Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by Bald Eagle, Apr 22, 2013.
Is the Forum based in the USA with a predominant North American active membership ?
It's hosted on US servers and the domain is parked in the USA. W1zzard lives in the Netherlands...or was it Germany...I forget. It has members from all over the world.
Why are you so fixated on the USA/North America thing?
Check the map: http://www.techpowerup.com/contact.php
This is for our web traffic (not only forum): US and EU visitor levels are roughly equal, 35-40% each. We have a surprisingly strong presence in Asian countries, despite the language barrier, either Google translate or people love looking at pictures.
Servers are in the US, with a backup storage server in the EU, email server in Canada (was cheap) and download servers in EU and US.
TPU is global, we have staff from all over the world and it really doesn't matter to me which country someone is from.
Fabulous reply Erocker and very interesting. Looks quite an International spread.
I know i love looking at pictures.
My dear Ford, I have no fixation about the North American Continent, not one iota in asking the location and mix of members and it is not a THING. It is a perfectly intelligent question to ask.
For your personal interest, it is of some beneficial advantage to know WHO you are talking to, so that the flavour of English literary compilation can be adjusted accordingly. For instance, talking to Americans is second nature to a Brit, we are combined by history in the English language. Like blood brothers eh ? English being the adopted language of America.
Whereas talking to somebody who is of another nationality and only speaks limited English, one has to communicate in an aligned manner.
I would have thought that my motives in wanting to know the predominant nationality of my fellow members is obvious, in order to construct and reply to posts.
When meeting a stranger, it seems a fundamental requirement to know if you have a common language in order to converse. Hardly very productive to meet a Russian whose only knowledge of our beautiful language is to say "Manchester United" and then babble away in English is it ?
You seem like a pretentious butth- I dont even know why you wrote that pointless wall of text in order to make some kind of point in a thread that generally has no point. Matter of fact you're making brits look like asses by posting this motives language babble and all you seem to do is sound condescending.
Enjoy this thread guys
I've had a few peeps see "Manchester" in my info and assume I'm from the UK, lol. Honest mistake and ironically, my dad was born in the UK.
UK Uber Alles.
Given the politics and policies here in the US, I wish I were Canadian.
Thank you for that useless and ignorant comment, plus the personal abusive start to your diatribe. I did not post my question to get the kind of magnetic aggravation which our sister Forum GN appears to thrive upon.
My query has been more than brilliantly answered by several enthusiastic and responsible posters here and I now consider the matter closed.
I suggest you go to GN and enjoy yourself being obnoxious there.
I sincerely thank those posters who answered my question in such civil and brilliant detail. I will take no further part in reading the kind of posts that it has subsequently attracted.
Master Troll is a Troll and nothing of value was lost.
You cannot possibly be serious. You make me ashamed to be from the UK.
Nice link. Never seen that, Thanks, erocker.
Yep, my Mum was from England, family in Australia and Canada... my ancestors came over to America from Deutschland.
But, I really don't care were any of you are from... as long as you are good at heart and do, me and mine, no harm.
And, I am proud to be who I am.
, freedom, rock'n'roll, my wife, my dog, good friends, good food, football, cars, and other things that make me happy.
And, I believe, most, of the members, that have a real presence here, are fun to interact with (even when, and if, we disagree).
We are one... we are united,,, we are the world! All hail, Caesar! Strike that... I got carried away.
Oh yeah, I forgot. THANKS TO W1ZZARD!
Edit: And, I am glad the servers are located in the U.S.
Alright - enough you two.
You shouldn't adjust your manner of communication based on that kind of assessment or should I say prejudice. You should speak your language as you do normally, if you want to be considered as normal.
You guys might want to step we will be having a good ol' english brawl.
welcome to the forum bald eagle http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68304&page=569 here is our beloved UK clubhouse
A word of warning: Clubhouse is almost exactly like UK: we can't keep the immigrants out
It's a shame Bald Eagle wont read this again. The reason (i deduce) he was asked about his interest in the US was not solely because of his question but because of his name and avatar - both being the national symbol of the US.
That's simply not true and has nothing to do with prejudice. The vernacular, including slang and colloquialisms, of a region may be completely incomprehensible to someone from another country who was not raised using your native language.
It is always best to speak/write in the manner that is most effective for communication with someone who may not be familiar with what you consider "normal".
For instance, "Go get the torch", means something completely different in the UK than in the US, and we both use the same language (more or less).
Nice to see the world working together at some thing.
I dunno what that means.
Happens all the time, and I see no reason why it wouldn't, fortunately.
See now you can't just leave me hanging here! EXPLAIN THIS!
there was a time I came on tpu to learn about overclocking and hardware, now all I do lately is laugh at the monitor!!!
You know, trickson, like "Go get the torch, it's in the boot."
Separate names with a comma.