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    New Board Members - Read This First

    Welcome to the Forum

    Firstly, thanks for checking out the forum, there is plenty of worthwhile information here, and a lot of Board Members who are happy to offer advice.

    Here are a couple of tips to help you find your way around and make sure you get the information you’re looking for.

    1. Post a quick introduction - It is always nice to get some idea about who new members are. Also , different nationalities may be able to provide specific tips regarding accommodation/food/sports etc. Members here have answers to all types of questions from family trips, diving, sport, culture, immigration and nightlife.

    2. Try using the "Search" function; this will at least point you in the right direction. Board Members are always willing to help, but, why not explore the site first, to see if others have asked the same question. When searching, try not to be too specific at first.

    3. If you post a question, look at the bottom of the page, there you will see "Similar Threads" . Click on them and you may find a thread that covers the question you asked.

    4. Humour is not International, misunderstandings can happen due to language differences and a different view of what is funny and what is not.
    Comments that are intended to be a "joke" can be taken the wrong way.

    5. Threads can "wander" off topic, this is only to be expected but please don't jump into the middle of a thread with a post which bears no relation to what is being discussed. Try checking back a few posts and you will see how things are flowing.

    6. A lot of Board Members here know each other or who have met up in Thailand so some of what is discussed may be private jokes. Some of the humour is "Off the Wall" and may seem childish, just have a read and a good laugh.

    7. Remember the Moderators are volunteers and do a good job, keeping the forum running properly and will step in if inappropriate or offensive messages are posted. Most of the time, they act as normal board Members, posting their views and experiences.

    8. If you have a question, or wish to start a thread, try to post it in the most appropriate forum. this will help you get the best answers and also, it will be seen by Board Members with knowledge of the specific area.

    9. Asia-info.co is a re-incarnation of a popular site called Phuket-info.com - The owner of that forum Nicke Kring sadly died in January 2013 due to injuries suffered in a motorbike accident. Nicke and his wife Ead ran the Mai Thai bar in Soi Eric, Bangla road, Patong, Phuket. The future of Phuket info is unclear but there was such a wide community of friends and great information gathered there that some people decided to get another board going in the meantime. After a huge effort Asia-info.co came about. That’s how we are here today.

    10. Flaming or trolling won’t be tolerated so in short don’t be a d1ck. Give respect, get respect.
    Hopefully this will help you find your way round the Board , and will stop you feeling like the "Dumb Newbie", remember, we were all Newbies once.

    Once again, "Welcome to the Forum" and don't be afraid to ask questions, we won't shout at you (Well not too much).
    Last edited by LivinLOS; 10th May 2013 at 18:39.
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    A couple more.

    Linking to personal sites / blogs or your own revenue generating site, to drive traffic and backlinks, is not welcome. Of course providing information is fair and fine and its usually very easy to see which is the motivating factor.

    Also posting desk top publishing style posts, those created as images and hosted elsewhere, so as to improve the layout options is not permitted. Those style of reports mean the mods and admins are unable to edit the content involved and the image can be changed after the fact making the display of content on this site hard to control.

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    why cant i post???? in other threads keeps saying has to be approved 5555

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    Are you posting links ?? It is somehow triggering the spam filter.

    Please read :: Common issues
    Last edited by LivinLOS; 28th June 2013 at 08:43.

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    yup that be why i looked but guess i was not reading the right things tks bud

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