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May we remind posters, new ones in particular, that is is not a dating website? A streams of posts asking to meet other posters, especially of the opposite sex, is not appropriate and will be deleted.

This is a friendly information forum and we intend for it to remain that way.

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as I'm a newbie I just want to maker sure I understand the rules. I joined to get info and also find people of common interst to link up in things like squash, golf, watch NHL games ..etc. Are these type of topics OK which may or may nmot result in people meeting for the above reasons , asme gender or oppsite doesn;t really matter.
 

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as I'm a newbie I just want to maker sure I understand the rules. I joined to get info and also find people of common interst to link up in things like squash, golf, watch NHL games ..etc. Are these type of topics OK which may or may nmot result in people meeting for the above reasons , asme gender or oppsite doesn;t really matter.
That is all totally fine. You can easily see the difference between people wanting to make genuine friends and the predatory types who trawl forums and only respond to women who post.

Good luck :)

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Sadly, it appears that some people need reminding that this forum has rules. They are there for the benefit of posters.

Let me make it very clear, if you think it is big or clever to send nasty and offensive PMs to moderators because something unacceptable has been deleted from the board then you will be banned.

I never cease to be amazed by the unpleasantness of some people. And very disappointed by them too.

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The rules of this forum were set up the owner and the moderators simply apply them. All posters agreed to them when signing up.

No one is permitted to advertise (unless in the classifieds with a premium account), insult other posters, be generally unpleasant etc. No one is above this.

If posters are banned then it will be for good reaon and multiple rule violations, not all of which will be apparent to posters.

People who are sad enough to keep rejoining to make attacks on others will be banned instantly.

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May I remind posters that it is best not to made a wild guess at the answer to a serious question and your guess can be misleading.

If you don't know, or have any relevant useful information on the subject, leave the question for someone else who does.

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May I remind posters that it is best not to made a wild guess at the answer to a serious question and your guess can be misleading.

If you don't know, or have any relevant useful information on the subject, leave the question for someone else who does.

Thank you
but people are allowed to give their own opinions and suggestions right?
 

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but people are allowed to give their own opinions and suggestions right?
There is a difference between an opinion and a wild (and incorrect) guess.

Guessing where one might find a restaurant, for example, is rather different to work/visa/legal related questions. You won't help people by giving them wrong information.
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i was not asking about the difference between the two, i asked just a simple question, can we give our own opinion/suggestion or not?
 

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i was not asking about the difference between the two, i asked just a simple question, can we give our own opinion/suggestion or not?
Stop being ridiculous. Of course, views are welcome, but you do not seem to understand the difference. I appreciate that you are giddy having just arrived, but a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and on some issues can have unwanted serious consequences.

I also suggest you reread the forum rules....
 

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May we remind everyone to please not use the forum as a dating website. People who are found doing so (and this includes sending private messages looking for dates) will be infracted and/or banned.
 

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Not exactly a forum rules, but I'd like to remind a few posters that they'll get more information by being polite and using please and thank you in their posts. It's a little thing, but makes such a difference, especially when people are giving their time and knowledge to you for free.

Thank you
 
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