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  • Country Liaison
    Laurie
    United States

    Feb 27, 2018

    Continued from here:
    goyimei.info/forum-threa...
    [forum-thread/1057#comment-5533]


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  • Volunteer Mentor
    Fitri Fauziyah
    Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

    Feb 27, 2018

    Yes ma'am. :)
    Doesn't it make you younger because it will make they say happy birthday to you every month? Hehehe. Thanks for this thread.
    I'll reply yours next month around 8 of March. Have to make those report that succesfully pile up on my desk.
    Good nite Laurie, I wish you have good day tomorrow. ;)

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    Yes ma'am. :)
    Doesn't it make you younger because it will make they say happy birthday to you every month? Hehehe. Thanks for this thread.
    I'll reply yours next month around 8 of March. Have to make those report that succesfully pile up on my desk.
    Good nite Laurie, I wish you have good day tomorrow. ;)


  • Country Liaison
    Laurie
    United States

    Feb 28, 2018

    Yes, ma'am to you, too, Fitri! ;)
    That will work well, because I don't have a lot of time right now, too.
    You're welcome for this thread. Thank you, again, for the other one. :)

    Hmm, well, idk about it making me younger. Don't birthdays remind us that we're another year older? Hahaha. I don't mind, though, because I honestly sometimes felt older at 20 than I do now (decades later). Sometime, I'll tell you the reasons why that's true...

    Yes, I'll be going to sleep soon. I know it's daytime on Wednesday already, where you are. I hope you have a good day, too. ;)


  • Volunteer Mentor
    Fitri Fauziyah
    Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

    Mar 5, 2018

    Hello Laurie
    Well, normally when someone say happy birthday to us, unconciously we will smile and say thanks to them. If many say happy birthaday, we will smile many times. I think there are research that say, smile and feeling happy makes us younger. I hope the music really help you to relax. Don't be sad about the plane, The chief of the competition told me that that pilot easyly got distract so much that on every race he is followed, plane got crashed, can't handle the competition pressure very well. well yeah, I pity the plane though.

    Re, "Hmm, well, idk about it making me younger. Don't birthdays remind us that we're another year older? Hahaha. I don't mind, though, because I honestly felt older at 20 than now (decades later). Sometime, I'll tell you the reasons why that's true"
    I would love to know about it. you are quite good story teller. Are you a teacher or a lecture? it show on they way you wrote. I really admire anyone who able to write like you, have many puctuation and know how to use it. I just recently having friendly buddy with this puctuation (;). You can/ may share it by email to me.

    Must be nice to work with Ale. I have the experience working with person who give all out her attention with the work that it makes the others fuel up doing the project as we get infected with her entusiasm. :)
    I haven't have the opportunity with Bayle. Haven't finish reading the old forum. there are many information on the old forum. Wow, it's look like Jessica have different battery power then us. hehehe. you know, I just re-read your information. If you haven't have the time to visit here it's okay you know, Just come here on October 15 to celebrate Zidisha birthday. I'm the one who felt guilty after promised to you that I will help you in the forum then I forget to check the forum, work happened. But I do love to see you here once week or anytime you able to check the forum. I'm sure many will think the same. Just let us know what date you will active so maybe we can know for sure the apriorite time that you are not on duty checking our post, hahaha ;) I'm joking you know.

    Ok, so Alejandra, Reema, Cam, anymore name that need to add for the prayer list to return in Zidisha team again? ;)
    btw, is Calle Davis alumni too?
    Well, I notice Joshi and Julie who are quite active at the moment. I saw that Joshi has considering join the Virtual voluntering like Joost. We just need make her fire turn up to 100%. Well, make her feel that it will give her amazing experience. At this time, I wish we able to tag someone name, so both of us can persuade her very well, two more powerfull then one right. My brother inlaw quite a mastermind. He will make the others following his instruction and makes the other doing it as it is the right thing to do by their own.

    Thank you for answering my comment on the announcement section. Well at that time, I still haven't know how support ticket works. More then 3 of my mentee's having technical error that's I can feel their frustation. I think their problem finally resolve at the end of december or January, quite take a lot of concentration at that moment. Then Dave finally explain how the ticket work and the reason why our ticket reach it's maximum capacity on borrower forum. BTW, are you mind reader? how do you know I help you on my ticket not a complain one?

    I think it will a good thing if the technical team put on the help page about how the support ticket work and what kind of problem that need to adreass, why their ticket reach it's maximum. Like write the guidelines for it, ei;
    1. Technical ticket, what kinds of problem that listed on this ticket.
    2. Support ticket reach maximum when you have 3 ticket which are haven't answered by zidisha staff, please wait until your ticket get answered, or reply one of it if you want to edit the content of the ticket.
    3. If you want to upload more then one picture and afraid the quality in a bad one, please reply the same ticket then attach many picture you want to inform in your ticket. (usually MLF refund ticket)
    4. Please reply your ticket if you want to follow up your problem if it haven't resolved yet, please do not make a new one, so the staff able to help you from the start of your problem. Please make a new ticket if it about new topic.
    5. No news mean good news things or support ticket answered within 3-5 working day US eastern time. Your patient highly apreciate. (What do you think?)
    You know, when we are in panic or in hurry, usually many things clouding our minds, so even simple instruction takes it times for us to understand. I think that's why they choose the wrong ticket for their problem.
    As far as I know from the forum, the questions usually asked about change their number for payment (Kenya, Ghana, Zambia), uncredited payment, fund haven't receive yet, sometimes about MLF and interest about VM.

    Hm, what do you think if you or maybe Dave write on this forum a thread about how zidisha team answer anyone ticket. What are the difficult things the volunteer facing answering the ticket. let us know from the volunteer eyes when you try to help us (the borrowers). I think it will open some borrowers eyes about how the volunteer handle borrowers problem. Who know it will entice another prospective Zidisha Volunteers :). Becuase I notice that there are out there that the Lenders active on their borrower page and help their borrowers to solve their problem by send email on their own to help them, Like Mary, Franmiguel maybe more, I just notice two lenders. Well I do want to know how you guys sort which one the ticket need answer first etc. My ticket always get answered so it is quite strange things to me when a fellow VM friend or my friend told me that their ticket still get no answer. Usually I asked them to share the english ticket from zidisha. because sometimes the translate from google have different meaning. even when I already wrote in my ticket for them that they don't need to answer my ticket as I only want to say thanks or inform them that my problem has resolved, they still answer it. or the volunteer known me as the one who love to write on my ticket, hehehe ;) . sometimes it is better to ask the question through my ticket, it will always get answer whereas in the forum it depend if it read by the volunteer or not, well I'm not complaining you know. I'm sure there are many things for Dave or the other volunteers to do.

    The little girl in my profil picture is my niece, we call her Ai. she is pretty closed to me. when she is around 8/9 months, my sister got pregnant again. After her little brother born, I taken care for Ai helping my sister. yeah, I'm sure she loves me very much when Ai in her good behaviour. Morning will be competition time for her with her brother to be the first ready to go to school, she and her little brother in the same class. Sometime she accompany me in my office. My organization is like Zidisha, non profit one, but I get paid ;). We got supported by East Java Sport committe. Many times I work alone in the office, luckyly the new one isn't haunted like the old one. I just have the time to write it now. So see you soon. ;)


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  • Country Liaison
    Laurie
    United States

    Mar 12, 2018

    Wow! Fitri, lol, I think you have broken my record for long posts!! Hahahaha.

    I will come back another time to reply more fully. It wouldn't be until at least sometime in May, though. I have some other things I'm working on for the next couple of months. (So, I won't be able to be in the Forum once a week during that time.) You read my mind. I'll send you email sometime. :)

    You know, you can always ask anyone who is a "Country Liaison" to provide your email address to any other borrower, or to any lender, that you would like to give it to, because we can look it up, behind the scenes. That way, you don't have to post it on your public Discussion page. It's usually a good idea not to post private information there. ;)

    Oh, I didn't mean it doesn't make me happy to be wished a happy birthday, lol. I just meant it's long past now, so we don't need to keep seeing the birthday thread. ;) That's all. I really loved and appreciated your kind gesture for my birthday. That was so nice of you, and it definitely did make me smile. :)) Thank you again, Fitri. :))

    Hmm, you're not the first person to have thought I'm a teacher. Even people who have seen me for the first time, have never heard me talk about anything, and have never seen anything I've ever written, have asked me if I'm a teacher. LOL. Well, my "Life-Path Number" is "4" and it's said that that's a "Teacher" life-path. I did (briefly) consider going into teaching. A side note is that today, in our country, I am so glad I did not do that. I would be afraid to be a teacher or a student here these days. There are so many insane people here (temporarily insane or otherwise) who bring guns into schools. It's absolutely crazy, IMHO.

    Anyway, genetically, I'm a night owl. That's one of the traits that's genetically *determined* (just like eye color, hair color, and that sort of thing), as opposed to most genetic tendencies, which are only just that: only tendencies or *predispositions*, but not *predeterminations*... for example, if diabetes runs in the family, you probably know that's only a predisposition, and you can totally avoid being afflicted by it (or can reverse it, if you do get it) by eating the correct foods (whole, unprocessed, and vegan), and beverages (filtered water, lemon-water, etc.), exercising, and sleeping enough and during an optimal block of hours for your chronotype. For me, that optimal time is about 1:30am-9:30am or 10:30am. I have always required a lot of sleep, at least nine hours for optimal functioning, which I think probably is because my lungs have always caused me problems anytime I'm not really very careful in a lot of ways. Anyway, as a night owl--(and how I wish I weren't one!!)--I would never survive as a teacher working traditional school hours. I would be ill very often, as I was when I was younger and was forced to adhere to a morning-lark schedule... I teach in other ways, though. ;)

    About writing, I come from a family of writers (many of us, anyway). I don't think some of us in my family can help it very much, lol. That said, my professors used to love my papers because, IRONICALLY--and I quote--"you include only what is important and you don't pad"... LOL... that took WORK, though... to get my papers to that point!! And I could do that work IN PRIVATE. I loathe lack of privacy, and it almost prevented me from saying "yes" when Bayle asked me to start working here. I had to teach myself not to care what other people would think about my "process" or that I have "perfectionist" tendencies, albeit much less so than when I was younger, that is for sure. My younger self would cringe in HORROR at all the errors I make online. LOL. I've often thought how grateful I was that my professors only ever saw my finished product and not my process (well, except for in calculus and other math classes when we had to "show the work", but that's different... that's not writing, lol). ;)

    When I was in school, there was no Internet, and there were not even any personal computers in most people's homes or businesses. (It was a much better time, IMHO, lol... except for one very important thing: I would not have met all of the wonderful people I've met since getting online, which I did for the first time in 1999 and have been ever since.) I walked to the campus library, made notes on 3"x5" cards, then wrote out my paper and edited it in longhand, and then typed it (at 90+ wpm) on a manual typewriter. I sometimes (depending on the topic) was able to "flesh out" (but not too much, lol!) and type the paper directly from the 3"x5" cards. I made far, FAR fewer errors back then, too, because I HAD TO. The "Back" button and the "Delete" button available on the computer make people much less careful because, subconsciously, we know those always are there. They are a crutch. It's not good, lol. ;)

    Okay, I just saw what you wrote about where you work: "My organization is like Zidisha, non-profit one, but I get paid ;)" Lucky you. :)) Zidisha has lost a lot of very good team members because of not yet being able to pay anyone a living salary, besides the Director and the CTO (and even their salaries are small). Don't be alarmed... I am not "talking out of school"... we are allowed to share that information. ;)

    Oh, your old office was haunted? Hmm, you will have to tell us all about that. ;)

    I know I am skipping around, but I want at least to say, before I go for the night, that, yes, Alejandra was an absolute joy to work with. :)) I miss her a lot, and I know that others do, too. Oh, yes, to answer you about Callee, she was here only a very short time, and has been gone now for a long time. :(

    I know I haven't answered everything yet, Fitri, but I have to log off now. It's about 1:35am, which is just about my ideal time to go to sleep. I am finally starting to feel sleepy, so I do have to go now. :)

    I know it's daytime there. I hope you have a wonderful day! :))


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  • Volunteer Mentor
    Fitri Fauziyah
    Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

    Mar 12, 2018

    Yes Ma'am.
    hahaha, then I think we need to make little episode for the next chat. I'm not ready for May to come, too soon.
    It's Sunny here, so I will and must have wonderfull day, just have to find a way to make it come true. ;-)
    Good nite Laurie, and see you in May. ;-)

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    Yes Ma'am.
    hahaha, then I think we need to make little episode for the next chat. I'm not ready for May to come, too soon.
    It's Sunny here, so I will and must have wonderfull day, just have to find a way to make it come true. ;-)
    Good nite Laurie, and see you in May. ;-)


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  • Joost
    Noord Brabant, Netherlands

    Mar 15, 2018

    Laurie, I haven’t seen any (multi page) conversation between you and Fitri today and I am starting to get worried? Are you still okay? ;-)


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  • Volunteer Mentor
    Fitri Fauziyah
    Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

    Mar 16, 2018

    Hi Joost,
    I'm sure and hope that Laurie is fine. She have mentioned that she unable to check the forum until maybe May or later, btw it just 3 days ago Laurie posted the last comment, and I have new nick name. ;-)
    I think her superhero duty call calling there. ;-)
    Well, how about you start make another multi page here, share us about your Robot project, or anything you want to share here. Who know the others will fill in until May come. ;-)

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    Hi Joost,
    I'm sure and hope that Laurie is fine. She have mentioned that she unable to check the forum until maybe May or later, btw it just 3 days ago Laurie posted the last comment, and I have new nick name. ;-)
    I think her superhero duty call calling there. ;-)
    Well, how about you start make another multi page here, share us about your Robot project, or anything you want to share here. Who know the others will fill in until May come. ;-)


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    • Joost
      Noord Brabant, Netherlands

      Mar 16, 2018

      I was joking, because the two of you were chatting a LOT the last few days and I was expecting to find a few new long chats.


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  • Volunteer Mentor
    Fitri Fauziyah
    Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

    Apr 24, 2018

    Hello Auntie Laurie,
    How are you? I hope no news mean good news ;-)
    I kind of miss our chat, so allow me to write now, don't worry, I won't write in May. ;-)

    You want to know about my old office that haunted? I'm afraid if I told you, She will come visit me as my new office just few block from the old one, I think it's only 50 or 100 m from the old one ;-). But it's okay if she come visit as long she doesn't play her game again when I'm alone at night in the office. In my religion we believe that "they" are exist among us. It's advisable that when we come to new place we ask permission to "the one" which has live in there, unbelieveble, well just follow the flow. My friend able to see "their kinds", he used to stay in the office before he married last year. I know that she love to sit near the stair and the stair is located behind my space, wonderfull right. Luckily there were a door between me and the stair. There were a time when there are 3 people in the office at afternoon, suddenly we heard the doors at the pantry opened. the doors quite heavy and there will a sound when anyone tried to open it or close it. No body at the pantry, all of us in the same room. I just look at the others and all of us did not discuss what just happened and keep busy with our task. For four days in a row she love to played the door upstair everytime I was doing my prayer, I heard the sound of the door opened and closed many times; I don't think it were from the winds, what a beautiful afternoon I have that week. My diving instructor was there too, but he didn't heard it at all. The prayer space actually beside the stair. Maybe she asked me to check upstair, hehehe, still it wasn't nice at all.

    Our supplies wardrobe; coffe, snack, glass and other utensill put in front of the stair. When everyone went to follow the competition at Yogyakarta, I'm alone in the office. I came in the office and it was dark. I never put the light out, my friend told me to always put one of the light on. I always start my day with a coffe, just when I open the door behind my space, put the light on and take my coffe and the glass, oh my, I smell some perfume or flower scent so strong. Geez, she played her trick again. There were no flower there you know, there were no some thing that could produce flower scent or perfume. I taken 2 glases and many coffe supply and went to my space without looking at the stair and said loudly, please stop it. When I told my friend about it, he Just laughing at my message.

    That's my experience, while my office boy having more horror movie experience when he came at my old office for the first time after my chief rented it. he came to clean the place and painted the wall. But I don't know for sure about his story as I know that he is more scared than me, when my brave level at the highest volume ofcourse ;-).

    Btw, what did you eat to be able to type in that speed? my typing instructor gonna mad at me if she know my typing speed become slower than before. my work mostly filing, and checking data, sending message to people, and collecting money at registration when we held competition. ;-)

    I hope it's still count shorter than before, Joost are right, we chat a lot here, hehehe ;-)
    See you later. ;-)

    PS : Joost, even if you are not joking, I'm sure it must be fun to read about robot from the point of view who love it. ;-)

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    Hello Auntie Laurie,
    How are you? I hope no news mean good news ;-)
    I kind of miss our chat, so allow me to write now, don't worry, I won't write in May. ;-)

    You want to know about my old office that haunted? I'm afraid if I told you, She will come visit me as my new office just few block from the old one, I think it's only 50 or 100 m from the old one ;-). But it's okay if she come visit as long she doesn't play her game again when I'm alone at night in the office. In my religion we believe that "they" are exist among us. It's advisable that when we come to new place we ask permission to "the one" which has live in there, unbelieveble, well just follow the flow. My friend able to see "their kinds", he used to stay in the office before he married last year. I know that she love to sit near the stair and the stair is located behind my space, wonderfull right. Luckily there were a door between me and the stair. There were a time when there are 3 people in the office at afternoon, suddenly we heard the doors at the pantry opened. the doors quite heavy and there will a sound when anyone tried to open it or close it. No body at the pantry, all of us in the same room. I just look at the others and all of us did not discuss what just happened and keep busy with our task. For four days in a row she love to played the door upstair everytime I was doing my prayer, I heard the sound of the door opened and closed many times; I don't think it were from the winds, what a beautiful afternoon I have that week. My diving instructor was there too, but he didn't heard it at all. The prayer space actually beside the stair. Maybe she asked me to check upstair, hehehe, still it wasn't nice at all.

    Our supplies wardrobe; coffe, snack, glass and other utensill put in front of the stair. When everyone went to follow the competition at Yogyakarta, I'm alone in the office. I came in the office and it was dark. I never put the light out, my friend told me to always put one of the light on. I always start my day with a coffe, just when I open the door behind my space, put the light on and take my coffe and the glass, oh my, I smell some perfume or flower scent so strong. Geez, she played her trick again. There were no flower there you know, there were no some thing that could produce flower scent or perfume. I taken 2 glases and many coffe supply and went to my space without looking at the stair and said loudly, please stop it. When I told my friend about it, he Just laughing at my message.

    That's my experience, while my office boy having more horror movie experience when he came at my old office for the first time after my chief rented it. he came to clean the place and painted the wall. But I don't know for sure about his story as I know that he is more scared than me, when my brave level at the highest volume ofcourse ;-).

    Btw, what did you eat to be able to type in that speed? my typing instructor gonna mad at me if she know my typing speed become slower than before. my work mostly filing, and checking data, sending message to people, and collecting money at registration when we held competition. ;-)

    I hope it's still count shorter than before, Joost are right, we chat a lot here, hehehe ;-)
    See you later. ;-)

    PS : Joost, even if you are not joking, I'm sure it must be fun to read about robot from the point of view who love it. ;-)


    • Country Liaison
      Laurie
      United States

      Apr 27, 2018

      Hello, Fitri. :-) I'm okay and hope you are, too.

      Hmm, well, I will say that almost nobody ever believes in such things until they have their own experiences and cannot explain what happened in any other way. It's always important to look for and rule out other possible explanations, of course. When all other possibilities have been exhausted, then, yes, it's helpful if more than one person experiences the phenomenon (or phenomena) at the same time. That's very helpful. ;-) I'm glad you had other witnesses. :-)

      Hahahaha. Well, I'm vegan, most of the time. Sometimes, I'm ovo-vegetarian (which means, in case anyone reading doesn't know, that I sometimes still do eat eggs), but I only eat eggs from free-range chickens, and only once in a while). While being vegan definitely has increased my physical stamina (and has significantly shortened my getting-back-up-to-speed time when I go back to exercising after I've been away from that for a while), I've been typing many decades longer than I've been vegan. LOL.

      Idk, I've just always been a fast typist ever since I first started. I learned on a manual typewriter many decades ago. There was one guy in my class who was a faster typist than I was, and I had fun trying to catch up to him. I always love to have at least one other person around me who does something better than I do, because it's fun to try to do whatever it is as well as that other person does! Even if I only sometimes ever do, or even if I never do, it's still fun to try. :-) I rarely ever was quite as fast as he was, and that's okay. Oh, and, yes, you definitely can slow down if you don't type as much as before. And I notice, too, that I make far more mistakes on a computer than I did on a manual typewriter. I'm sure that's because there's a "Back" button and a "Delete" button that can be used to make corrections; whereas, with the manual typewriter, there wasn't any way to make a quick correction. So, subconsciously, I was much more careful and rarely ever made any errors back then. It's not just spelling, but also sentence and paragraph composition and organization which have suffered, too. The convenience of the "Back" and "Delete" buttons makes us subconsciously much lazier typists, and writers! :-( Idk how to remedy that. I haven't been able to yet. I miss my much more accurate days... I have a love-hate relationship with computers, for that and many other reasons... I'm sure I'm not alone in that...

      See you in May, if not again (briefly) sooner.

      It's always nice to hear from you. :-)


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    • Volunteer Mentor
      Fitri Fauziyah
      Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

      Apr 27, 2018

      I'm fine too.

      Hehehe, I know what you mean, it's not logical, sounds like absurd. Well, I have experienced it and it's still feel unrealistic for me.

      Yes, "back" button and "delete" button make me careless many times.
      But I rarely type right now, it's more of copy paste a formal letter. I like your Idea, I need to have others to look up to get me back on track again. Thanks.
      Love-hate relationship with computer eh, yes I'm sure there are many like you. I already imagining you like on movie about writer who have bad day and get no inspiration that make you write in many paper then crushed the paper and there are a lot crushed paper around the table. Or type furiously in computer then start yelling and erased all the works. No? Well it's only my imagination. ;-)

      Good luck.
      It's always nice to read your writing too. ;-)

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      I'm fine too.

      Hehehe, I know what you mean, it's not logical, sounds like absurd. Well, I have experienced it and it's still feel unrealistic for me.

      Yes, "back" button and "delete" button make me careless many times.
      But I rarely type right now, it's more of copy paste a formal letter. I like your Idea, I need to have others to look up to get me back on track again. Thanks.
      Love-hate relationship with computer eh, yes I'm sure there are many like you. I already imagining you like on movie about writer who have bad day and get no inspiration that make you write in many paper then crushed the paper and there are a lot crushed paper around the table. Or type furiously in computer then start yelling and erased all the works. No? Well it's only my imagination. ;-)

      Good luck.
      It's always nice to read your writing too. ;-)


    • Country Liaison
      Laurie
      United States

      Apr 27, 2018

      No, haha, it's not like that. I'm pretty sure I haven't ever yelled because of noticing errors in my writing; I just go back and persevere until I finish editing. There are other things in life that can make me yell, of course, lol, but that isn't one of them. ;-)


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  • Country Liaison
    Laurie
    United States

    May 18, 2018

    An update: goyimei.info/loan/laptop...
    (Also posted on that page is a link to a news article about incidents in Indonesia this past Sunday (May 13th) that others may be interested in reading, too.)

    Also: goyimei.info/forum-threa... [forum-thread/2285#comment-8102]
    and: goyimei.info/forum-threa... [forum-thread/2285#comment-8109]
    Those are replies to Fitri's posts which appear just above those.
    She continues the conversation, below:


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  • Volunteer Mentor
    Fitri Fauziyah
    Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

    May 25, 2018

    Hi,
    Just another update too ;-)
    Sorry, the correct message that appear at the top of help page after we sent a ticket is this :
    "Your message has been sent. Our volunteer team normally responds in three to five days. When a response is ready, we will post it here and notify you by email."

    I see, probably Jamal profile picture become more charming like Francesca did. Hehehe
    I'm curious with Dave picture too, but I prefer this one for now. It's cute (Peace Dave, ;-))
    Who knows when you put your self there, your picture more glowing like the others. ;-). I just noticed about the Kenya payment team after you wrote about it. I only noticed that Aliz not on Indonesian team anymore. Ronny isn't on alumni but I have seen his picture on Zidisha blog.
    It seem not relevant if I reply yours on "lost of number" thread, so I continue our chat here.

    Hm, my condolescence to Mr Office. I'm sorry, It takes a while for me to read and find out that you put update about him and that his VM is the one who commented using Mr Office account. I still remember I asked you about this situation the first time I dare my self to tag your name on the old forum. Will Zidisha cut the ties of the borrower who had passed away from the one who invited them or from their VM? I remember few month ago someone posted to the forum that his invited/ mentee already passed away and there were Bayle C confirmation message that indeed the borrower already passed away, but he still get message that Zidisha ask him to reach her.

    And you asked me to teach you Bahasa Indonesia, I'm not good teacher, but I tell you Indonesian slang language that I got from my judges training at Bali, "Santai Bro", it means Relax in English.
    this sentence will make me smile because it makes our contest director finally not so uptight at the end of the event, Mr HJ actually love to remind the contest Director to relax, so Mr HJ asked what is Indonesia Language for relax. Since then we heard "Santai Bro" many times. When the pilot looks so rush and their quad (drone) crashed, people will finally said "santai Bro". And many Indonesian Drone crashed at the world cup competition but they played very well at national Indonesia Drone cup. It seem the pressure at world cup more intense then.

    Have a great weekend and happy working for you. :-)

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    Hi,
    Just another update too ;-)
    Sorry, the correct message that appear at the top of help page after we sent a ticket is this :
    "Your message has been sent. Our volunteer team normally responds in three to five days. When a response is ready, we will post it here and notify you by email."

    I see, probably Jamal profile picture become more charming like Francesca did. Hehehe
    I'm curious with Dave picture too, but I prefer this one for now. It's cute (Peace Dave, ;-))
    Who knows when you put your self there, your picture more glowing like the others. ;-). I just noticed about the Kenya payment team after you wrote about it. I only noticed that Aliz not on Indonesian team anymore. Ronny isn't on alumni but I have seen his picture on Zidisha blog.
    It seem not relevant if I reply yours on "lost of number" thread, so I continue our chat here.

    Hm, my condolescence to Mr Office. I'm sorry, It takes a while for me to read and find out that you put update about him and that his VM is the one who commented using Mr Office account. I still remember I asked you about this situation the first time I dare my self to tag your name on the old forum. Will Zidisha cut the ties of the borrower who had passed away from the one who invited them or from their VM? I remember few month ago someone posted to the forum that his invited/ mentee already passed away and there were Bayle C confirmation message that indeed the borrower already passed away, but he still get message that Zidisha ask him to reach her.

    And you asked me to teach you Bahasa Indonesia, I'm not good teacher, but I tell you Indonesian slang language that I got from my judges training at Bali, "Santai Bro", it means Relax in English.
    this sentence will make me smile because it makes our contest director finally not so uptight at the end of the event, Mr HJ actually love to remind the contest Director to relax, so Mr HJ asked what is Indonesia Language for relax. Since then we heard "Santai Bro" many times. When the pilot looks so rush and their quad (drone) crashed, people will finally said "santai Bro". And many Indonesian Drone crashed at the world cup competition but they played very well at national Indonesia Drone cup. It seem the pressure at world cup more intense then.

    Have a great weekend and happy working for you. :-)


    • Country Liaison
      Laurie
      United States

      May 26, 2018

      Hello! :-)

      Yes, it's more appropriate to have these sorts of conversations in the "Random" section. ;-)

      First, I'll start at the end. You have that backwards, lol, because we work for you, the borrowers. ;-) And when you work here, too, you also are working for the rest of the borrowers, as well. :-)

      Thank you for teaching how to say "relax" in Bahasa Indonesian: "Santai, bro".
      That seems it may be a mix of Bahasa Indonesian ("santai"="relax") and English ("bro", which is short for "brother"). What do you think?

      Yes, I remember you told us that many of the Indonesian drones crashed during the competition earlier this year. That was unfortunate; but I remember, too, that you said it still was a lot of fun. :-)

      I'm sorry if you ever felt like you were "daring" to tag me (or anyone else on the team) in the old Forum, because we all are approachable! The Director is, too. :-) We don't want borrowers to feel shy about contacting any of us. Any borrower can communicate directly with any of us, anytime you see us in the Forum, or even if you don't see someone in here. In other words, if you want to communicate with someone else on the team who doesn't post in the Forum at all or who hasn't posted in a while, you could post it and one of us who sometimes is here would see it and would let that person know. Since I had been away from the Forum for a long time at that point, that's how I found out about the birthday thread you created for me; Julia saw it and sent me a DM to let me know. :-)

      Thank you. I'm sure Mr. Office Simfukwe's family appreciates your condolences about the sad news. It is very sad. :-(

      Well, when a borrower passes away, as mentioned earlier, Zidisha does not hold the borrower's family responsible for the borrower's outstanding balance, and the account gets closed. When an account is closed, yes, the system automatically unassigns the Volunteer Mentor. However, as you can see here: goyimei.info/loan/office..., the borrower's inviter still does remain listed.

      Regarding the deceased borrower whom Bayle confirmed was deceased a while ago, I think if that borrower soon afterward still received a message from Zidisha to contact Zidisha for some reason (it may have been a payment reminder or something like that), that would mean that the account had not yet been closed and the system sent out an automated message.

      NOTE:
      Payment reminders and mediation requests and a few other types of messages are automated, not sent out by a live person. That's why, if any borrower ever receives an automated message, for example after they've paid but before the record of the payment appears on the Zidisha profile, that automated message can be ignored.

      ALSO NOTE:
      Automated messages still are sent via email, but anytime a reply may be necessary, borrowers always should use the Support-Ticket system to reply.

      Yes, Aliz currently has less time available than before, so that's why she's not helping Indonesia anymore; that's the only reason. And, yes, Ronny is not on the "Alumni" page. Remember, it's optional, and there are many different reasons why people choose not to be listed. He always could request to be listed again if he ever were to want to do that. Since he currently chooses not to be listed there, he probably wishes the technical bug in the old Xenforo-hosted forum would get fixed, to allow us to remove our photos from there for however long we may want to do that.

      I recall you said you were not able to upload a newer photo of yourself over in the old forum, but you at least were able to remove your earlier photo. How did you do that? I am not seeing a way in my account over there even to do that anymore. Many others still are experiencing that same issue, too. Can you tell us the step-by-step procedure you used?

      Of course, I realize that different accounts may be affected differently. I know that some people over there even do still have full functionality, others have almost none at all anymore, and still others have somewhere in between. It's frustrating. And even more so that their customer-support team doesn't respond, which I recall Alejandra telling us. Sigh...

      Anyway, I don't know, I think Jamal may be editing his mini-bio for the "Team" page. Or, as you said, maybe he wants to use a different photo. I like the photo he has now, though (I saw it the other day, behind the scenes). ;-) Or maybe he doesn't want to be listed for the time being. I really don't know yet. We'll see what he decides. ;-)

      Thank you for saying I was "glowing", lol. That photo was taken in 2015, only about five or six months after I discovered Zidisha. :-) That was at a very happy time when funding for borrowers was much easier than it is now, because the number of borrowers had not yet begun to outgrow lenders' ability to keep pace. It's a challenge to attract lending capital for the now-rapidly-growing number of borrowers, and it's sad that the earlier very-low-fee structure has had to be replaced by much higher fees. :-( It's good, though, that the Director now is allowing borrowers to accept partially funded loans, since that sometimes can help. I know she has a good heart and tries to do whatever she can to help Zidisha borrowers.

      I'm happy to work for and *with* you, as well. ;-)
      I hope you have a great weekend, too!


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  • Volunteer Mentor
    Fitri Fauziyah
    Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

    May 28, 2018

    I thought you are not working at monday.
    It's Ramadhan so I'm awake at this hour.

    I would say that what we do are collaboration. ;-)

    Yes, you are correct, it's combination of Bahasa Indonesia and English. There are too many bro in Drone world. I know only few girl/ women pilot at that sport, or other aerosport. I recall that there are many girl pilot of drone in Korea from Mr HJ information.

    Ah ya, I forget that email reminder are automated by system. Now I know why such a thing happened. Hm, so they will remain in their inviter list. The ties between borrower with the inviter quite strong then. I see, thanks. This information answer some of my question.

    You know, I forget how I erased my profile picture on the old forum. If my memory serves right, after I choosen file for new picture, there were notification that it was unsuccesfull, I don't know after it there were delete button or save or not. But, I thought I clicked save then my profile looks like that. I'm trying to upload my picture there so I could try to erased it again. But it's look like the old forum more severe than before. Sorry, good luck to find out how to erase it.

    Let's just wait and see about Jamal and others. I hope when you listed there it doesn't mean you are saying good bye to us, and if it so, please tell me about it.

    Well, you are beautiful. :-)
    So are all the women on this world. ;-)

    Hm, I'm unfortunate at 2015, which my first loan not fully funded till the last minute. Have to wait another 30 days for loan fundrising that time. Also, I waited 7 days to know did I met the requirements to be Zidisha member or not. Before that I got technical issue that I accidentally not allowed Zidisha to check my Facebook friendlist and luckily someone on Zidisha official Facebook page gave me advice how to fix it.

    Yeah, I think many still wish that only service fee that charged on their loan application. But with today situation it is undeniable what our Director done is the best for now. Hopefully in the future there will be another better solution for all of us. Still many think that the service fee is interest. When I tried to correct my mentee perception about it, they think it's same, when it's not. Same word can have different meaning in different situation.

    Thanks for the information on another thread about other programmers. Let's hope for the best.
    See you next month. It's holiday today in Indonesia, 29/05/2018. ;-)

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    I thought you are not working at monday.
    It's Ramadhan so I'm awake at this hour.

    I would say that what we do are collaboration. ;-)

    Yes, you are correct, it's combination of Bahasa Indonesia and English. There are too many bro in Drone world. I know only few girl/ women pilot at that sport, or other aerosport. I recall that there are many girl pilot of drone in Korea from Mr HJ information.

    Ah ya, I forget that email reminder are automated by system. Now I know why such a thing happened. Hm, so they will remain in their inviter list. The ties between borrower with the inviter quite strong then. I see, thanks. This information answer some of my question.

    You know, I forget how I erased my profile picture on the old forum. If my memory serves right, after I choosen file for new picture, there were notification that it was unsuccesfull, I don't know after it there were delete button or save or not. But, I thought I clicked save then my profile looks like that. I'm trying to upload my picture there so I could try to erased it again. But it's look like the old forum more severe than before. Sorry, good luck to find out how to erase it.

    Let's just wait and see about Jamal and others. I hope when you listed there it doesn't mean you are saying good bye to us, and if it so, please tell me about it.

    Well, you are beautiful. :-)
    So are all the women on this world. ;-)

    Hm, I'm unfortunate at 2015, which my first loan not fully funded till the last minute. Have to wait another 30 days for loan fundrising that time. Also, I waited 7 days to know did I met the requirements to be Zidisha member or not. Before that I got technical issue that I accidentally not allowed Zidisha to check my Facebook friendlist and luckily someone on Zidisha official Facebook page gave me advice how to fix it.

    Yeah, I think many still wish that only service fee that charged on their loan application. But with today situation it is undeniable what our Director done is the best for now. Hopefully in the future there will be another better solution for all of us. Still many think that the service fee is interest. When I tried to correct my mentee perception about it, they think it's same, when it's not. Same word can have different meaning in different situation.

    Thanks for the information on another thread about other programmers. Let's hope for the best.
    See you next month. It's holiday today in Indonesia, 29/05/2018. ;-)


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    • Country Liaison
      Laurie
      United States

      May 28, 2018

      Well, as you know, I currently work here on the weekend, and sometimes I have to send something to the Technical Team for investigation, and then I like to follow up on Monday about that, to see if there's a reply from them, which I then send to the borrowers, because I don't want to make the borrowers wait until the following weekend for a reply. Usually, when something is "On Hold", it remains in the same staff member's queue, which means it's unlikely that another team member would answer it (also because there are many other "Pending" support tickets for them to handle, so team members usually don't check to see what others have "On Hold"). Then, while I'm here for a little while, I sometimes do a few other things, as well. ;-)

      Yes, we collaborate to help Zidisha members. :-)
      And as I mentioned somewhere earlier, I would never leave without giving advance notice. Don't worry about that. ;-)

      Also, yes, still even in 2018, women are far too underrepresented in many areas. It's a shame, too. I'm sure you recall school. Who were the best students? Usually, the girls! There even are many examples of that fact in "STEM" courses: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. :-)

      Thanks for the info about the old forum. Yes, it's worse than before. There currently just doesn't seem to be any way at all to modify that field. Oh, well. C'est la vie!

      Now, you're embarrassing me. LOL. I agree that all of the women here are beautiful. And all of the men are, too. I see beauty in everyone. :-)
      EDIT: Lol, I see you edited your post to include all the women of the world, not just the ones here. Well, as I said, there is beauty in everyone.

      Wow, I didn't know that happened to you back in 2015! I'm so sorry to hear that! I'm very glad it got resolved, though. :-)

      You can do a search for "difference between fees and interest on loans" and send the results to your "mentees" and maybe they will read to learn the difference. I do that sometimes, and I also point out that most lending institutions charge interest AND fees; whereas, Zidisha charges fees only.

      And, yes, it would be nice if it still could be only the 5% Service Fee on each loan (after only a low Lifetime Membership Fee also paid on the first loan, as it used to be), but we know things have changed and why that is, and that the Director is doing her best to handle all of the various challenges. :-)

      You're welcome for the update in the other thread (goyimei.info/forum-threa...) [forum-thread/2342#comment-8213] about the upcoming efforts to improve the platform. :-)

      See you next month! Happy holiday!!
      Today is a holiday here in the United States, 28 May 2018. ;-)
      It's "Memorial Day" - the exact date changes each year, but it's always the last Monday in May ().


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