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Should Fan Force British Isles be a part off Fan Force Europe?

Discussion in 'Europe General Archive' started by Darth_Omega, Aug 25, 2002.

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Should Fan Force British Isles be a part off Fan Force Europe?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Yes

    76.5%
  2. No

    17.6%
  3. I don't care

    5.9%
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  1. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 19, 2002
  2. LadyVader81

    LadyVader81 Jedi Knight star 6

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    The members of the British Isles don't want the board to belong in the European Section, there's not much that can be done to change they're mind they won't budge on this.
     
  3. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It's been a heated debate in Fan Force British Isles. I want the Europeans opinion about this.

    I say yes they are a part of Europe, so logicly speaking they should be a part of us.
     
  4. flyingseal

    flyingseal Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mar 20, 2002
    And what's the reason why they don't want to be a part of the European Section ?[face_plain]...
     
  5. LadyVader81

    LadyVader81 Jedi Knight star 6

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    1. They do not like the set up it looks messy which I agree but that is changable.

    2. They do not think (from what I understand) people will be able to find the boards because for example Americans thinkthe UK is separate.

    3. It is political the whole thing over here about the Euro etc doesn't really help to convince them to move the board into the European section.
     
  6. Morgaine

    Morgaine Ex-Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [ol][li]The layout could be changed, if the majority wants that. :)
    (And if you use the "Favourite Boards" option, you don't really have to look at the category listing anyway. ;))[/li]
    [li]The GSFF thought the same, we were afraid we'd have less visitors with our board 'hidden' in the European section. But we had indeed more newbies joining us after we moved.[/li]
    [li]It's sad to see that the Brits don't want to be part of the community. :(
    Politics aside, this would be a wonderful way to improve international relationships and make friends in other countries. :)[/li][/ol]
    [hr]
    I voted yes. :D
     
  7. MacCaffrey

    MacCaffrey VIP star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I remember. And you know how you got my vote for yes, right, Morgaine. ;)

    I would like the Brits here. :)
     
  8. LadyVader81

    LadyVader81 Jedi Knight star 6

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    lol thats exactly how I see it but the majority does not want to be moved :(

     
  9. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The members of the British Isles don't want the board to belong in the European Section, there's not much that can be done to change they're mind they won't budge on this.

    My idea to let the British see it from our point of view for example Morgaine had some excellent points.

    I know that LadyVader81, Darth_Asabrush and obi anne tried with no succes. You were simply out numbered.
    Maybe we can persuade them...

    1. They do not like the set up it looks messy which I agree but that is changable.

    True we should remove German speaking North, Central, South and French speaking North and South IMHO

    Those seem redundant. Germany, France and UK are not THAT big. One should be enough
     
  10. LadyVader81

    LadyVader81 Jedi Knight star 6

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    The points already mentioned have been told to them.

    As for the size the UK board has 8 boards to it.
     
  11. MacCaffrey

    MacCaffrey VIP star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Isn't that a bit fast? We got this Boards for some time and use them. Don't judge without knowing what you are talking about.
    We use the regional boards a bit diffrent then the general Board.
    No offense.
     
  12. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    And I also think that the political situation is a bad point, just talking about the Euro. They aren't the only country without the Euro, and Norway isn't even part of the European Union.
     
  13. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 19, 2002
    8?!

    8 boards?! :eek:

    If UK has 8 boards, why doesn France have 9 and Germany 10?

    8 boards is exaggerated. 1 will do IMO. Samething with Germany and France.

    They aren't the only country without the Euro

    True Obi Anne and Danmark is part of EU and also doesn't have the Euro

    I think we should tell them, if we want a political debate about the Euro we will go to the Senate floors and start one.

    FF is not a place for this
     
  14. MacCaffrey

    MacCaffrey VIP star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It is a bit more complex then one country ons board. Think about the USA. There are sveral boards for one state. And Germany has three different chapters, 'cause we have in these three regions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland more then three people, who held a meeting. And planing a meeting in the general thread would be a bit tricky for several reasons.
     
  15. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    And Germany has three different chapters, 'cause we have in these three regions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland

    Why not just Germany General, Germany Regional, Austria and Switzerland?

     
  16. MacCaffrey

    MacCaffrey VIP star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    'Cause we are not able to drive to Hamburg or Cologne to meet each other on a regular basis. We have three to five people in Hamburg and three people around Cologne who can meet each other without three hours in a train.
     
  17. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    ahha ok I understand. I was trying to find a way to make the board nicer and not a mess. Thanks for explaining :D
     
  18. MacCaffrey

    MacCaffrey VIP star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No problem! :D
     
  19. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    So the question remains how do we "clean up the mess" :p
     
  20. MacCaffrey

    MacCaffrey VIP star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Easy. We define the staus quo not as mess. ;)
     
  21. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    We need ideas :p

    to convince them...
     
  22. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We needed the french regional forums to make the organization of the meet ups easier.
    And what do you mean we're not that big? french or german chapters have more than 50000 posts each. Many FF chapters can't say the same (yeah, because they're city-chapter, and not country-chapter).

    About the messy set up... I guess that's what happens when all the european countries are under the same Europe etiquette. Why can't we be divided into several regions, like they did with the USA ? just wondering...
     
  23. RedLord

    RedLord Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Dec 3, 2000
    I think they should be part of Europe

    but for the number of their sub-forums thats their problem.
     
  24. LadyVader81

    LadyVader81 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Jan 2, 2001
    Reason why we have so many boards is because of the other countries within the UK.

    These are the boards we have
    Region General board
    Irish
    Scottish
    Welsh
    And Northern Ireland because that is separate to the Republic of Ireland.

    The other three belong to England southern, northern and midlands.
     
  25. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    what do you mean we're not that big?

    I mean country is not big :p

    Not the number of posts :p

    Why can't we be divided into several regions,

    Because we're the second smallest continent in the world ;)

    Besides splitting it up would IMHO ruin the boards.

    EDIT the other countries within the UK.

    Yeah I've seen those, isn't it officially called kingdoms? :confused:
     
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