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Forum Guidelines

Postby stefan » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:43

We reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. However, we want to keep removal of posts to a minimum. You don’t want a babysitter, and we want to be able to trust you. Please be sure your content and conduct is that of a mature individual. Having to remove posts isn’t fun for anybody.
We remove posts that do not follow these posting guidelines:

1. Postings must be family-friendly. A good rule of thumb is: If you wouldn’t say it to your grandmother, please don’t say it here. Objectionable language and images, including but not limited to profanity, obscenity, vulgarity, racial slurs, hate speech, personal insults, hostile comments and threatening language, will not be tolerated. All the standard curse words are banned. Additionally, clever spellings of words to get around our profanity filter are viewed the same way as the words themselves and could get you in trouble.

2. No self-promoting advertising or solicitation postings of any kind. It’s fine to share places you’ve been with other people, but this is not a space for you to tout your business or the business of a friend or relative. And while we’re on this subject, it’s not a space for you to bad-mouth your competitors, either. Neither of these things is fair—or remotely professional.

3. Users affiliated with a business or property being discussed must identify themselves as such. If you own "Awesome Tours," and someone asks a question like, "Does anyone know how to contact Awesome Tours?" then of course we think you should be able to answer! Just say in your post, "Hi — I own Awesome Tours." However, if someone asks, "Does anyone know of any good tour companies?" it would probably be best for you to stay out of it, lest you violate rule #2.

4. Destination-specific forums are for travel-related discussions — they are not chat rooms. Obviously, pleasantries are nice, but staying on topic is nicer. The off-topic chatter forum is the only appropriate place for daily check-ins with all of your forum buddies.

5. No harassing or impersonating other users. Harassment is defined as "the act of tormenting by persistent attacks and criticism." It’s pretty serious, so don’t do it. As well, it should also be pointed out that not everyone who’s annoying, irritating, repetitive or just not the brightest bulb in the chandelier is "harassing" you. Let’s ignore people we don’t want to talk to and avoid undue electronic confrontation.

6. Every person is limited to one forums screen name. Members with multiple screen names will be banned.

7. No HTML or Javascript. If you enjoy programming, we occasionally hire software engineers.

8. No posting copyrighted material. We ask members not to provide any information that they do not have the permission to make available, such as copyrighted material, trademarks, passwords, confidential information, or intellectual property of any other person.

9. No posting contact or personal information about another individual without their permission. It should be pointed out here that if you include your personal information (e-mail address, phone number, street address, or IM name, for example) in a Forum post, it will be viewed and potentially used by any and all who see it... including people you’d probably rather not hear from. (See point #12.) Also, if you don’t want people here to know your real name, don’t include any version of it in your screen name.

10. No impersonation of info-mauritius staff or postings on behalf of info-mauritius. This means your username or content of postings should not contain anything that would indicate you are a member of the info-mauritius staff. As well, if info-mauritius wants to talk to you, share with you or solicit your feedback we will make ourselves known as official staff members. However, it’s your Forum, so we don’t interrupt all that much. Also, talking about info-mauritius, its staff or its policies is a surefire way to get your post removed. If you would like to contact us or send us your comments, you may do so by sending an email to

11. No self-promoting commercial URLs or e-mail addresses. We would never walk into your home and start posting ads for our website, so you shouldn’t come on our site and do the same.

i just took this Guidelines from ... lines.html as we have again people with a low level of understanding forum rules and forum behavior. i will refine this rules, when i get a bit more time.

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