This Code of conduct has been realized with the collaboration of William James Woodward - Brazil Animator
INTRODUCTION: Before writing, we invite you to have a look at the previous threads to make sure your topic wasn’t already covered.
When starting a new thread, select smartly its title: the clearer it is, the more you will receive answers.
Ask one question at a time: it would be easier for the other members to answer. Of course, you can post other questions later.
Do not forget to introduce yourself: it will help to give you a personalized answer and it will be much more pleasant.
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH is the official language for posting forum topics and replies in this part of the website. Out of respect for the majority of members of the Brazil Forum please do not use other languages for threads or replies. If you are not yet fluent don’t worry, post in English anyway. Nobody will pick on you; we all appreciate your trying to comply with the rules.
If you would like to post in French, please go to the French speaking forum; for Spanish, please go to the Hispanic forum.
GET-TOGETHERS / MEET-UPS: Please feel free to organize Expat.com get-togethers in the city where you live, happy hour, dinner gatherings, study groups, etc. They are an excellent way to get to know other Expat.com members in your area and we could help you to organize the Expat.com meet ups.
OPINIONS: Everyone (Brazilian and foreigner alike) has a fundamental right to form and express their own opinions, provided that these are not abusive or obscene. The entire concept of this forum is to promote the free exchange of information and ideas – no individual member is a self-appointed censor. It is not acceptable to criticize or abuse another member in any way for simply expressing their opinion or making a personal observation.
If you find the opinion expressed offensive you should not take matters into your own hands nor should you make any abusive comments, you are free to report it in the usual way (click on the Report link at the bottom right hand corner of the post), it will be reviewed by the Expat.com Team. Only if they deem it inappropriate will any action be taken. If you wish to respond expressing an opposing opinion or clarifying some point you certainly may do so.
ADVERTISING: If your thread is of a commercial nature, essentially advertising a product, service, seeking or offering a job, offering or seeking accommodations please do not post it as a forum topic… USE THE DEDICATED SECTIONS you will find in the menu that appears on the left side of the forum page. It will have exactly the same exposure as a forum posting and we will all appreciate your cooperation. Of course if your posting is essentially seeking advice by all means post it as a forum topic.
If you want to post a job offer or if you are looking for a job, please post on the Brazil Jobs section.
If you are looking for an accommodation or want to offer one, please go to the Brazil Housing section.
For everyday life matters, please post your ad in the Brazil classifieds.
If you want to promote your services, please register in the Business directory or have a look at our Advertising page.
ABUSIVE OR INAPPROPRIATE POSTINGS: Any postings deemed to be abusive, offensive or obscene will be immediately removed. If you find a posting offensive or inappropriate please report it by clicking on the word REPORT which appears at the bottom right hand corner of the posting. To know more about our criteria, we invite you to have a look at our Terms and Conditions.
The forum code of conduct may be subject to changes. We invite you to check it regularly.
DATING: Please keep in mind that Expat.com IS NOT A DATING OR MATCHMAKING SERVICE. Do not post forum topics either seeking or offering a romantic relationship. If you respond to another member’s thread seeking to meet new friends keep it as just that… FRIENDS.