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SWEDISH-TRANSLATION.com - your Swedish translation partner
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Dec 2, 2001

I recently posted a topic viewable on the top 10 topic list: \"The translation business is the best\". When my topic disappeared from the top 10 topics, somebody called AbacusTrans resubmitted it. The same thing has happened with the topics \"Public bids: food for thought and \"\'call to arms\'\" and \"Show me your rates, and I\'ll tell you what kind of translator you are\", which somebody else than AbacusTrans posted.



So, my question is simply this: \"Who is AbacusTrans\"? Somebody at ProZ.com? And AbacusTrans, when this topic disappears, please resubmit it? Ok...

[ This Message was edited by: on 2001-12-02 07:27 ]


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Telesforo Fernandez
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It happens Dec 2, 2001

hello Mattias,

Nohing to worry. I once posted a topic but after some time it appeared under the name of \'Ditto\'. I do not think Werner Patels has resummitted it under his name.

From his postings, I know he will not indulge in such things.

Probably it is some kind of bug on the site.

It is some kind of computer programme which automaticaly changes the name of the poster, which if it happens in case of job posters can be very harmful to the translators who may lend doing free translation for them.



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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Abacus is Werner Patels! Dec 2, 2001

Google Werner and you\'ll see.

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Telesforo Fernandez
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See what? Dec 2, 2001

Matts,

You wrote :

Google Werner and you\'ll see.

See what? I think some kind of typo mistake.







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Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
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Glitches, glitches, glitches Dec 2, 2001

This website has had problems for the last few days. I also know that ProZ was working on the forums because of some glitches.



Some of the topics were re-entered, by mistake, under the name of the most recent poster, instead of the original one.



So, sorry, Mattias, but I did not \"steal\" your topic; it\'s still yours (you can have it!).



Mattias, thank you very much for this kind of celebrity-like exposure (all you had to do was click on the name and you would have been taken to my profile).



Or maybe we can even turn it into some kind of \"parlour game\": Who is AbacusTrans? Where is AbacusTrans? Now you see me, now you don\'t

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SWEDISH-TRANSLATION.com - your Swedish translation partner
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AbracadabraTrans Dec 2, 2001

Ok, AbracadabraTrans, nice to meet you. Please use your magic and remove this mambo jambo topic.

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Aleksander Vasiljevic  Identity Verified
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Is this really Werner? Dec 2, 2001

I wonder it was really Werner who wrote this message above. Somehow it doesn\'t look like he\'s using his own vocabulary... Fake?

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Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
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You guys make me laugh Dec 2, 2001

Hey Mattias and Alexander, thanks for giving me a good laugh today.



Sorry, I can\'t make this topic disappear - I am good, but I am not that good







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Klaus Dorn
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all I wanna know is... Dec 2, 2001

...where do you guys get these lovely smiley or angry faces from, animated as well?

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Carole Muller
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Ghost postings Dec 2, 2001

Hi Mathias,



I think Werner really is Werner and exists.



Apart from that I \"think\" (or so it felt when I did it) that I posted a reply to a forum discussion last week but it never ever appeared-not under another name either.



And I don\'t understand how you guys make the smilies nor where you take them from. Really, guys, I\'m mesmerized, and I have seen much in my life.



I hope I remember to enable \"Show Signature\"
[addsig]


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Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
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I think .... Dec 2, 2001

...therefore I am or am I and therefore I think



A spade is a spade is a spade just like Werner is Werner is Werner


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Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
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Smilies for Carole Dec 2, 2001

Hi Carole,



Click on this link to find out how smilies work - have fun!



www.proz.com/?sp=bb/faq&eid_c=22169#smilies


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DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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SMILES FOR MILES Dec 2, 2001

What, Werner, my good friend?



No smilies for \"flabbergasted\" and \"discombobulated\" yet?







Rich


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DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle? Dec 3, 2001

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On 2001-12-02 07:49, MatsWiman wrote:

Google Werner and you\'ll see.





Maybe you had in mind a different Werner, Mats! The Werner of nuclear physics fame?



\"just can\'t put my finger on it...every time I do, the damned thing does a quantum jump!\"





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Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
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Delete Dec 4, 2001



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