It's been ages since the new Lounge of English Forum as the center of chit-chats. Changes are inherent to the development and growth of our forum. Hence, I would like to welcome you all in our new Lounge here with some adjustments for it to trigger user's participation engaging in conversation with fellow EFors. Like any other forums, I feel the need to refresh our forum by facilitating it with something new and fresh.
I present y'all..... The New Lounge of English Forum
This is the leisure place in English Forum. You can start by introducing yourselves to get to know each other's better. Drop off easy and casual topic in the Lounge. If you feel the need to drop a more specific topic related to English in general. You may want to create a new thread for further discussions.
From this now on, I would like to announce to you all to call our Lounge "A HOME OF YOURS IN EF". It's the place where you start and the place for you to rest after myriad activities, lurking EF, perhaps. Thus, do call it our home
The periodic post clearing is no longer available on this Lounge, but need I remind you that the rules and FAQ of our forum entirely applies here. PLEASE READ THE RULES!
I would like to emphasize that you may post whatever needs posted here as long as:
YOU USE ENGLISH HERE. THIS FORUM IS NOT NAMED ENGLISH FORUM FOR NO REASONS. The point is to practice English here, so do it. Don't hesitate since everyone has their own level of fluency
YOU RESPECT FELLOW EFORS. It is somehow a habit for Indonesian people to use English profanities when they know some. You think you look cool? Not at all. The use of extreme profanities is strictly forbidden here in EFor. SAME GOES TO SARA!
YOU DO NOT JUNK EXCESSIVELY. Please no more than 3 posts in a row. I know I have loosened up the rule in Lounge a bit. But, that does not necessarily mean I would like to proliferate junks here. Post duly.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST. YOU ENJOY IT LIKE A HOME OF YOURS
Original Posted By ID*►Regarding English Forum Enthusiast:
An English Forum Enthusiast tag is a recognition to any individuals that have significant contribution to the English Forum. It is also a sign that the Mods is in support of them and have every confidence that they are working for good of the forum.
Each person was under the scrutiny of the Mods for a long time and have no knowledge until the decision has been made. It was a long and tedious process to analyze and find a discerning pattern in their personality and behavior just from looking at their posts. We looked at how they respond to others, how they explain their answer, how they accommodate a question, their choice of words, their follow up, etc. At the end of the process, no stone was left unturned. Once it is decided, we will enter the request for the tag and the notify the person.
Needless to say, people with the tag are hold to a higher standard than a regular user. Although it is a long process to ensure that the tag holders are the cream of the crop, it can also be revoked. The tag does not bestow any other privilege other than "bragging rights" but I am willing to go out on a limb to say that people with EF tags are not doing it to brag they just want to help others.
This may sound corny but I'm going to use a famous quote as a golden rule for EF tag:
"Ask not what EF can do for you - ask what you can do for EF."
You don't ask for a tag, you earn it !!!
These are simple and straightforward rules, if you have any questions please post it here. Report all infractions through this thread, vm or PM us.
iD* & Stu
(as of 9/30/10)
Some old sayings
Thus, let me introduce them...
1. We have rahan. He is experienced in TOEFL, IELTS, and other forms of English Literature. He spends most of his time in EngLit forum. Do visit and ask stuffs about it. I bet he can give satisfying answers to you
2. We have pathfinder87. He's the algojo of this forum and won't sugarcoat it for you if you violate absolute rules in EF
3. We have alvinrizani. He likes to help you in grammar and translation thread. I suppose he's the shy guy of EF, but he'll help you there with his broadened knowledge
4. Last but not least, we have the one and only girl and the recent one too goonerettekw. She's kind and friendly and also will be your companion in Lounge . As to quote Path, she's a grain of sugar dropped onto a swarm of ants
They all will help you to practice your English here as in general