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    Just went to go check the official forums... All that's there right now is the Teaching Materials Exchange Forum. I suppose this has been a long time coming.


    JET Programme Forums Index page



    EDIT: Seems there's an announcement and it's already been spotted by ITILers.

    JET Programme Forums View topic - Forums Closed for Reevaluation
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    This really is just insane. I cannot imagine why they would shut down the forums.

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    It might have something to do with that thread complaining about the Hokkaido Prefectural BOE, among other things.

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    That really came out of no where. I logged on that thought I was banned from the other forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coop52 View Post
    It might have something to do with that thread complaining about the Hokkaido Prefectural BOE, among other things.
    As much as they're complaining, I'd say it's a pretty darn legitimate complaint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KIKKI.K View Post
    This really is just insane. I cannot imagine why they would shut down the forums.
    I.. can?
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    Old Snow wouldn't have said that.
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    You are like the secret boss battle they only advertised back when the game was being developed.

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    Too many workplace complaint threads (a la Hokkaido is a pit) or I'm having problems and no listens to me (the stalker thread.) Teaching materials exchange was pretty much stalled.

    The only reason I went there any more is because I was too lazy to make new English boards myself, so I shamelessly stole ideas from the English board photo thread...

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    It was a cesspool of the stupid, creepy, desperate and the naive.

    welcome everyone to our cesspool, the water is warmer over here
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    His dying breath will not be how sorry he is to leave his wife or children, but it will be saved to insult Jiggit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coop52 View Post
    It might have something to do with that thread complaining about the Hokkaido Prefectural BOE, among other things.
    I think so too. I know we're all pessimistic assholes on this board but is anyone else thinking we should try and spread this around the interwebs? Given that the OP in that thread has decided to go home, it can't really hurt him, and if there's a chance it ends up on 2chan or any news site it might end up coming back to bite those fuckers in the ass.

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    What really surprises me is the time frame on the closure.

    Forums Closed for Reevaluation

    by CLAIR_PC » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:29 am

    The forums have been closed for reevaluation.
    Please note that the Teaching Materials Exchange Forum is still accessible.

    Was this decided at during a drinking binge at the local CLAIR izakaya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacey View Post
    As much as they're complaining, I'd say it's a pretty darn legitimate complaint.
    Exactly. That was a serious issue, which lead to the discussion of more serious issues that have been had with that BoE, and I think JETs and prospective JETs have a right to know these things about the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    I think so too. I know we're all pessimistic assholes on this board but is anyone else thinking we should try and spread this around the interwebs? Given that the OP in that thread has decided to go home, it can't really hurt him, and if there's a chance it ends up on 2chan or any news site it might end up coming back to bite those fuckers in the ass.
    Anyone know the Debito conjuring spell?
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    But what if we reverse the polarity of the quantum string theory? According to uncertainty principle there are infinite worlds out there, so it stands to reason schrodinger's cat is alive in one of them.


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    Is he even in Japan anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uthinkimlost? View Post
    Anyone know the Debito conjuring spell?
    ↑↑↓↓←→←→BA
    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    His dying breath will not be how sorry he is to leave his wife or children, but it will be saved to insult Jiggit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    Is he even in Japan anymore?
    No, but he has a Japan Times column,so he can reach at least three people.

    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyJones View Post
    ↑↑↓↓←→←→BA
    Well, now he has infinite lives.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    But what if we reverse the polarity of the quantum string theory? According to uncertainty principle there are infinite worlds out there, so it stands to reason schrodinger's cat is alive in one of them.


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    U da real mvp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacklostinred View Post
    What really surprises me is the time frame on the closure.

    Was this decided at during a drinking binge at the local CLAIR izakaya?
    That's 1:29 am your time. Japan time that was 5:29 pm.
    ...because Japan.

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    He left Japan? How come? (serious question, I know next to nothing about him)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KIKKI.K View Post
    He left Japan? How come? (serious question, I know next to nothing about him)
    because he alienated every Japanese person who might be sympathetic to the Gaijin plight, while also doing the same to other gaijin.
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    His dying breath will not be how sorry he is to leave his wife or children, but it will be saved to insult Jiggit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    Also his wife left him and took the kids iirc.

    Shame really. He had some good points and legitimate complaints. I remember him talking about when he took his daughters to an onsen and they wouldn't let the more foreign looking one in, it made me a lot more sympathetic to him. But he was just a bit too crazy social justice warrior taking offense at stupid shit like "micro-aggression" and other tumblr nonsense. Perfect example of why that approach is completely unproductive.

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