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Comments and Forums: Terms of Service and Guidelines

OVERVIEW

1. The Mexconnect Forums and Comments functions are founded to allow free exchange of ideas and opinions on cultural, social, travel, living, and economic issues, so as to promote understanding, interest and exchange of experiences and information about Mexico.

2. Constructive, rational and thoughtful Posts and Comments are welcome.

3. Please post to the appropriate Forum for a better audience, and do not cross post (same posting on more than one Forum).

4. All Postings and Comments are the expression of the contributors, who are solely responsible for the content. Mexconnect does not endorse any specific views or stance. The moderators may stimulate the discussion with their own remarks.

5. This is NOT a private chat room. The Posts and Comments are read by people of all ages, from all over the world. Personal messages should be communicated through private emails or the Private Messaging function.

6. Posting to the Forums or adding a Comment is a privilege (not a right), which you earn and maintain through your rational and compassionate contribution. While removal of Postings and Comments is kept to a minimum, irrelevant and substandard Posts or Comments may be removed to maintain high quality of these reader contributions. Harassment, abuse, threats, obscenity, spams, commercial advertisements and other objectionable content are rejected. Repeated offenses will result in the loss of posting privilege.

 

TERMS RELATED TO THE USE OF THIS POSTING AND COMMENTING SERVICE:

  1. Republication of User Content: When you submit any posting or contribution to the website, whether that includes text, photographs, graphics, video or audio in any format, [known as "User Content"] you agree by submitting such User Content to grant Mexconnect a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive sub licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from (in which derivitive works you will have not right, title or interest), distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your User Content worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any media now known or later developed to the full term of any rights that may exist in your User Content. If you do not wish to grant these rights please do not submit your contribution. on or through the Service or the Site, or transmit to or share with other users (collectively the "User Content"). You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any User Content you post or store on the website or provide to MexConnect.
  2. You agree that Mexconnect may further remove any content, or terminate your password, community, or account for any reason, including, but not limited to, the lack of use of the account.
  3. Global Nature of the Internet: User Content must be civil and tasteful and must comply with all local rules regarding online content and acceptable content, in recognition of the global nature of the Internet.
  4. Users shall indemnify and save and hold Mexconnect - Mexconnect.Com LLC and Conexión México S. A. de C.V., its assigns, agents, employees, and successors in interest, from and against all claims, demands, liability, and expenses arising out of any and all contact with Mexconnect, including without limitation all postings made to electronic media. Users further warrant that each contribution shall be original with the poster, that the poster is the sole author of the contribution, that they are not subject to any existing copyright, that publication of their contributions will not libel anyone or infringe upon or invade the rights of others, and that the user has the full power to make this Agreement. Do not copy and paste other articles verbatim in its entirety. Please read these articles about Copyright and Plagiarism.

 

 

FORUM ETIQUETTE:

1. Please read the Forum FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). You will gain a good perspective of how the Forums work if you do.

2. Choose a subject title carefully. This forum already has a wide scope that can almost accommodate anything under the sun. When you start a thread, try to make the subject title self-explanatory but not too long. Don't use a paragraph as a title. It takes up a lot of space and is hard to read.

3. Stay with the thread. Start a new thread if you are diverging to something else. When the thread gets to more than 50 posts, it might be better to start a new one. You can compress the thread to view back topics better.

4. Respond to issues, not to personalities. This way, it will stay rational and reasonable. Passion is good, but when emotions over-rule reason, hurtful phrasings can result. Use civil language and never attack anyone personally. Obscenity is absolutely forbidden. This will absolutely cost your access to post to the forums and Comments.

5. Do elaborate your ideas if it is a new thread. Humor, or respectful crticism of ideas (not Posters) are by all means encouraged. Everyone has a different style. But make sure you have plenty of supporting evidence and information to back up your argument. A one-liner without substance is the best way to expose one's ignorance and shallowness.

6. Be tolerant and patient when debating with someone with a different view. Your goal is to have the other side understand your viewpoint, not necessarily agree that yours is the only truth. There might not be one solution or one correct view any way. Confrontation would widen the gap further. Try to think from the other party's angle. You might learn something.
Sharing different views is better than arguing.

7. Know when to quit. When two parties are repeating the same arguments over and over without new insights, there is no point in continuing.

8. Give new users some slack. Don't chastise them for not reading all of Mexconnect first. Intimidation will result in newcomers not posting at all. Make them feel welcome into the community. We were all newbies once.

 

Tips:

1. Check the forums and the relevant Mexconnect sections before asking your question. If it already has been resolved, it will save you the wait for someone to answer or the aggravation to another user to search for you.

2. Help others. This is a community and it works best when we share information. Though we don't have a Karma system running, however, we have a more powerful version: other members will remember your deeds and will go to greater lengths to help you if you've been good to them in the past.

 

Final Note:

Have fun! These are guidelines, they are intended to give users a set of rules we can apply if trouble strikes. It's really to protect you and others from feeling hurt or intimidated by others on the forums, we want you and your opinions to feel welcome here.


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