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Forum Guidelines

Postby Kelly » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:08 pm

The ExpatPeru Forums are here to answer questions, arrange meet-ups, and generate friendly conversation amongst foreigners who are living or traveling in Peru. Topics on this board should be relevant to Peru or to the Expat experience here.

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Meetups: The purpose of this subforum is to help people connect for friendship and for common interests. For example, a newcomer to Lima might post to find new people to hang out with, a theatre club or sports team can look for new members, or somebody organizing a pub crawl or restaurant night or any other kind of event. It is not a dating site. Moderation of this subforum is quite strict. We ask our users to take care when sharing personal information and meeting new people off the board.

Expat Information: This subforum is for asking questions that need direct answers - where to find something, how to do something types of questions = for example, where to find furniture or how to get a rentista visa. Moderation is strict in this forum, so that those searching for help have easy access to the answers.

Peru News and Views: This section is for discussing the news that is directly relevant to Peru.

Expat Conversations: This is sort of an "off-topic" section - talk about anything you'd like, Peru related or not!

Focus on Business: For those who are interested in starting or running a business in Peru, and for connecting with like minded business people.

Jobs in Peru: This section is only for posting Help Wanted or Job Seeking ads; it is NOT for advertising services.

Services in Lima: The upper section of this forum is for allowing forum members to recommend services they have used. Please, do not advertise your own company in the top section. Forum members may post about services they provide in the bottom section.

Buy & Sell: Leaving Peru and need to sell your stuff? Post it here! Just arrived, and looking for cheap furniture? Let us know!

Peru Travel Forum: Any questions about traveling around the country.

Peruvian Cuisine: Let's Talk about Food!

Roommates: If you're looking to share your home or apartment, or have a spare room in your home to rent out, this is the place. Please, no commercial listings; no homes or apartments for rent or sale.

Please note: To avoid problems with spammers, new members' first few posts must be approved by a moderator before they show up on the forum. This may happen right away, or it might take a few hours before one of us gets to it. Thanks in advance for your patience. :)

While discussion about various topics is expected and welcome, we ask that you please abide by the following rules:

* Posts and attachments should be in English when possible. If not, we ask that you attach a translation. Posts in other languages may be deleted at the moderators' discretion.

* Posts and Personal Messages (PMs) should be constructive and courteous and the same goes for nicknames, avatars and anything else related to one’s profile. Please, no personal attacks or insults against other forum members.

* Please stay on-topic when posting in an existing thread. This is particularly true in the Expat Information forum, where off topic conversation in a thread makes the important information hard to find. The Information section will be strictly moderated for on-topic and veracity. Other sections will have more leeway.

*Please avoid trolling in the forums. This means posting comments that are just to get a reaction from other members and/or off topic. From now on this will be more strictly moderated in order to keep clutter at bay, in all of the forums including Expat Conversation.

* If you'd like to share articles found on another website, please don't post the full article here. It's best to post a few sentences and then a link to the rest of the information.

* Try to refrain from excessive 'quoting' of other posts. When replying to a post immediately above yours, it's not necessary to quote - just hit the 'reply' button.

* Please try to respect the writing conventions as much as possible (spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and paragraphing). Excessive use of capital letters is not permitted.

*Multiple accounts are not allowed.

* No Spam - Chain letters and pyramid schemes are prohibited. Repetitive postings and re-postings will be considered spam.

* Please post in the correct forums. Advertising of goods go in the Buy and Sell. Services should only go in the services forum.

* Flaming:Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Use common sense while posting.

* Offensive Content: Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene is not permitted. Posts that are racist, homophobic, sexist or otherwise discriminatory are not permitted. This includes user pictures. Again, use common sense. We want people to feel comfortable here. Any behavior deemed disruptive, offensive or "off topic" will be moderated at the moderator's discretion.

* Please - Respect the moderator and his/her decisions. If you should disagree with a decision made by a moderator, please take it to PM with the appropriate moderator. If you can't reach an agreement with the moderator or if you don't feel comfortable discussing it with them, you are always welcome to speak with the forum owner (Alan). Please, do NOT repost threads or posts that have been deleted by moderators.

This forum exists for the reason of helping out other expatriates, so obviously if a thread is off-topic, it will have a stronger moderation. Every thread will be judged depending on the topic, intention, content and context, therefore some threads remain and others go.
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Postby Kelly » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:31 pm

Some words of wisdom from our own Cajun Jamie:

As a moderator, one of our most difficult tasks is putting our personal beliefs aside, for the sake of free flowing dialogue. Often this means putting aside our personal religious beliefs, politics, ethnicity, race or creed.

As participants, it is very important to remember "forum decor". There is no written explanation of forum decor, it is something that comes with experience and time spent on this forum.

Picture yourself sitting at a table with everyone else here, and everyone is having a conversation. Usually when a person joins the table, they listen to what is being discussed, what the tone is, what is the level of formality? Are people joking, being serious, cursing, are the people older and more conservative or younger and more "loose with the tongue". When a person joins a group conversation, most often they should want to share the tone versus stand out and perhaps become the uncomfortable center of attention by just letting loose anything and everything that comes to mind.


Forum decorum is a compromise that allows freedom of dialogue and open discussion, while maintaining a certain level of dignity, comfort, and tone that the entire group may share.

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