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February 19th, 2013, 10:07 am

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February 19th, 2013, 10:27 am

not "Those Cheesy Swiss" ?
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February 19th, 2013, 10:32 am

we already have the swiss ban on minarets thread
 
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February 19th, 2013, 1:18 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperwe already have the swiss ban on minarets threadI did search for "Swiss" first, but that thread is specific to minarets and also quite long.Was surprised to find no general thread for them, so here it is!
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February 19th, 2013, 1:43 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperwe already have the swiss ban on minarets threadI did search for "Swiss" first, but that thread is specific to minarets and also quite long.Was surprised to find no general thread for them, so here it is!Perhaps we should have a thread to look up threads
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February 19th, 2013, 1:54 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelPerhaps we should have a thread to look up threadsI used to put my favorite threads (in categories) in Trackstar's Library as a kind of joke.But I have not updated it in about a year.
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February 19th, 2013, 2:13 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelPerhaps we should have a thread to look up threadsI used to put my favorite threads (in categories) in Trackstar's Library as a kind of joke.But I have not updated it in about a year.I would suggest that the lookup table has a number of unique identifiers - for example Country (eg Switzerland), function (e.g. taking the piss, being gratuitously insulting, prurience etc) and then the thread location
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February 19th, 2013, 2:20 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelI would suggest that the lookup table has a number of unique identifiers - for example Country (eg Switzerland), function (e.g. taking the piss, being gratuitously insulting, prurience etc) and then the thread locationThis is very good! Search should also be improved to show who had posted on any given thread.So I could enter {daveangel, ppauper}, for example, and find all the pleasant interactions you two have enjoyed over the years. Some other delightful pairings:{Errrb, zerdna}{Fermion, Traden4Alpha}...
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February 19th, 2013, 2:33 pm

Perhaps we need a locked "Guide to Global Grumpiness", "Those Fallible Earthlings", or "Posts on the Petty, Pugnacious, & Puerile Peoples of the Planet" thread that always sits at the top of the OT forum?
 
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May 30th, 2013, 7:51 pm

In one of the threads on Switzerland, I asked whether people bath in the Lac Léman in the summer, and whether there are beaches.YES, they do and there are.Les plages du lac LémanNonetheless, their beaches look 'specific'.I'll give it a try in July or August, and will report my impressions.
 
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May 31st, 2013, 10:40 am

Are euros generally accepted by shops in Geneva?I just read Ikea accept both CHF and EUR (http://www.ikea.com/ch/fr/customerservices/faq).I wonder to what extent it is disavantageous to pay in EUR in Switzerland (against buying CHF with my EUR before going shopping) ?
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May 31st, 2013, 10:49 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardAre euros generally accepted in Geneva?I just read Ikea accept both CHF and EUR (http://www.ikea.com/ch/fr/customerservices/faq).I wonder to what extent it is disavantageous to pay in EUR in Switzerland (against buying CHF with my EUR before going shopping) ?lots of places in Canada take USD, but they tend to give you a crappy rate.Surprisingly, some border communities in the US from time to time take CAD at very beneficial rates (for example, there have been times when the Canadian dollar has been worth 80 cents and places in for example upstate new york have been taking it at par)
 
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June 1st, 2013, 8:36 am

I went to Ikea in Geneva, yesterday. This is paid-parking! The kind of things that upset me ...And, I haven't been heartened by their products.
 
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June 1st, 2013, 8:37 am

Those ever sheltering SwissesQuoteQuotas on the number of EU citizens working in Switzerland have come into effect for one year.