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Title: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Master Moderator on July 19, 2008, 02:03:46 pm
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Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: brazen20au on September 04, 2008, 11:18:26 am
is it possible for you to insist that everyone who posts a recipe they got from elsewhere posts a link to the original source? i've just found two of my recipes (and i bet there's more) without any credit to me for my conversion whatsoever. as far as i was aware that is a big cyber no-no.

I'd really appreciate it if anyone who posts one of my recipes posts a link to my blog or the thermomix magic block just in acknowledgement of the source.

thanks
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: Master Moderator on September 04, 2008, 11:45:51 am
I will most certainly make this aware. I will post something today.

Done: http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=118.msg164#msg164

Hope this helps  :)


Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: brazen20au on September 04, 2008, 12:41:17 pm
thanks so much!

i love to share or i wouldn't post them online, but it's also nice to have it acknowledged :D
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: Thermomixer on September 05, 2008, 12:25:48 am
I think that the proforma for recipes should include a header " ORIGIN OF RECIPE"  and indicate that the recipe has either come from somebody's own mind, or adapted from somewhere, or copied - a give a URL link.

Cheers
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: Tenina on September 25, 2008, 02:38:25 pm
Yeah, I am with you sister, it has given me an unpleasant feeling...credit is always appreciated and I hope the forum will fix this quickly! Some contributers are obviously cutting and pasting other stuff and claiming it as their own. (Even my typos are in there too!)
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: Thermomixer on September 26, 2008, 01:23:11 am
Hope you've cooled down Tenina, (working in the Steam Oven can do that  ;) )  - hopefully peolpe will continue to contribute - even if it is just to link to recipes on sites that they have seen with great recipes or ideas.

We need all the support and assistance we can get.
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: Tenina on October 11, 2008, 08:29:53 am
I have had some very nice correspondance with a truly contrite forum user...so yes, all is good. I think I was just a bit taken aback and it was my first experience with that sort of thing...my husband told me to remember that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...so I went with that! hahahaha ;D
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: brazen20au on October 11, 2008, 01:10:17 pm
i was talking about you two tonight jeff and tenina ;)

i had a lovely tmx demo here for a friend :D
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: Tenina on October 13, 2008, 12:51:27 pm
Assuming it was all good Karen!  ;) Hope you sold one to your friend...are you a consultant??
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: brazen20au on October 13, 2008, 10:37:24 pm
i'm not but the friend is ;)
unfortunately i don't think we sold any on the night though all my girlfriends are now desperately coveting one and trying to work out how they can save the $$$$

and of course it was all good :)
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: Thermomixer on October 13, 2008, 11:36:12 pm
Do the other Karens know about this forum?  Has Karen L been finding steaming recipes?
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: brazen20au on October 14, 2008, 12:08:59 am
i assumed that karen3 would know about here but i'm not sure if she does after all. i'm not sure about karen1, i don't think so either lol

it is my dirty little secret ;)
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: MrSpock on June 04, 2009, 01:37:45 pm
How about adding "Thermomix" and "Varoma" in the Spell Checker's dictionary?
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: Rogizoja on January 15, 2010, 10:32:36 am
Would it be possible to add some kind of "bookmark" facilitiy on the forum?  That way I'd be able to flag up my favourite recipes on the forum and wouldn't have to keep printing recipes!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: meganjane on January 21, 2010, 02:43:47 pm
Can you check the title of this post and change the spelling of 'suggestions'?  :D
Title: Re: Sugestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on January 22, 2010, 03:06:16 am
MJ I had a lovely chuckle, that must be the teacher in you!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on January 22, 2010, 03:08:35 am
MJ I had a lovely chuckle, that must be the teacher in you!

I've had a go, I think ??? I did it. :-\
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on January 22, 2010, 03:10:31 am
A big tick and a gold star for you clever Cookie!!!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: meganjane on January 28, 2010, 01:45:53 am
 :-)) Yes, it's the teacher in me!! :-X
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on January 28, 2010, 04:38:25 am
Spelling mistakes seem to jump off the page at you. :P Wish they did when I had heaps of marking to do, they were all well hidden then. :-\
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: meganjane on January 30, 2010, 07:14:12 am
While we're on the topic of typos, can we also change the spelling of "Mangement" too?   :P
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on January 30, 2010, 12:37:15 pm
MJ I've missed that one, where is it please and I'll try to oblige.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: andiesenji on January 30, 2010, 07:03:29 pm
:-)) Yes, it's the teacher in me!! :-X

It's the same for an English major.  I have ceased cringing at the proliferation of glaring grammar errors.  The "dangling participle" has become so common that it has its own zip code. 
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on January 31, 2010, 02:49:16 am
LOL
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Thermomixer on January 31, 2010, 11:52:38 pm
Remember when my brother went through school and he was allowed to write phonetically !!  Didn't help when he was older.  It was not a good idea.

Now I can't read lots of SMS messages and don't understand Twits - guess it will all be OK in years to come - I'll be dead.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on February 01, 2010, 06:01:12 am
I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't read lots of SMS's. I try to do it phonetically but it doesn't help sometimes.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on February 01, 2010, 01:52:21 pm

Now I can't read lots of SMS messages and don't understand Twits - guess it will all be OK in years to come - I'll be dead.  ;D ;D
  Precisely Thermomixer - the world just gets too much for us and it is therefore not hard to leave when we get old (much older than we are at the moment though I hope ;) ;))
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Gertbysea on February 02, 2010, 08:10:30 am

Now I can't read lots of SMS messages and don't understand Twits - guess it will all be OK in years to come - I'll be dead.  ;D ;D
  Precisely Thermomixer - the world just gets too much for us and it is therefore not hard to leave when we get old (much older than we are at the moment though I hope ;) ;))

Much much older Judy. Ain't ready to go yet. Twits is right.

Gretchen
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on February 15, 2010, 04:18:04 am
MJ I have just noticed the Mangement. I never seem to look there. I'll give it a try but I'm not sure if I can get there.


Sorry. :'(
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: meganjane on February 25, 2010, 12:38:03 pm
 :D No need to be sorry cookie!

On the subject of tweets and SMS texts, number plates are another issue. Trying to decode some of those is an interesting task!



Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on February 26, 2010, 07:10:08 am
Haven't tried twitter yet but some number plates are 'interesting' if you manage to decode them.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cecilia on August 28, 2011, 01:11:56 pm
Back to the subject of the spelling correction of Mangement in the heading
 Welcoming Center, Mangement and General Chat,
it is many months since this has been pointed out.


Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Frozzie on August 28, 2011, 03:27:26 pm
haha MM was probably thinking of eating at the time mange meaning eat!!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Decadent Dot on August 28, 2011, 07:46:34 pm
Can I make the suggestion that in the “Inserting new recipes the heading “people” be changed to “portions”?
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: leesmac78 on October 22, 2011, 05:50:58 am
All these dreaded teachers.  I am one too.  I try my best to ensure that my spelling is perfect.  Teacher children in an international school means that I see some interesting attempts at English spelling.  I think I am rather accurate except when I incorrectly allow MS Word to change practise to practice. It does my bosses head in when she corrects my reports.

Xxx

  ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on October 22, 2011, 07:14:44 am
I used to check and recheck my reports Lee as I hated getting them back with lots of little stickers sticking out for corrections.
My pet hate is seeing things with incorrect spelling in the community, or even from sign writers.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 22, 2011, 09:50:09 am
Teacher children in an international school means that I see some interesting attempts at Englidh spelling. 

 :o Young man, go back and re-do this  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on October 22, 2011, 09:52:34 am
If only we could all correct typing mistakes ourselves when we see them - Hally would keep us busy  ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: jeninwa on October 22, 2011, 10:01:49 am
If only we could all correct typing mistakes ourselves when we see them - Hally would keep us busy  ;D

Its fun trying to decipher them,  :D :D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: leesmac78 on October 22, 2011, 07:36:06 pm
Oops!  And after such a comment and I make a spelling error. Typing in an iPad is so much harder.  Forgive me all.

Xxx

 ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on October 22, 2011, 11:56:31 pm
You are forgiven Lee but don't do it again ;D ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: jeninwa on October 23, 2011, 03:58:48 am
Another reason for me not to buy an Ipad. :D Trying hard to tell myself I don't need one. I don't need one. I don't need one. I don't need one.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: andiesenji on October 23, 2011, 04:26:06 am
Another reason for me not to buy an Ipad. :D Trying hard to tell myself I don't need one. I don't need one. I don't need one. I don't need one.

You can get a keypad for it.   I did medical transcribing for years and on the computer type well over 100 wpm (did 90+ on an electric TW) but I still occasionally transpose letters but usually only in small words, form/from the most common error.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on October 23, 2011, 09:03:07 am
To be honest I wouldn't correct peoples spelling mistakes on the forum as sadly some people can't spell. I don't think I've seen it on here but on other forums  'resipee.' 'Recieve' is another of my pet things. I need to get a life but they do bug me. :P :P
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Frozzie on October 23, 2011, 11:28:58 am
lol cookie just recite i before e EXCEPT after C lol!!! and well resipee thats just scary!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 11:53:04 am
This is why i love this forum no one really cares if your spelling is wrong
 
i am a member of a travel forum i rarely  post on them and i have so much information that i would like to share .Members get put down all of the time.

My education is zero, my family could not decide where they what to live Italy or Australia

This post took me about 10 mins or more  to write  :-))
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on October 23, 2011, 12:00:36 pm
You are right Uni, you don't have to be a Rhodes scholar to be accepted on this forum - just a nice person. With all the chatting you do on this forum, I'm sure your typing has improved. Pity the travel forum isn't so accepting, I wouldn't want to partake in one that puts people down either.  :-*
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 12:05:50 pm
its not the typing JD its the spelling that takes me a whlie  ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Cornish Cream on October 23, 2011, 12:08:27 pm
Never been able to spell, so I don't notice if it's wrong  :D :D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: thermoheaven on October 23, 2011, 12:59:58 pm
i've decided to forget capitalising ... getting slack, eh?
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: jeninwa on October 23, 2011, 01:05:28 pm
I am a bad speller 2, I use Google chrome and it has a built in spell checker. I very really find someone else's spelling mistakes and if I did it wouldn't worry me.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Frozzie on October 23, 2011, 05:21:48 pm
yes this is a very accepting forum which makes it as great as it is...i was looking through some comments on the french forum and others also and came across some of the members callling people out for asking questions as being pathetic and stupid which I found very harsh as to be honest most forums etc are there for people to share and learn and those that have knowlege to share it with others but obviously there are people that feel that belittling?? others a right of passage or something...i hope this forum never changes....great place to be part of..spelling or no spelling lol!!

fundj ...keep it up..I would never have guessed that it took you so long to type a message so thats a compliment for your efforts...I have always pushed myself in French to learn as much as I can and write as well as I can but sometimes it does my head in...so many more verbs and tenses and formal and informal and masculin and feminine..arrrrgghhhhhh so as long as the message gets through thats all that matters!!  ;)
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: andiesenji on October 23, 2011, 06:05:22 pm
To be honest I wouldn't correct peoples spelling mistakes on the forum as sadly some people can't spell. I don't think I've seen it on here but on other forums  'resipee.' 'Recieve' is another of my pet things. I need to get a life but they do bug me. :P :P

I don't correct the spelling of other people except when it is a more complex word that has a totally different meaning than that indicated by the context and unless one actually knows the meaning, the sentence can convey a confusing idea. 
It is so easy to type there for their, to for too and so on but these are easily read correctly - even words with extreme transposition of letters, as have some of the funny things that have been sent around the net lately. 
I was an English major and these errors don't bother me.  However I do know some people who have English as a second language that complain that it is confusing to them. 
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Cuilidh on October 23, 2011, 08:39:56 pm
Fundj, if you are finding that it is hard for you and taking a lot of time when you respond to posts and this really bothers you, have you tried drafting your post in Word or a similar program first, that way you get an automatic spelling and grammar check so that may take some of the hassle away for you.

As for spelling and the English language as a whole - well, I've got to say, I would hate to have to learn it as a second langauge, there are so many things that are contradictory and some very strange 'rules' etc.  I guess the main thing is trying to get punctuation more or less correct - we all know the difference an incorrectly placed comma can make! 

My biggest gripe at the moment is text language - I'm a bit of a pedantic so and so and rarely text on my mobile (which I hate, by the way; I refuse to be followed around every minute of the day by a machine, even though I know they have an important place for emergencies, etc.) because I cannot make myself shorten words - "U R L8 - Y" .... no, that just doesn't do it for me.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: johnro on October 23, 2011, 08:59:36 pm
Definitely in agreement re the ipad and typos - unfortunately it matters not (as you will have all noticed) whether I am using the ipad or the PC I am the worst at the form/from transposition, have also noticed my dyslexic potential in some other words if I don't do a spell check!!!!  :)  :)
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: tarasis on October 23, 2011, 09:27:22 pm
lol cookie just recite i before e EXCEPT after C lol!!! and well resipee thats just scary!

Speaking of which (hoping this works for you) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duqlZXiIZqA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duqlZXiIZqA) - anyway apparently (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8110573.stm) the rule was no longer to be taught in UK school's because there are more words that break, than follow the rule.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Frozzie on October 23, 2011, 10:17:02 pm
all languages have base rules and their several exceptions...they are only to be meant as a guide..i believe english is easier than other languages, latin languages to me are far more complex and alot more verbs are used regularly as well as formal and informal and masculine and feminine which dont exist in english..
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: leesmac78 on October 24, 2011, 05:28:18 am
and German with its masculine, feminine AND neutral (das).  AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!  I always talk about everything in plural, then it is feminine.  Except of course when I am talking of Ed, then I must speak in singular!!!

xxx

 ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Frozzie on October 24, 2011, 07:25:21 am
I have to be careful with formal and informal..my more laid back attitude than true nationals makes me speak normally and not always speak in the formal language..im fine when it comes to directors etc or someone older but just someone I dont know or the teachers etc always remembering formal formal formal lol...sometimes I find it odd that people you see everyday if not several times a day and you (out of respect) speak to them like they are the queen lol...same with cleaning staff etc, gardeners..always a barrier..its very offputting I find...not to mention masculine and femiine is like pot luck...you get what you get..either I konw it or I dont haha..;  Lee I think the thing with german for me would be the tone of speak as well..at least french has a flow almost music like to how they speak but when I come across germans it seems so abrupt...the thing that used to annoy me in the beginning was all the people despite all my efforts saying they dont understand, even when i spoke quite well it was people hearing an accent and shutting down...I soon knew who was used to foreigners and who wasnt!  Saying that I was up in northern France....never going back lol!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Moo2 on October 24, 2011, 11:44:59 am
I take my hat off to anyone who can speak another language let alone write in it! And what are a few spelling mistakes amongst friends?
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Bedlam on October 24, 2011, 12:09:57 pm
"like"
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: johnro on October 24, 2011, 07:18:30 pm
Frozzie your comments put truth to our thoughts when travelling through France last year, we found people in the south of France more willing to provide help with directions etc than those in the Nth (in fact rude comes to mind!!!!)  We put it down to my knowledge of the French language just didn't cut it despite studying it for 5 years!!!!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Frozzie on October 24, 2011, 08:35:34 pm
robyn the north of france is very rural and alot of small villages and its very cold and flat so doesnt attract alot of tourists or even 'outsiders' wanting to live there so they arent as welcoming...in the six years I lived up there they kept wondering why an australian lived there...ie what on earth would I want to live there and even DH was called the parisien ..if you arent of several generations you were considered a stranger so that gives you an idea....they are nice enough people but its the same as small country towns, ie very clicky and not that accepting of outsiders..so I can see as actual tourists not getting the warmest of welcomes but it wouldnt be personal its mainly due to a lack of understanding and general fear...i worked in a bank for a while and alot of the clients would freak out about my accent and make out I was speaking another language even though I spoke quite well at that stage...I have found in my experience that people who dont travel alot and dont come in contact with foreigners on a regular enough basis have a very negative image of them and are often the harshest judges...i put it down to ignorance and let them go on their way...even today I speak the language fluenty and write very well as well and I still get the odd idiot, also kids often make comment but to them I just explain that I wasnt born in France and my language when I was little was not the same as theirs and the penny drops and they get all curious...not at all the same beast as ignorant adults but unfortunately every country has them...tahts just life!  No point wasting time worrying about them  ;)
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: nola276 on November 10, 2011, 10:22:09 am
I don't know if this has been suggested before, but it would be great if there was a special thread for "Meals For Two".  I always seem to have so much food over. :D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: nazar on November 10, 2011, 11:54:59 am
frozzie how long you been in france ?

sounds like you been there a while and if you dont mind me asking why did you move there?
 do your children speak engish and french  sorry l not shore how old they are
 
 my friend has a german born  husband and  ozzie born  mum and she wishes her husband spoke more german to there kids when they were younger as they are in high school now and only speak engish but had wished dad spoke german to them 
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: tarasis on November 10, 2011, 12:34:52 pm
I know I'm not Frozzie, but we did that. I have spoken English to the kids since day one and my wife has spoken German to them (though she is English) and they both speak both languages; though they started speaking a but later than other kids. My son, 6, happily interchanges between the two depending on who he is talking too and indeed translates for me when I need it :) (more often than I like).

Both kids have gaps in their English and swap to German for those bits (at least when talking to me). It's quite incredible to watch.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: nazar on November 10, 2011, 01:36:56 pm
 l bet it would be incredble to watch
 where were you born tarisis
its great that the kids speak both  different langages
and what brought you to  germany now
l just wonder there no reason for it
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on November 11, 2011, 01:10:52 am
Nola a lot of us have that problem and our freezers eat well. I usually half most recipes or similar. eg if it is a pasta dish I'll make all the sauce but reduce the amount of pasta to 200g as that is enough for 3. DD lives at home while she is saving for her house.
Other meals I halve the entire thing and yet others I cook the full amount and put half in the freezer.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Frozzie on November 22, 2011, 11:19:37 am
frozzie how long you been in france ?

sounds like you been there a while and if you dont mind me asking why did you move there?
 do your children speak engish and french  sorry l not shore how old they are
 
 my friend has a german born  husband and  ozzie born  mum and she wishes her husband spoke more german to there kids when they were younger as they are in high school now and only speak engish but had wished dad spoke german to them  


nazar i have been living over ehre for 11 years now and i moved here because of DH (he is french and his career etc was in france so i thought why not)...basically ti was so much easier for me to live in France than to live in oz...plus DHs englihs wasnt at the level it is today workwise so i think he would have had some trouble with his career had we gone to oz first off..

my kids are DS 6 and DD 3..DS speaks both languages but DD mixes them and speaks franglais lol or frenglish..which DS did too when he first started school.apprently its quite normal particularly when they have such strong roots here ie family etc who are french and me being the only foreign influence in their daily life but ina year or two DD will be like DS and speak both languages athough when we travel DS still doesnt understand why some people dont understand either french or english lol...i think its because here between his class mates he is quite special speaking two languages lol but has no idea how mnay languages there are out there..he is only 6 so he has time to come across the many languages of the world!

i think its such a gift to take advantage of a situation of living with two cultures..we always have spoken both languages to the kids...DH speaks to the kids in frenchy unless i find they are slacking off in english then he speaks to them in englsh and i speak english to them unle"ss we are with company who dont speak english which can be often as it just gets too many questions and you end up just translating everything..probably not the best idea but hey i dont have rellies just across the channel who can visit when they like to influence the kids language speaking.. Im very proud of DS as he speaks english to me and I have been trying to get him to continue speaking english french oops to his sister as well... she insists on speaking french..its hard for kids when young who go to school and speak a foreign language as alot of the other kids who dont speak any other languages find it strange at frist and can make alot of comments so many kids who dont have a regular influence of their foreign families tend to disregard the foreign language to them...i have had to fight to keep DS speaking english but now he understands its an advantage but didnt always understand it...he will learn another language at school as its compulsory so he will start out i life with 3 languages..wish i had would have made life alot easier at one period of my life!!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Bonsai on November 22, 2011, 02:01:47 pm
Wow Frozzie that's a great effort. I work with a  lot of families where English isn't their first language and it's incredible how quickly kids pick up a new language whereas adults have to work really hard to manage to learn. Enormous amounts of arabic speaking families have to study so hard go get a grasp of English (which is a terrible language to learn) whereas their kids at daycare or school learn it so easily. I think it is because of the elasicity of small brains and the fearlessness they have in trying out new languages.

Wish I was bilingual !
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Cuilidh on November 22, 2011, 07:00:22 pm
My parents didn't speak English until they went to school and I always regretted that they never taught me their first language (Gaelic).  Having more than one language doesn't weigh anything and I am told that young kids can easily learn more than one language - as Bonsai said, they are fearless.  I think adults probably analyse a new language too much and are probably a little hesitant about making mistakes amd embarrassing themselves as well.

My congratulations to everyone who encourages their kids to speak more than one language!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on November 23, 2011, 01:18:13 am
My DH's parents were European. When they came here they couldn't speak English and when he went to school he couldn't speak it either. Ma-in-law tells a funny story of how he tried to teach the children at school his language instead of him learning English. He now speaks very little of his parents language (mainly swear words) although he can understand it.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Frozzie on November 23, 2011, 04:48:19 am
haha cookie  ;D  actually some of the first words in french i learnt and pronounced well were swear words  :P  I was with a female friend of my now DH in paris and I dont know she thought thats what she would teach me lol

kids under 5 absorb any kind of learning like a sponge and like everything else as we get older it gets harder...i dont tink its because of fear just the ability is not the same....and i think adults over analyse things in general so another language becomes a big problem...i was lucky in the sense that nobody i knew spoke english or very little so i was thrown in the deep end and it was horrible at first..like listening to a bunch of noise and not understanding much but bit by bit i could communicate and got better and better...i think you never stop learning ...i love being able to speak another language..DH speaks three grrrr i wish i spoke more..and plan to learn others but at least other european langauges have a lot of similarity so should be easier than learning english to french for example or vice versa..i learn new words often....some slang too...especially with DS at school with his friends...i pick things up all the time and usually have to end up asking DH what does that mean lol!!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: goldfish on November 28, 2011, 05:46:46 am
Hi . . more a query than anything . . . the time on my computer reads now 4.41PM . . .  and the time on the user info window of the forum shows 5.41 AM - I'm in Sydney . . are we really all that far apart???? ??? :o  I used to wonder at the various forum contributors who seemed to be suffering from acute cases of insomnia!! (like me!!) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: andiesenji on November 28, 2011, 09:06:31 am
Hi . . more a query than anything . . . the time on my computer reads now 4.41PM . . .  and the time on the user info window of the forum shows 5.41 AM - I'm in Sydney . . are we really all that far apart???? ??? :o  I used to wonder at the various forum contributors who seemed to be suffering from acute cases of insomnia!! (like me!!) 8) 8)

Right now it is Monday, 28 November, 1:05 a.m. where I am (same as Los Angeles) while it is 9:05 a.m. in London and I think in Sydney it is 8:05 p.m.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Frozzie on November 28, 2011, 11:55:11 am
just check out a worldclock on the net... but europe is generally 8 to 10 hours behind oz depending on where and what season.. longest in your summer and our winter...its almost 1pm in France at the moment!  I know the states is even further behind oz time as they are generally one of the last ones to celebrate new years but the different times zones in the states does my head in lol!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: andiesenji on November 28, 2011, 07:09:11 pm
I took this shot of the Earth Desk satellite feed a few minutes ago.

It's 11 a.m. here in California, 7 p.m. in London (Monday) and in Melbourne it is 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. 
Wake up, sleepyheads!
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Screenshot2011-11-28at103842AM.png)
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Cuilidh on November 28, 2011, 07:20:06 pm
Some of us in Melbourne are awake Andie!
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Wonder on November 28, 2011, 07:28:22 pm
Yep Melbourne already awake.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: andiesenji on November 28, 2011, 08:32:58 pm
I can see that.

Currently on Earth Desk, only the far west is still dark. 
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Wonder on November 28, 2011, 10:11:43 pm
It's amazing how the internet opens up the world.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Cuilidh on November 28, 2011, 10:13:05 pm
That's true, Wonder, I always forget that anything I put on the forum can be ready by anyone anywhere in the world - it's an amazing thing.

Andie, what's the URL for Earth Desk?  You always post wonderful images off that site.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: andiesenji on November 29, 2011, 01:01:05 am
Here is the link for

EarthDesk (http://www.xericdesign.com/earthdesk.php)

I love it.  The only thing I change is  from the little symbol in the header, I click and select "Centering"  then Equatorial  Sunrise, Noon or Sunset. 
I keep it on Equirectangle projection  but some of the other projections are interesting. 
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: DeeCat on January 08, 2012, 09:04:02 am
I would love to see a separate thread for pasta dishes/meals!
Also is there any way you can save recipes like you can on the Australian forum? That would be soooooooo great! I find it really hard trying to copy and paste on the iPad, and then sometimes I forget where the recipe came from when I want to share something on my blog  :)
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on January 08, 2012, 09:32:36 am
Dee Cat, MM has informed us there are changes in the air - just what they will be no-one knows. It is supposed to happen within the next month or so so let's just wait and see what they have in mind now that the forum is so large. I just hope it doesn't change that much that it doesn't look like our forum anymore.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on January 08, 2012, 11:10:59 am
DeeCat I just copy and paste to Evernote. That tells you where you got the recipe etc.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Lilli33 on February 08, 2012, 11:26:50 am
I wasn't sure where to ask this qn, but my friends has tried 5 times to join the forum and is not getting a reply back. I know it was on my third go that I got a reply back and accepted. Can anyone explain why this much be or what she needs to do? She doesn't seem to be able to contact anyone either?

Thanks all.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on February 08, 2012, 11:33:55 am
Can you send a pm to MM yourself on your friend's behalf Lilli, giving full details, her email address etc so that he may contact her if necessary.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Lilli33 on February 08, 2012, 12:13:05 pm
Sure, thanks JD. :)
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on February 09, 2012, 01:51:33 am
Hopefull that will work for your friend Lilli33. Does your friend wish to use an unusual name? We've had a lot of trouble with spammers and perhaps MM thinks she may be a spammer.
Let us know how it goes please.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Lilli33 on February 11, 2012, 03:38:31 am
Do you just need her nameuser name and email? She's asked exactly what info. Is is all I can think of?
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on February 11, 2012, 09:26:32 am
Lilli, the following details would be helpful, you can pm them to me if you prefer and I can ask MM for you. Her full name, user name, email address and when she first applied to join the forum please.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on February 12, 2012, 10:39:30 am
Thanks Lilli, I have sent those details to MM then deleted her personal information from the forum.  Hopefully something will happen now.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: dramb on February 26, 2014, 06:37:18 am
HELP! I have had my TMX for nearly 2 years.
I feel like my slow speed settings (soft and speed 1) have become uncalibrated.... Lately when I have been cooking dishes on reverse and slow speeds even when I have pre-cut the ingredients to bigger sizes they are coming out as mince after sauteeing... I wish I could post pictures of the consistency.
Also it seems to be stalling a reasonable amount when stirring things like meat sauces like curry etc.
Any one have any similar experiences? Someone did suggest getting my machine "serviced" does this exist??
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: WG on September 20, 2014, 01:36:14 am
MM quick question,  I’m new to the forum and don’t understand why a certain thread was locked.  My understanding is that this Forum isn’t linked directly to TM,  so why can people not have opinions even strong opinions on certain subjects without being locked.  I’m one of the people caught up in the delivery delay for the TM5 (first time owner)  and am very uncomfortable with the way in which everything has been handled by TM Aus,  and now uncomfortable that if you say something off beat about the co the thread immediately gets locked.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on September 20, 2014, 02:20:55 am
The thread wasn't immediately locked WG, everyone has had their say and there were a lot of complaints sent to the moderators about the direction this thread was heading.  No, we are not linked to official TMX sites but we felt enough was enough and it's time for everyone to move on.  We can't fix any problems people have with deliveries or compensation so our MM decided it was time to lock that thread.  Sorry if this has upset any of our new members but I think you will find most of our current members support us on this stance.  I'm sure everyone is trying their hardest to fulfill all orders as quickly as possible and I hope you receive yours in the not too distant future.

MM lives in a different time zone to Australia so please be patient until he has a chance to read your comment.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on September 20, 2014, 06:05:03 am
WG I truly empathise with you. This forum is not connected to Voerwork in any way as has been said. It is a friendly, recipe sharing and helpful forum. Not really the place to voice displeasure with the product as Voerwork don't even read this forum very much, if at all. I feel your comments may be better directed elsewhere.
We don't support Voerwork in what they have done or will be doing. We are completely separate.
We hope you continue with your purchase and have as much fun with your thermomix as other members do.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Nikkit on September 20, 2014, 11:25:26 am
HELP! I have had my TMX for nearly 2 years.
I feel like my slow speed settings (soft and speed 1) have become uncalibrated.... Lately when I have been cooking dishes on reverse and slow speeds even when I have pre-cut the ingredients to bigger sizes they are coming out as mince after sauteeing... I wish I could post pictures of the consistency.
Also it seems to be stalling a reasonable amount when stirring things like meat sauces like curry etc.
Any one have any similar experiences? Someone did suggest getting my machine "serviced" does this exist??
Dramb, not too sure if this will be any help but...you can call your consultant, they may be able to help you regarding your question. Or call HO and ask to have a consultant contact you if you don't have one any more.
I'm not sure why your food in turning to mince!
If it is stalling while cooking it could be due to a bigger piece of food sticking under the blades and not being able to turn.

Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 20, 2014, 02:43:07 pm
I really enjoyed the topic of the new machine coming out, but can understand that after a while the topic was a bit overridden by dissatisfied customers who recently purchased a TM31. As this website is not affiliated with Vorwerk it's great to be able to say that at the end of the day we are only TM addicts and people who love cooking and have nothing to do with the politics or decision making of TM and therefore to remain in neutral territory it's probably best that the topic closes as it had run it's course. There are consultants and consumer bodies to take complaints to and having said that, I'm glad that I had the chance to voice my opinion whilst given the opportunity. As one door closes and another one opens I have noticed that lots of old and dear members have checked back in, lurkers have said hello, and newbies have knocked on the front door. This is an open house and the doors are open 24/7 please come in often and make yourself comfy.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Master Moderator on September 20, 2014, 07:51:53 pm
Hi all,

Thanks for your feedback concerning the TM5 topic being locked.

We decided to lock this due to previous issues we have had with Head Office. There was a time when some members were unhappy about certain issues (namely new recipe books). All steam was let off in the forum. I was contacted by HO due to their concerns. There were certain conditions that I agreed to, including not going too far with customer dissatisfaction. Of course we can all let off some steam here, but we need to draw the line.

Like any new brand that is released into the market, there will always be some concern. Of course one can have their say, but we felt that the Forum was going in too deep and putting people off.

We are just a bunch of ordinary folk that run this forum. We really would like this space to continue growing. Vorwerk is a multinational with  a strong legal set up. If they wished, they could have us booted from Cyber Space.

Good news is that we have a good relationship with HO, and they do supply us with prizes for competitions.

If you do have any complaints, please use their official sites and online communities. That way your voices will be heard and complaints dealt with in a better manner.

Thank you all for the attention and look forward to seeing new recipes and experiences with the TM5

Over and Out

Master Moderator


Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on September 21, 2014, 12:43:03 am
Thanks MM.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on September 21, 2014, 12:47:58 am
Thanks MM, much appreciated.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: Kimmyh on September 21, 2014, 10:51:55 am
Well said MM and thank you for always having our best interests in mind. Now let's get cooking girls.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on September 21, 2014, 01:26:10 pm
Well said MM and thank you for always having our best interests in mind. Now let's get cooking girls.

Very wise words Kimmy.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: fundj&e on September 25, 2014, 08:15:27 pm
  :-X
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on September 26, 2014, 12:16:13 am
Great response Uni  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: gndfood on October 02, 2015, 12:28:40 am
I've spent the last 20 mins trying to open a new topic! Is there a step by step guide on how to do this? I got as far as opening a new poll, then I filled in what I thought was needed and kept getting error messages! 1) the message body was empty 2) you need to have at lest 2 choices!

I worked out I placed my question next to the question tab instead of in the message body but for the life of me I can't work out what to do in the whole question section..

What do I put into the feild box or writing box next to the question & what is the choices it's wanting me to supply in that same section!

Thanks
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on October 02, 2015, 01:38:07 am
Hi gndfood, welcome to the forum.

Perhaps you're wanting to post a message in Introduce Yourself or if you want to ask a question scroll down to Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide.  Follow the following steps.

Go to the Home Page, find the section in which you want to post.  Click on that heading, click on New Topic which is in the box on the right hand side and from there it should be easy to follow.  The poll section has nothing to do with posting your message. 

I hope this helps.
 

Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: cookie1 on October 02, 2015, 01:59:37 am
Hopefully we will hear from you soon gndfood.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: fundj&e on October 26, 2015, 06:05:04 pm
i would like to see a picture/recipe of the month instead of the plate of spaghetti, to me it doesn't represent thermomix at all

just saying  :-))
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: judydawn on October 26, 2015, 09:44:30 pm
Good idea Uni.
Title: Re: Suggestions and complaints
Post by: spersephone on January 31, 2016, 01:16:48 am
I don't know if this is a suggestion or complaint, but I don't understand why the local time on this forum is so far out for me. It's about 9-10 minutes different from my local time. Where does it get the information from? It's really confusing to me, it says my local time is in the future, but by such a strange amount that it can't be related to a time zone mistake.