But what information is there in an account other than the posts? It’s not like facebook, where you have photos and other things that only certain people are supposed to be able to see.
By default, anything posted here is visible to the world. We have exceptions like the Temp and the Lounge, but anyone can join the site and gain access to those automatically by meeting the requirements of simple algorithms. (The invitation-only secret fora are another story. I mean, uh, if they exist. )
If you’ve revealed your real name and location in the public part of your profile, you can remove them.
The simple ability to delete your account is pretty much available in all other forum software except Discourse, I’m simplying stating that in this day in age its weird to be not able to delete your account.
This isn’t a data/privacy issue per se, just stating that this is the case.
So @cactusf3ar said that this site is nothing like what an expat site should be and that he can not find useful information at all here.
Out of curiosity I checked his threads and after reading them a bit it was clear to me that what really happened is that the he didn’t like the factual information he was provided, which again was correct. But he didn’t like it. So the information was not good. So this site is not helpful nor good.
And I have the feeling that he has the same problem when it comes to other people’s opinions. He’s very tolerant and open minded but hates people having those backwards opinions, because they are so backwards and so wrong and he’s so right. He’s in his late 20’s and he has to deal with this bunch of old idiots who don’t know anything and are so bad and bigoted and so unhelpful.
Oh, you should have been here a couple of years ago. There was a guy (from the US?) who was living in Japan and was married with a Japanese girl, he also had kids. He suddenly had a crush on a young Taiwanese girl and decided to move to Taiwan with her.
His first posts were the standard request for information, suggestions etc etc. But then…
After just a few days she dumped him, and then we had the privilege of witnessing his slow descent into madness. Eventually he’d pop up on any thread about any topic, throwing garbage at Taiwan and calling everyone who showed appreciation for Taiwan a loser. He had nothing to do with Taiwan anymore, but he’d just join any conversation to dump his overflowing bitterness for his own failure. It was truly amazing.
He didn’t stay very long, though, I guess he had some sorting to do with his life.
Unfortunately not, and I said “a couple of years ago” but it may have been longer than that, like 3/4/5 years.
My very first interaction with him was in a topic where I mentioned that when I arrived in taiwan years ago the first thing I did was to use some of my savings to enroll at a University to study Chinese because I was planning to settle here long term, while my Taiwanese girlfriend (my wife now) was working. He replied to me implying that I was some kind of failed man who need to be maintained by a woman or something like that, and I was like:“Holy cow where the hell did that come from? I have no idea who this dude is!”, so I went through all his posts and realized he was just filled with bitterness due to his failed romance, so he probably got triggered anytime someone mentioned Taiwanese girlfriends or wives.
Rule of thumb: whenever someone says you’re a failure out of nowhere and unprompted, it usually means they’re internalizing their own sense of failure and they’re projecting those difficult feelings unto others.
We used to have deeper political conversations. I would like to discuss current events in TAIWAN more, rather than the US. The US politics threads, from the titles on, turn many people off the forum.
We can throw Brexit there, too, and any other train wreck not in our vicinity. Yes, I know it wil have consequences on us, but seriously, unless we can blame the increase in price of my McNuggets on Obama I really do not want to know about that.