Forum Terms and Rules
Please take a moment to review these rules detailed below. Once you have agreed to the rules, you are a member of this forum, which is a privilege not a right.
Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.
The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.
1/Through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, racist remarks or otherwise a violation of any law.
As a member of this forum you agree that you will not use any derogatory terms against any race or members in any post.
2/ As a member of Philippines Expat Forum you agree and understand that once you have posted a post or topic, the contents of the post including images, attachments or text will then be deemed to be the property of Philippines Expat Forum
Philippines Expat Forum therefor become the owners of of all posted material including gallery uploads or blogs.
All spammers will be banned immediately, no one is to post advertisements on this forum unless permission is granted by an admin. Members who use PM or send Email to other members for the purpose of spamming them will be removed without notice.
The PM system is not to be used to solicit business, sell or rent property. A member with a commercial interest in such must be a paid advertising member and then may use the PM system to communicate with a prospective buyer or tenant. Do not spam members with unsolicited messages.
Adding links to your post is allowed if the link is for information regarding the Philippines and or relates to the topic. The exception is links to dating sites, sex sites, blogs and other forums or what would otherwise be considered spam.
Anyone who abuses this privilege will be removed from the forum. If you are unsure of what is allowed then contact us before posting.
Personal blog links must also seek permission.
If a member posts links for personal gain such as directing members to a site or Facebook page or Youtube Channel that he or she owns to make a sale or to encourage someone to join that site then the discretion of the admin prevails as to whether it will be allowed so it's always best to seek permission first. This also includes non links but group names such as a Facebook group or page which is designed to encourage others to join.
When referring to other forums and bulletin boards in your post's the words (another forum) will be used in place of the name of any forums which are not Philippines Expat Forum.
Members who wish to use our forum to advertise products or real estate must have the correct permissions, If you wish to promote a business owned by yourself or family then you will need to be a paid advertiser.
Please review our subscription packages for Advertising on Philippines Expat Forum.
Members must ask for permission to place a signature link to your business, forum, blog or any other personal links.Contact an admin for permission. Failure to do so will result in being banned and considered a spammer. Facebook links to personal page or business page is not permitted.
Members Profile Page/Links
Links to members web sites, business, forums or blogs including Facebook or Youtube are not allowed in the member's profile page unless you have permission from the Forum Manager or an admin.
These are the same rules as signature links.
Members display names can not be website titles, Facebook or Youtube channels or names used to advertise anything at all whether it be advertising your own business or a business that is owned by someone else. No offensive display names are allowed.
Flaming members and Personal attacks
If a member flames or personally attacks other members or aims is to disrupt the group, then they will at first be given a warning. If a member continues to act in this manner, they will be placed on moderation. Once it is deemed that the member has altered their ways, then they will be taken off moderation but be warned, there will be no second chances. Racist rants are not permitted.
Topics on this forum are to be Philippine related; religious or political posts are not allowed unless they relate to the Philippines. Discussing sexul encounters is not permitted here either. The x rated joke section must be suitable for general viewing.
When posting information as fact a member must post a link to the source of the fact or state that it may not be fact but hearsay.
Topics not related to the Philippines can be discussed here except for religion and politics. These topics cause problems. Sex subjects are also not allowed here.
Members using the gallery feature agree not to post any pictures containing nudity or content of a sexual nature. Pornography is not allowed, this includes child porn. Anyone who places child pornography on this forum will be reported to the law. No exceptions.
Members are not allowed to use bad language on this forum; please show respect to all other members including women. Posts must be written in English.
All new members will have restrictions placed on their use of the forum until the administrators are satisfied that their aim is not to spam the group.
New members are not to post advertising of any sort, if you want to advertise on this forum then you must earn the privilege by being an active member or contact an admin for our advertising rates. No links at all are permitted while in the new member user group. Links will be deleted by moderators and some posts may not be approved.
This forum is for discussing the Philippines. It is expected that forum members will behave like mature adults and conduct themselves in that manner at all times. The atmosphere of the forum is relaxed and informal. If you have any problems, please contact a Forum Support Team Member or an Admin.
Enjoy the forum
Jollygoodfellow - Tom
These rules are subject to change without notice.