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Offline Gray Wolf

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Forum Rules
« on: February 23, 2013, 01:03:02 AM »
*** If you can't accept the rules below of this privately owned Forum, now is the best time to resign or make the decision to read, but not post to the Forum.  This Forum is not for everyone.  No forum is. ***

*** Absolutely no 2nd Chances! Immediate banning may follow if you try to abuse our Forum and the Members and try to slip in your ads, porn sites, attacks, etc., and ignore our Rules and Guidelines. ***

These mandatory rules were adopted after seeking the Forum Guides wise advice and guidance.  I feel they are reasonable rules, harsh though they may seem, and in the best interest of serving the Forum's purpose.   It's purpose is to help you and encourage you to consider the Philippines as a place to live, retire, travel or do business here, and be happier, and at the same time help the Filipino people by bringing in foreign exchange and better, happier guests for the Filipinos to enjoy.

Since I am the owner of this Forum, I take full responsibility for my actions, the actions of the moderators and all List management. Please understand, this is a privately held group not a democracy.  And understand, this Group's rules, policies, and restrictions are not applicable to me, nor to the moderators, at my pleasure. The moderators help me with the Group. They, like me, are volunteers and work hard and spend their valuable time to provide this service to you and the Filipino people. This list is operated at a financial loss. And it will probably stay that way.

The moderators and I retain the right to delete, edit, comment, reject post, moderate, ban, reinstate members, or whatever else we feel may apply.   And we are not required to provide notice or justification, though often we do.  I also reserve the right to post commercial messages on the list and commercials on the website, list and forum.  No one else has that right.  Request for paid advertisements, will be considered.  And I reserve the right to change these rules when I feel necessary and *without notice.*  The decisions of the moderators prevail.

Neither Living in the Philippines nor its owner, Don A. Herrington is responsible for the information contained on this List. Posts are the property of the owner Don A. Herrington.

Rules of The Forum

To keep the order necessary to provide you with the information you need we need some rules and guidelines as below:

*Please stay "on topic". For example, if you want to talk about golf, that is for a golf list.  But if you want to talk about golf in the Philippines, this is the place.  Off topics posts are list killers. Do not post them.*

*This is a non commercial, free forum. This is not a place to promote yourself or your business, or that of your business associates or friend's businesses.  Advertisements can be purchased on the website, only.  Signatures blocks and Email addresses with commercial domain names or that in anyway indicate your businesses expertise are not allowed.
*** Effective 05/13/15 per Don ***.....From now on Sr Members will be allowed to mention (in passing only) their type of businesses, not the name or exact location, so as to not promote them. NO links in profiles to businesses will be allowed until a member becomes a Sr Member. To become a SR mMember requires 50 REAL posts, not, for example, "Yes I agree" without explaining why you agree and how it relates to you.

Spammers will be be immediately banned, NO exceptions.

*Flames and profanity are not allowed.  If you disagree, attack the position, not the person, please!  If you attack the person you will be removed or banned, whether your position is right or wrong.*

*No Filipino or any other nationality, race or religious group bashing is acceptable.*

*No political posts about any other country, this forum is about the Philippines.* (added, there is a section of this forum where just about anything LEGAL can be posted about, in it, just never on the main forum.)

*This is not an introduction service, bride, husband or marriage service. We don't sell or give out or ask for any names of Filipinas or Filipinos nor can you.*

*Questions regarding laws and regulations related to living in the Philippines are welcome.  But almost all of the advice you get will be lay, not professional advice.   View it as such.  And no one, lay adviser or professional attorney, is permitted to give advice on how to violate or circumvent any laws or regulations.  Keep in mind not only lay advisers can be wrong, but professional ones too.*

*Request for donations, even for good causes, are banned.*

*Living in the Philippines Community Forum is a wholesome group.  The Forum contents will be suitable for anyone interested in the Philippines, man, woman or child.*

*Links to all blogs or other forums are not allowed.* New members are not allowed to post any links!

*Links to porn sites or sites that link to porn sites or International Introduction Services, sometimes called MOB services, are not allowed.*

*On The Forum we don't discuss Sexually Oriented Adult entertainment.  This includes 'girlie' or 'bikini' bars, sexually oriented massage parlors, or businesses that otherwise facilitate prostitution, which is illegal in this country.*
Added by Steve: *** Effective 05/13/15 per Don *** ..... Girlie bars aka bikini bars are a part of life in the Philippines therefore they can now be mentioned in passing or in general discussion but not encouraged and not promoted in any way or form.

Posts are to be in English or must include the translation. Added by Diba: 2/12/15 except this forum will allow short common phrases in either Tagalog or Visayan (Cebuano) that can be easily translated using Google Translate.

Don Herrington

Living in the Philippines Forum Owner
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