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Title: Moderators
Post by: medic3500 on March 15, 2014, 11:50:38 AM
I sense sarcasm in the responses. No need for it. Everyone is stating their opinion and that is their right. Absolutely no reason to be sarcastic in response to another's personal view point. This is what starts the downward spiral of the thread which will be closed. 
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: shortman on March 15, 2014, 12:07:05 PM
Great medic; bombing someone and constantly pointing at the condition they already know they are in doesn't help, but to anyone reading the posting on the matter, if you are heading for the self same condition or experiencing low cash don't wait until the unthinkable happens but do all you can now to prepare for unseen circumstances and keep up on immigration matters;.... good job medic... :)
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on March 15, 2014, 12:52:37 PM
In turn though, I don't like people coming on here belly aching and blaming it on everything else other than on one's self who got themselves in a bad predicament he/she put themselves in to!
No sarcasm here and not being "so high and mighty", but just the plain honest truth and or POV concerning the rantings from the OP!
Anyway, it's up to admin or one of the moderators to determine to lock this topic or not!
Besides, anyone on here can just press the "Report to moderator" button if one is offended by any remarks posted on here they feel are inappropriate according to the forum rules!   
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: meylou on March 15, 2014, 01:17:44 PM
Hi divs.

Sorry to learn about your predicament.  It was very good, selfless and magnanimous of you to help others and not asking anything in return.  However, you should've helped yourself as well - by not overstaying in the country. Who else is going to help and take care of Number 1 but Number 1?  Now, the very people that you've helped lost a wonderful person, a good provider. You've been deported and blacklisted and you only have yourself to blame. No one else's.

It's going to cost you a lot of money and time to be able to get back into the country. That is, if they even allow you. You can always try.

I wish you the best and good luck.   
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: fred on March 15, 2014, 01:19:03 PM
I became an over stayer in my late teens early 20`s after putting all my savings into a family business here which at the time was sound..
Of course,things went tits up and my elders had to look for work abroad to get us out of this new situation.. Unfortunately this was during an economic down turn in Europe so it took two years ++ to receive my emergency funds to pay and fix my visa issues and an air ticket home..
My job whilst waiting for funds was looking after the younger members of the family.. Quite a task for a young single guy with no income!!
s*** happens in life and and its times like that,that you learn lessons that are (or should) never be forgotten..
My fault?? I don't think so..I was just a kid being loyal to my family.
Sarcastic,curtain twitchin naysayers??
Insignificant nonsense they spout IMO.. :D


Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Oz Paul on March 15, 2014, 05:54:17 PM
In turn though, I don't like people coming on here belly aching and blaming it on everything else other than on one's self who got themselves in a bad predicament he/she put themselves in to!
No sarcasm here and not being "so high and mighty", but just the plain honest truth and or POV concerning the rantings from the OP!
Anyway, it's up to admin or one of the moderators to determine to lock this topic or not!
Besides, anyone on here can just press the "Report to moderator" button if one is offended by any remarks posted on here they feel are inappropriate according to the forum rules!

Well said,  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: BudM on March 16, 2014, 12:06:53 AM
I am not in agreement with the following comment from an earlier post.

"Just a heads up for those of you who uses travel agents, certified or not  in the processing your visa extensions for you! "DON'T DO IT"!"

There is a reason that agencies get accredited by the BI.  According to the BI, it makes them legit when it comes to the handling of visa extensions.  Although, that does not necessarily mean that an agency not on the list would automatically not follow and adhere to the law and not follow proper procedures.

I do agree though.  If I had the need for such service and an agency was not on the list, I personally would not use them for such service.
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on March 16, 2014, 01:13:32 AM
So let me rephrase that Bud, "allegedly" licensed or certified, but not necessarily accredited through the Bureau of Immigrations and that was my intention or meaning for saying, "DON'T DO IT"! Just by bad for wording it incorrectly! I went back to my OP and worded it to that effect as to not put down all travel agencies, which I know your girlfriend owns and operates one!
Good catch Bud for bringing that to my attention!   
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Gray Wolf on March 16, 2014, 05:03:48 AM

Anyway, it's up to admin or one of the moderators to determine to lock this topic or not!
Besides, anyone on here can just press the "Report to moderator" button if one is offended by any remarks posted on here they feel are inappropriate according to the forum rules!
 

Do you mean a Global Moderator like Medic3500?   :o  ???  ;D   :D  :D
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on March 16, 2014, 05:40:05 AM
But no one pressed the "Report to moderator" button!
Is there a "Report to Global moderator" thingy to click on? ???  :o ;)
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: BudM on March 16, 2014, 11:37:54 AM
So let me rephrase that Bud, "allegedly" licensed or certified, but not necessarily accredited through the Bureau of Immigrations and that was my intention or meaning for saying, "DON'T DO IT"! Just by bad for wording it incorrectly! I went back to my OP and worded it to that effect as to not put down all travel agencies, which I know your girlfriend owns and operates one!
Good catch Bud for bringing that to my attention!

Thanks Art.  That sounds a lot better.  The yearly fee isn't bad but it takes quite a few pesos for the bond, along with all the accreditation from every other organization you can think of to be on that list.  The ones that are deserve to be able to reap the benefits of their customers, who want that service, being able to be confident in the agencies services.
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Gray Wolf on March 16, 2014, 11:55:39 PM
But no one pressed the "Report to moderator" button!
Is there a "Report to Global moderator" thingy to click on? ???  :o ;)

No Art, there is no "Report to Global Moderator" button.  But, we do have a Global Moderator named Medic3500.  Catch my drift yet?   ;)
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on March 17, 2014, 02:00:42 AM
But no one pressed the "Report to moderator" button!
Is there a "Report to Global moderator" thingy to click on? ???  :o ;)
No Art, there is no "Report to Global Moderator" button.  But, we do have a Global Moderator named Medic3500.  Catch my drift yet?   ;)
WillBill was the first to catch your drift Jack and I'm sure everyone has too, but your Global Moderator aka Medic3500 hasn't yet even acknowledged the congratulation/salutation from WB! Shy?  :o ;) 
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: wildbill on March 17, 2014, 04:01:25 AM
Thanks Art.Thats why I deleted the comment....I would not want to get shi. on my nose.I am sure you follow me on that.and I dont kiss butt just to make friends.any where at anytime.:) :o
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on March 17, 2014, 09:36:23 AM
OK Bill! "I got cha"! I follow you on that! You can click on the Report to Moderator button anytime to get a Global Moderator's attention! ;)
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: medic3500 on March 17, 2014, 09:43:05 AM
Well, allow me get up on the soapbox.  I am Dan, aka medic3500. I've been coming to the Philippines since 1977 and moved here in 2012.

Don't know yet if being a Global Moderator is a good thing or ulcer promoting position. I stepped up to the plate and offered to help out where I could since I have the time and no one else was.

Not looking for any kudos or pats on the back, it's a thankless job due to sarcasm that flows freely when one performs their job and for the most part most don't care what goes on behind the scenes to make these forums work and flow.

I have read and understand the guidelines the owner of the group put together, they are pretty straight forward, flexible in some areas and not at all in others. I will follow these the best I can.

I do have a slightly dark sense of humor and may find some remarks humorous that others may not. That is only because I worked in and around the medical field mainly on the Forensics side and EMS for many years and it is considered a coping mechanism, Your emergency is not my emergency, I learned that a very long time ago, get my drift.

Thanks Gray Wolf for the opportunity, much appreciated. Looking forward to working with the others.

Dan
 
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on March 17, 2014, 10:48:39 AM
Dan,
Congratulations for stepping up to the plate!
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Lee2 on March 17, 2014, 11:16:21 AM

Congrats Dan, being a mod has its pluses and minuses, just try to enjoy the pluses without letting the minuses get to you. One big advantage you will have is that you can always pass borderline issues up to Jack who has lots of experience running this forum.

Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: BudM on March 17, 2014, 01:33:43 PM
Congratulations Dan
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Oz Paul on March 17, 2014, 04:24:35 PM
G,day Dan. :)
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: wildbill on March 17, 2014, 09:44:12 PM
OK Bill! "I got cha"! I follow you on that! You can click on the Report to Moderator button anytime to get a Global Moderator's attention! ;)
----- May I Quote you on that.:)
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: wildbill on March 17, 2014, 09:48:21 PM
Good for you Dan..... :o 8) :-\-----I am so Happy for you. for stepping up.when They needed a good man.Congrats...But you wont find me posting to much on here.mostly. I just use the info.and I have been coming to the Philippines since 1983.I don't post alot.because I have a short Fuss some times.But.I am good at controlling.my anger.I just Hate stupid...stuck on stupid......Like wheres your sign....take care Global Moderator...I think I have seen you before in SM Lipa.in front of KFC...just for your info.....
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: BudM on March 17, 2014, 10:26:53 PM
Holy crap.  We have got some kind of military style or type collar devices or something on here that I never noticed before.  I saw one guy with five of them even.  I thought the last five star went away when Bradley kicked over.
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: wildbill on March 17, 2014, 10:40:26 PM
Holy crap.  We have got some kind of military style or type collar devices or something on here that I never noticed before.  I saw one guy with five of them even.  I thought the last five star went away when Bradley kicked over.
-------GEEE HAAAA....maybe so ...Budman.Some forgot there sign.
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: medic3500 on March 17, 2014, 11:01:06 PM
Actually Bradley retired the five star, but I promoted myself to six stars, looks pretty cool on the collar two rows of three.
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: medic3500 on March 17, 2014, 11:02:33 PM
And yes Bill I too remember that day and I thought it was you but didn't know you at the time.
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: wildbill on March 17, 2014, 11:19:36 PM
And yes Bill I too remember that day and I thought it was you but didn't know you at the time.
O_ you know you wer  such a snob,high pride,,,I looked right at you to say hello.but you looked the other way.I told my wife maybe he is one of those who thinks I will ask for his info.I don't ever ask why or how anyone lives here.its none of my Bissness so next time say hello dam u...you know medic I'm from GA and we are very friendly folks.down south of the masion Dixion.I don't know about you...I am Redneck and proud of it.now living in this Philippines and loving it to...and GW even if you meet me and ask me.I would never be a Global Moderator, way to much Grief.some times/. I like Peace not War....you know I tell that to my wife .but she likes War mostly.
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on March 18, 2014, 01:25:30 AM
Actually Bradley retired the five star, but I promoted myself to six stars, looks pretty cool on the collar two rows of three.
6 stars, two rows of three?
(See below thumbnail pic for a 5 star General insignia)  http://www.history.army.mil/html/faq/5star.html (http://www.history.army.mil/html/faq/5star.html)
Your 6th star can go right in the middle! Would look cool, I think!  :o ;)
 
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Gray Wolf on March 18, 2014, 02:04:25 AM
Just so everyone knows, we didn't create the emblems.  It's just a part of the  Simple Machines Forum toolset.

Dan was kind enough to offer me his help and is helping me with the day to day kennel cleaning.
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: paulgee on March 18, 2014, 04:52:15 AM
Well done Dan for taking on what may be a fairly thankless task, trying to keep a bunch of keyboard warriors under control.
Appreciated by all, but berated by a few I should imagine.

the reason I like this forum is that generally bitching between members is fairly minimal. The golden rule of 'attack the post, not the poster' is a good one to follow.
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: Gray Wolf on March 18, 2014, 08:46:07 PM
Well done Dan for taking on what may be a fairly thankless task, trying to keep a bunch of keyboard warriors under control.
Appreciated by all, but berated by a few I should imagine.

the reason I like this forum is that generally bitching between members is fairly minimal. The golden rule of 'attack the post, not the poster' is a good one to follow.

Thank you Paul!   :)
Title: Re: Moderators
Post by: medic3500 on March 18, 2014, 08:58:41 PM
Sorry for not getting back on sooner, been a crazy day.

Thanks everyone for the well wishes.