Expatacular is built for expats. These guidelines, in conjunction with our Terms of Service, provide advice that we hope make Expatacular an interesting, safe, and productive place to have conversations about being an Expat.
Use a nickname or real name while here if possible. Be "Jane" and not "ACE DELIVERY SERVICES INC." We love being on a first-name basis.
If we want respect and civility to be the hallmarks of this community, we all have to strive to keep the feedback constructive.
Off-topic, out-of-context, drive-by, cross-posted comments make it hard to follow a conversation. We sometimes remove them to keep the conversation structured and meaningful.
We move Forum discussions that look like they belong in a different category. We close duplicate discussions and point people to ongoing discussions about the same topic. We don't intend to censor anyone, but we may remove a discussion or replies in a discussion if they're causing confusion, are mean-spirited, or are otherwise inappropriate. In general, we do our best to tidy up and make things easier to find.
You have a great expat website! But this isn't the place to solicit new members. Please refrain from including promotional links, whether in comments or as a signature.
It doesn't happen very often, but we will remove people who harass other people. Personal attacks, insults, and unrelenting negativity won't be tolerated on Creators.
What is spam? Spam is a noun: unsolicited ads for products and services. Spam is a verb: posting the same message again and again to as many people as possible. Spam is a bad word. Don't spam.
Making this a safe, constructive place to exchange information is our top priority, and violating any of these guidelines may result in a suspension from Expatacular. It rarely comes to that, though. The most important thing we ask of you, our fellow Expats: Get involved! Tons of smart people help out here on Expatacular. Be one of them.