Forums > Living in Kunming > New look GoKunming
Yereth, you could perhaps look into incorporating a SEO friendly, real-time community conversation platform called spot.IM that isn't blocked in China:
Spot.IM supports rich-media that allow users to easily post pictures, gif images, emojies, twitter posts, Youtube videos, and website links with thumbnail display.
Integrates security technology and implements AI machine learning that help our GoK mod from being overwhelmed with spam.
Visit MarketWatch and scroll to bottom of post to see comment section in action. Useful "mute" and "report" buttons that previous members have advocated.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Coming back to Kunming
Tex, i remember you bragging about getting out of China at the beginning of fallout. Karma's a-b, huh! ;)
Looks like you better not return to Orange County. Cali Gov. Gavin Newsom has implemented the strictest "stay at home" statewide clampdown among all 50 states. He argues that "25.5 million in California projected to contract coronavirus" in 8-week period without any mitigations efforts. Perhaps hyperbolic, but Newsom needs to pressure the federal government for hospital ship.
On the bright side bucko, at least you get to shower in unlike JanJal.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Keep Calm and Carry on
Family cluster transmission is most commonplace. Unless they are hermits living alone, their entire family under one roof (including visiting relatives & friends) also need to self-isolate themselves too. Thus "hiding it" in isolation may be a tall order.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Subway card
For those who may venture through busier Kunming subway stations, the cash/coin machines where you usually purchase one-time trip cards are now obstructed by large barcode signs placed half a meter in front. One sign was for WeChat and another for Unionpay. Instructions are detailed in previous page 4.
Note: commuters can still walk around the signs to purchase your subway ticket manually like before.
A playback speaker broadcasts in Chinese telling passengers to avoid touching these ticket purchasing machines if possible. Yet, recommends scanning your smartphone to enter & exit MRT turnstiles.
One caveat is that upon using WeChat (or Alipay) transportation mini program to scan as before, you would now have to fill an online health evaluation form, claiming you're free from coronavirus symptoms. Presumably one-off instance.
Metro station security in white, full body hazmat gear measures your temperature upon passing metal detectors and x-ray for your bags. IMO, they deserve commendation for their exhaustive work. Must be hot and stuffy in those suits while checking for both terrorists & viruses simultaneously.
Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming feedback...
You throw in pinch of Ismael and a dab of Peter. We end up with a smorgasbord of personalities we just have to tolerate and live with.