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PORTUGAL FORUM CODE OF CONDUCT

Hi all,

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FIRST STEPS ON THE FORUM:

> 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 its title wisely: the clearer it is, the more answers you will receive.

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Make sure to write correctly and clearly on the forum so that everyone can understand: avoid cap locks and SMS language.


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Hi there,

I just read the code of conduct, and found one that I already violated, maybe... Your guideline on language specifically mentions French, Spanish and Italian, but not Portuguese. Since it is Portugal, after all, is it acceptable to post a message in Portuguese in response to a Portuguese member that doesn't have the best English? The intent was to help him, not exclude others! :)

Cheers,
Shane

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