TRF is ok. VRF was THE place for me but it seems to be as if there are not that many people active anymore. Assume a lot of them went to FB.
What is FB ?
Its the 'show me a picture of your (insert object) with your rolex' that makes me yawn and feel a bit nauseated.... http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=349773 http://www.uspro693.startdedicated.c...49383&page=119 http://www.rolexforums.com/showthrea...=327506&page=3 http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=347437 http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=342407
Tee hee hee, like a moth to a Rolex flame :-)
Rolex have their own brand of candles now?
Christ! Is there nothing they won't slap their name on?
There are some 'interesting' characters on there for sure, but you can say the same about this place, indeed any forum.
I do find an arrogance on TRF that doesn't sit well. No, TZ and OF are good enough for me, especially as I am allowed to stir the pot every so often by mentioning the Wallabies.
i got banned last week for two days for using a word i dont even consider bad langue i always thought the word describe a pregnant Goldfish, but at the end of the day i ticked that little box that said i agree to there terms,
so i did the crime and had to suffer the punishment, it would have been nice to at least be given a chance to say sorry it wont happen again but i guess thats not how it works.
who is the all seeing eye who hands out the bans, is he in the room now, do i have to go all Ron Pickering on him.
yeah maybe the Ron Pickering thing has had its time and passed now..... but mate "do you know who i am! im dirboxden"
iv been up for around 36hours now i just finished a night shift, so if my spelling is a bit off forgive me, to be honest it wouldn't matter what time off day it is the spelling wouldn't be much better.
i used to be called dyslectic den when i was at school many many years ago, now days im just abused by people on forums about it...lol
anyway to answer your question, i just use google spell check but the problem is if i spell something and it corrects its but i struggle reading the word itself the spell checker becomes useless.
thats something you norm's wont understand, a spell checker is only any good if you can read or spell the word correctly to start with, that probably seems like nonsense to you norm's but its a fact.
so im using a american spell checker thats really only any good with the smaller words that i already know iv typed wrong due to rushing and it will just auto correct them,
for more complicated spelling it does not really help, the only thing that helps is slowing right down and running the more complicated words through google to get there definition to make sure its the correct word to start.
right so now we now i have a brain function disability can i maybe just get a tad bit off leeway
10/10 for the comprehensive reply chum
And note duly taken.
so i thought if i get it out there and explain maybe i wont be sat in the corner shaking and crying for the rest of the day.
but on a serious note im now mid 40's iv gone through it my whole life and iv still got more rolexs and gold stashed away them any of my friends and family who spell perfect.
so the morel of the story is...you can still be 'El Thicko' and make it in life you dont need to to able to spell perfect.
i get on because my mind works better then others in different ways, just dont ask me to write about it..lol
lets keep these tales from TheRolexForum going.
I was banned, because i contributed 25$ - honestly because i wanted access to post in their buy/sell area, i was told that my pledge membership would go till end of january 2016 (basically 2 months) and at that time i had to repay a 'donation'. I PM an admin called "lol-z" or something similar; and told him that i found that abit unfair and just as a courtesy to get my "donation" back.
I got my donation back with a ban as well, where he explained that i didnt understand that this donation was not for services but to support the forum....
I was abit surprised and asked myself "how can this be a 'donation' and not a charge for services since you only allow people who generously 'support' (wink wink pay 25$) to post a thread in the buy/sell area".
I was mostly surprised since i did get a good vibe from the other users that this place was nice and friendly, if you wore Rolex, of course.
I'm in forums since 25 years, mostly in IT. The spirit of helping each other ist the base of a forum, at least for me. There is always people knowing better and people new om board, but this is the real value of a forum. Seniors should be mentors, not judges and never protectors of the holy grail! Sometimes the forum in question lacks of open mind and solidarity, I felt this sometimes or was treated as a dummy. Something never felt in an open source forum for example.
... but there are differences between an apple forum and a Linux forum: "My carrier, my house, my car, my watch " wears frogdesign, it's not the penguins world 😎
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The place is full of idiots. One guy will post a picture of something and the next 25 postings are like Reginald Perrin meets Bullseye: great, super, smashing, wow. There is also a lot of very angry people on the forum. I remember one guy posting a picture of Fidel Castro wearing two Rolex at the same time, they wanted him hung, drawn and quartered. They are still ranting and raving over the Bay of Pigs - get over it guys. I gave up on that forum long ago.
So what is the point of a forum? Isn't about discussions about something or opinions?
I posted the link to illustrate the morons who have no interest in the forum but float in and out on their own agenda. Sometimes you can almost hear certain mods sigh as they type responses to some awful posts. My only negative comment about TRF would be you can't criticise watch brands with constructive debate any more. The last couple of years you can only oooh and aaah as I've often found out on the AP subsection.
Voila!! Just this week:
Serious crash in the first link and he's more concerned about his poxy watch and Padi's reply in the second is fantastic. I genuinely pissed myself.
Just when you think watch nicknames can't get any more puerile......... "Platona" and "Smurf" appear.
I used go there but then it started to just get ridiculous.... seemed it was predominantly blokes convinced a Rolex was going to elevate them or cure their insecurities.
Old post I know but is about the time I gave up.
There was another which I can't find, but a guy had gone on a first date, got invited back to the girls condo. He asked to use the facilitates, after 20mins or so she checked on him to find him cleaning his sub. She was somewhat bemused (cant think why) and suggested he went home. This was a serious post as the guy was concerned she didn't appreciate his Rolex! Furthermore by cleaning it he stood a better chance...it was 6 months old and he'd been invited back.
I wonder if they pay any tax on their compulsory selling fees "donations". Tidy little business they have running there, either way.
There is one amazing thread over at the Rolex forums started by a Brit. He gets accused of being a bullsh11ter but in the end makes them eat their words. Unfortunately the thread becomes very sad and tragic but it really is a wonderful thread about someone using his Rolex as a tool watch and exploration adventures / to Antarctica and the South Pole.
Worth reading for sure. one of my fave threads on any forum and I don't think you need to be a member:
Thanks, it's a remarkable thread - worth persevering through the first 100 posts.