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  Reply # 1519120 24-Mar-2016 15:43
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You should be on the old person thread. How long has it been since any service station offered to check oil (or hired people who know where the dipstick is?).

 

 

 

 

Some 'Z' stations started doing it last year i think for a while -- as well as offering to top off your tank --  but, they canned that now I think. 


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  Reply # 1519124 24-Mar-2016 15:49
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Our local checks that stuff and will do the air as well




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  Reply # 1519131 24-Mar-2016 16:06
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Rikkitic:

 

You should be on the old person thread. How long has it been since any service station offered to check oil (or hired people who know where the dipstick is?).

 

 

 

 

Some 'Z' stations started doing it last year i think for a while -- as well as offering to top off your tank --  but, they canned that now I think. 

 

 

Yes - they used to have someone who would help fill up etc and do windows but have not seen that lately.

 

 

 

A far cry from Japanese petrol stations!






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  Reply # 1519132 24-Mar-2016 16:07
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

Yes - they used to have someone who would help fill up etc and do windows but have not seen that lately.

 

 

 

Last time I had that happen was immediately followed by "Would I like to put in some feedback?"

 

 


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  Reply # 1522172 29-Mar-2016 12:29
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"Reason for the season" moaners - who don't understand/acknowledge that rabbits as symbol of easter (Eostre)  pre-date Christianity.





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  Reply # 1523784 1-Apr-2016 10:20
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A small thing that is really starting to annoy me is a good Kiwi site like Geekzone using an American spell checker to flag all of my perfectly correct UK English as faulty. Of course this is also widespread across the Internet but the implied assumption that the entire world belongs to America and that the American way of doing things is the only correct one grates more and more. I don't like it with the backwards dates and I don't like it with the many technical sites that seem to think the entire world uses NTSC TV and requires 110 volts @ 60 hertz and I don't like it with the spelling and all the other aspects of US cultural imperialism. In spite of the best efforts of John Key, we are not yet a state of the US. Could we please at least have our own language here?

 

 





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That's like websites with an alphabetical list of countries and yet they put USA at the top of the list. yell


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  Reply # 1523793 1-Apr-2016 10:36
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Really Rikkitic, they are Americans you must make allowances after all they are the Worlds Police. 

 

 

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  Reply # 1523846 1-Apr-2016 11:28
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Rikkitic:

 

A small thing that is really starting to annoy me is a good Kiwi site like Geekzone using an American spell checker to flag all of my perfectly correct UK English as faulty. Of course this is also widespread across the Internet but the implied assumption that the entire world belongs to America and that the American way of doing things is the only correct one grates more and more. I don't like it with the backwards dates and I don't like it with the many technical sites that seem to think the entire world uses NTSC TV and requires 110 volts @ 60 hertz and I don't like it with the spelling and all the other aspects of US cultural imperialism. In spite of the best efforts of John Key, we are not yet a state of the US. Could we please at least have our own language here?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorted - check new site option on your user profile information page.:

 


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  Reply # 1523858 1-Apr-2016 11:37
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That option does not exist on my page. After refresh forum posts there is just a blank space. I tried reloading but no difference. Is there something else I need to do?

 

 





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  Reply # 1523880 1-Apr-2016 11:39
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Or is it just an April Fool joke? I hope not.

 

 





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  Reply # 1523882 1-Apr-2016 11:42
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Rikkitic:

 

That option does not exist on my page. After refresh forum posts there is just a blank space. I tried reloading but no difference. Is there something else I need to do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's April 1.

 

You need to change your web browser language settings - the way the underline spell checker on web input boxes work isn't anything to do with GZ.


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  Reply # 1523891 1-Apr-2016 11:48
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How about that? I learn something every day. I still wish everything did not default to US. Thanks for the tip.

 

 





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  Reply # 1523893 1-Apr-2016 11:50
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Rikkitic:

 

How about that? I learn something every day. I still wish everything did not default to US. Thanks for the tip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The whole world speaks American tongue-outsealedinnocent





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  Reply # 1523897 1-Apr-2016 11:54
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I will go down fighting.

 

 





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