversial with his peaceful way to do. Maybe his glicemia was too high. 🤨 Also OX-34 had never given problems since few months ago. I’m really sorry to hear such things but sometimes even our strongest convictions have to change.
    Quote Originally Posted by guidoveloce View Post
    No Royce, you are wrong. In the past the Italian and the French sections are full of new members every week and there were a lot of posts in those languages, but now the Italians moved into a whatsapp group and there are not so many new members in the French section and only few old members keep on posting. These that together were the strongest part of the forum that sometimes could compete with the American section now are like a desert at my eyes. I’m really sad of that but it’s so.
    I am frequently wrong--about a lot of stuff. I will just add this issue to that list of stuff. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://f800riders.org/forum/images/smilies/icon_cool.gif[/IMG]

    What you say makes some sense and thank you for explaining it.
    😂😂😂
    i dò wrong things in some way I’m wrong too. 🙁
    "putenza du gibbiuni!" dissi u sceccu quannu vitti u mari... ("what a big pool!" said the donkey when has seen the sea...) 

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    I lived for a long time in Europe. I learned Italian and czech.

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    Great! Italian should be difficult for an english speaking guy, I imagine that czech is even more difficult
    Su cunnu! 

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