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Quincy the Raccoon

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UNSAFE Belin...?
« on: 14.02.2017, 20:45:21 »

I heard the neighbourhood is kinda... rough... especially at night. And that it's best to head over to your hotel (not Estrel) by taxi or by fellow fur. But I think even THEN it's kinda dangerous at night (like gangs and stuff)

So when I heard this news I cancelled my reg for EF. Sorry.
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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #1 on: 14.02.2017, 21:15:11 »

So when I heard this news I cancelled my reg for EF. Sorry.
So you canceled based on a rumor, without checking with other people - like the hundreds who survived the past EFs?

Whoever told you that, if they wanted to scare you off EF, they were obviously successful.

*purrrrr*
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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #2 on: 14.02.2017, 21:16:42 »

So when I heard this news I cancelled my reg for EF. Sorry.
So you canceled based on a rumor, without checking with other people - like the hundreds who survived the past EFs?

Whoever told you that, if they wanted to scare you off EF, they were obviously successful.

*purrrrr*
Not rumour, I also heard from others (not calling any names!)
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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #3 on: 14.02.2017, 21:29:32 »

Not rumour, I also heard from others (not calling any names!)
So if it is no rumour, where are informations to confirm?
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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #4 on: 14.02.2017, 21:33:00 »

Not rumour, I also heard from others (not calling any names!)
So if it is no rumour, where are informations to confirm?
I keep this private, OK?
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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #5 on: 14.02.2017, 21:38:26 »

I heard the neighbourhood is kinda... rough... especially at night. And that it's best to head over to your hotel (not Estrel) by taxi or by fellow fur. But I think even THEN it's kinda dangerous at night (like gangs and stuff)

So when I heard this news I cancelled my reg for EF. Sorry.

You can hire me for private safety: 300€/h .
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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #6 on: 14.02.2017, 21:49:56 »

I heard the neighbourhood is kinda... rough... especially at night. And that it's best to head over to your hotel (not Estrel) by taxi or by fellow fur. But I think even THEN it's kinda dangerous at night (like gangs and stuff)

So when I heard this news I cancelled my reg for EF. Sorry.

You can hire me for private safety: 300€/h .
Are you crazeeeeeeeeh????!
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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #7 on: 14.02.2017, 21:50:57 »

I heard the neighbourhood is kinda... rough... especially at night. And that it's best to head over to your hotel (not Estrel) by taxi or by fellow fur. But I think even THEN it's kinda dangerous at night (like gangs and stuff)
While Berlin Neukölln may seem a bit rough, it is not dangerous.
Also: It is not Detroit, no furry hating and gun swinging gangs here.
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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #8 on: 14.02.2017, 21:52:55 »

I heard the neighbourhood is kinda... rough... especially at night. And that it's best to head over to your hotel (not Estrel) by taxi or by fellow fur. But I think even THEN it's kinda dangerous at night (like gangs and stuff)

So when I heard this news I cancelled my reg for EF. Sorry.

You can hire me for private safety: 300€/h .
Are you crazeeeeeeeeh????!

No. I'm completely serious with my offer.
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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #9 on: 14.02.2017, 23:25:32 »

I heard the neighbourhood is kinda... rough... especially at night. And that it's best to head over to your hotel (not Estrel) by taxi or by fellow fur. But I think even THEN it's kinda dangerous at night (like gangs and stuff)

So when I heard this news I cancelled my reg for EF. Sorry.

You can hire me for private safety: 300€/h .
Are you crazeeeeeeeeh????!

No. I'm completely serious with my offer.
That makes 28.800 euros in total over the course of the con... How about NO?
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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #10 on: 14.02.2017, 23:32:08 »

I've never had issues with going around the block during the night (I've travelled to the hotel by bus and S-Bahn since EF20, last year me and my friend were there at around midnight and had no problems on the way), but I just make sure I won't be alone JUST in case something happens. But I wouldn't go alone abroad anyway :'3

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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #11 on: 15.02.2017, 00:46:00 »

You all didn't know about gangs of black dudes, firing guns in both hands?
Watch some ghetto movies, guys. They're all documentaries about Berlin Neuköln.

Quincy: They send SWAT teams, every evening to protect EF, which is so entertaining, that the Estrel was booked out after some hours.

I would protect you too, mabye hiring Dragony for that job. But I keep the price private, ok?

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Re: UNSAFE Belin...?
« Reply #12 on: 15.02.2017, 11:26:53 »

Now apart from the obviously not serious comments, we should close this thread with a serious and honest answer. Just in case ANYone thinks that EF would mock people that may or may not be honestly afraid of something.

Berlin Neukölln USED to be a rough area, mostly because there were lots of social-economical issues. People with no perspective. These days are over since quite a few years already. Politics pumped quite a bit of money into the area and things got a lot better. Unfortunately the rough reputation persisted.

Today Neukölln isn't better or worse than other metropol cities. Before EF moved to the Estrel, the core staff of our security service surveyed the area thoroughly, talked to the local police station, talked to furries living there, etc. They wanted to know what they were up against to better protect our attendees, as they fell for the very same claims and rumours you heard. In the end they found nothing dangerous or even remotely problematic.

In an all out attempt to see if there was any danger for any attendee traveling the area, a few of their team walked the streets at night, actually trying to look for trouble. The most dangerous thing they could find was a pensioner with a set of darts on his way home from the pub.

As a private person and in my role as chief of security I can assure you, that there is nothing dangerous or threatening about Neukölln. Quite the opposite. If the experience of the last years showed something, than that Neukölln (like the rest of Berlin) is so full of all kinds of crazy and alternative people, that we as furries fit in better than anyone in a business suit ever could.
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