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Anyone think there should be an ABC board?

Postby danger » 26 Jul 2012, 17:10

I know Forumosa has a specific women's forum. I feel like it would beneficial for there to be an ABC Forum as well since there's a significant number of us here I believe.

The reason for creating a separate board would be that while forumosa's current boards do address most issues for foreignors, ABC's do encounter issues that more obviously-foreign looking foreignors don't.

For instance - we get treated immensely different in terms of work - sometimes good, sometimes bad, but in any case the situation for an Asian looking foreigner in Taiwan is different enough that advice for white foreigners about work often simply does not apply to an ABC here.

In terms of relationships there's also significant difference as most ABCs I know would agree with.

In terms of cultural issues and culture shock there also differences.

I do like forumosa boards and I think they are a great resource for everybody - I just feel like they don't address ABC issues very often, and when they do it's not always in very helpful ways.
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Re: Anyone think there should be an ABC board?

Postby Mucha Man » 26 Jul 2012, 17:13

Sounds like a good idea, as long as it's not blocked from non-ABCs to read and comment.
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Re: Anyone think there should be an ABC board?

Postby Icon » 26 Jul 2012, 17:35

Eh, how about CaBC, AusBC, EUBCs, etc? Or us Overseas Chinese in general?
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Re: Anyone think there should be an ABC board?

Postby Mucha Man » 26 Jul 2012, 17:37

Icon wrote:...Or us Overseas Chinese in general?


You're an overseas Chinese?
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: Anyone think there should be an ABC board?

Postby Incubus » 26 Jul 2012, 17:39

Icon wrote:Eh, how about CaBC, AusBC, EUBCs, etc? Or us Overseas Chinese in general?

ABT, not ABC. Or overseas Taiwanese, if you really want to be PC. :wink:
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Re: Anyone think there should be an ABC board?

Postby Icon » 26 Jul 2012, 17:39

Muzha Man wrote:
Icon wrote:...Or us Overseas Chinese in general?


You're an overseas Chinese?


As per the law, sixth generation. Still, more Oversize Chinese, but soon will not.

Back to the OP, yes, the issues encountered are very particular. Maybe it would be helpful to gather a few threads that have addressed this matter, as a away to show the need.
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Re: Anyone think there should be an ABC board?

Postby GC Rider » 26 Jul 2012, 17:42

Icon wrote:Eh, how about CaBC, AusBC, EUBCs, etc? Or us Overseas Chinese in general?

I'd definitely support an ABC board. Should be interesting. But as Icon noted, the definition of ABC should be extended to include all overseas Chinese, ie people with Taiwanese parents who were born or who grew up outside of Taiwan.
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Re: Anyone think there should be an ABC board?

Postby Belgian Pie » 26 Jul 2012, 17:42

I want a Belgian/Dutch forum ... there is a German forum! And while you're at it, do a men's forum that women are not allowed to read! :ohreally:

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Re: Anyone think there should be an ABC board?

Postby GC Rider » 26 Jul 2012, 17:44

Belgian Pie wrote:I want a Belgian/Dutch forum ... there is a German forum!

Ach was! Belgian/Dutch is just a dialect of German. You can post in the German forum. :D
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Re: Anyone think there should be an ABC board?

Postby Amasashi » 26 Jul 2012, 18:48

Muzha Man wrote:Sounds like a good idea, as long as it's not blocked from non-ABCs to read and comment.

100% agree with this, especially the last part about it not being blocked like th Women's Forum.

In fact, I agree with this so much I'm going to start a thread regarding it!
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