Expat.com is not a dating site!

scarface_010 :

I respect n totally agree with your opinion/comments but the club/disco thing was rhetorical – just an example + I think u didn’t read my last statement “ the problem arises when the guy/girl in the club or the online PM sender refuses to move on - the verdict for that kinda person is GUILTY”
And ya although in the club/disco v get to c n be seen but the total stranger fact is still there even if u r in the club.

Anyways like I said it’s a complicated issue – v’ll just keep on arguing about it.

Since I was the author of the CODE OF CONDUCT that is presently used on every one of our national forums, I feel that I have an obligation to respond to the point that you make about "the problem arising when the online PM sender refuses to move on."

First of all the recipient of such unsolicited messages shouldn't have to hope that the PM sender will simply move on. The member sending out unsolicited private messages seeking or offering personal relationships is in violation of our Terms & Conditions of Use and the local forum's CODE OF CONDUCT, and that's the bottom line. He/she (yes we do have rare cases where female members are also responsible for such messages) should not be sending these messages out in the first place, and it is for this reason that we do not hesitate to cancel the membership of offenders.

All of our members, female or male, have the right to expect that we will protect them from being bombarded by unsolicited messages of any kind, not just about relationships. This is something we take very seriously. Expat-blog is constantly making improvements to our Automated Anti-SPAM System and other forms of moderation. Members who are responsible for sending out unsolicited message will continue to find it more difficult to do so, and not end up being banned, with each day that passes. That said, ladies we still do rely heavily on you to REPORT any such messages by clicking on the ACTIONS button on the "Conversation with...." line in the private message section.

Regards,
James
Expat-blog Experts Team

Please feel free to report abusive users.

Z

meetali :

give respect to female.Expat.com is for help people.Expat.com is not dating site.

Omg!!!

seriously still they don't understand  its not a date site!!!

LOL its so funny  :D

Hi how are you? How's life in muscat Oman and how's the feeling living in muscat Oman?

sevda11 :

Omg!!!

seriously still they don't understand  its not a date site!!!

LOL its so funny  :D

Probably because they aren't really after a date, more likely a prostitute.
Loads get banned, but the world is heaving with such people so more post.
The good news; the ban button is unlimited.

Hi Josephine,

Welcome to Amman forum,
You are off topic, perhaps you could introduce yourself in the 'New Members' thread.

Enjoy
Z

Josephine garcia :

Hi how are you? How's life in muscat Oman and how's the feeling living in muscat Oman?

Omman very beautiful country welcome

sezar ghazi :

Omman very beautiful country welcome

Welcome to the forum

You are off topic.

stumpy :
sezar ghazi :

Omman very beautiful country welcome

Welcome to the forum

You are off topic.

He was referring to Josephina who was off topic to begin with....

It's inappropriate  to ask someone's contact number for dating purpose especially at the site  created to help expats in their  crucial needs. But I suggest this problem can b easily tackled if one turns a blindeye to dating invitations from strangers. I m sure they won't irritate with their repeated queries seeing their requests fell on deaf ears.

Hi friends

Hi Faisalemad,

I think it would be of some help to you to first read the forum's code of conduct. Click the link below :

https://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=192470

It's my personal opinion that  we are overemphasizing  this issue here . I don't find anything bad calling dear or asking wellness of the beings " how are you ? "
It's just a message and if some one is not interested in talking then he or she has a block option there or simply no reply. I condemn people who call asking HOW ARE YOU  a dating initiative . We often address people with DEAR formally . I am not omani buT plz be respectful to them and others as well . I may be wrong but I take this as an assault literally . Men and women out there no one is forcing us to go out on dating . I support hexabella that this is a not a dating site but sorry hexabella "DEAR"  is not a romantic word at least not for me . Plz use the block button next time . And men plz stop repeating such things again I'm future . It's a request .

Thanks
Reafrds

Shahsiddiq9 :

We often address people with DEAR formally . I am not omani buT plz be respectful to them and others as well."DEAR"  is not a romantic word at least not for me .

And this is the moment that cross cultural communication comes in.
For you, as an Indian, it's normal to address someone with "dear" and you see nothing romantic in it. For others, who come from Europe or America for example, it is a romantic word and only be said to them they  love.

You said to be respectful to others and I full agree of that but keep in mind that not everyone likes to be called "dear". Certainly not by strangers and what is normal for you, it's not automatically for others.

Hi,

thank you all  for explainning  privacy and that this site is not for dating.
I agree with you that using '' DEAR'' can be unrespecteful
Frankley , For the first time I know  that the word  Dear

Simple Definition of dear :  with love and respect
used to address someone you love

Thank you all

I fully agree that this is not a dating site ... Pls guys we came from different parts of world.. let's celebrate Nd rock in Muscat..
By the way I'm new in Muscat... Looking for a good group or new friend ship..

samir2020 :

Simple Definition of dear :  with love and respect
used to address someone you love

Dear sir,
It should be love and/or respect as the word can be used in many ways, some very formal and not intended to be a show of affection, just respect.

http://english.stackexchange.com/questi … ay-concern

Correct

Thumbs up!! well Said

true words madam

You have absolutely right Hexebella!!!!
I don't know to whom l can complain  my e'mail box is full with from this unnecessary people's e-mail. I was looking only english teacher for my son.
Expat form is for that wrong address please go other form or .....
Thanks

Selinselin :

You have absolutely right Hexebella!!!!
I don't know to whom l can complain  my e'mail box is full with from this unnecessary people's e-mail. I was looking only english teacher for my son.
Expat form is for that wrong address please go other form or .....
Thanks

Please report any such PMs so the offenders can be removed from the forum.

Fred :
Selinselin :

You have absolutely right Hexebella!!!!
I don't know to whom l can complain  my e'mail box is full with from this unnecessary people's e-mail. I was looking only english teacher for my son.
Expat form is for that wrong address please go other form or .....
Thanks

Please report any such PMs so the offenders can be removed from the forum.

Exactly, just report these nuissance and they will be dealt accordingly by the admins.

I joined this community and after a few days I wasn't sure if I wanted to return to it. I am glad I did, because I am genuinely looking for information about Oman here and it has some great topics and some great people. I am glad Julien, James and a few others have been so supportive and open about females to block and report unwanted messages and people. These behaviours cannot be avoided ladies, so lets help each other out ;)

This ia so correct and more meaningful to the expat community, thanks. Let the expat family adhere to this.

Thanks for this post

nice....

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