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Hi,

Expat.com defines itself as "The living abroad website, by expats, for expats"

We received too many complains these last days about locals systematically hijacking treads, posting ads (when they should be posted in dedicated sections), advertisement, and many, many active users became very frustrated.

We decided to temporarily block writing access to locals on the forums and are doing our best to find the best solution for everyone.

We may opt for an invitation system... (or something else)

Kind regards,

Julien

website free of scammers would be nice !

Julien,

That is indeed good news, we will see if the membership approves and improves the posts.

TeeJay

That would be great,

Can I suggest (if possible) that we can select people who we do not want to see posts from.

The house and land forum is the worst one, locals constantly over inflating prices, saying that they have land to sell when they are just an agent.

pej1111 :

The house and land forum is the worst one, locals constantly over inflating prices, saying that they have land to sell when they are just an agent.

We had this on the Vietnam forum, the problem getting worse by the day so we had a crackdown and cleared out all the spammers.
We put a lot of effort into that one and we were successful so we hardly have any spammers any more.

Hi Julien,
Not sure if you are up and running again. I'm planning to retire in Cebu City next year, and would like to get some ideas on what to do and what not to do.

regards

Mark

Fred :
pej1111 :

The house and land forum is the worst one, locals constantly over inflating prices, saying that they have land to sell when they are just an agent.

We had this on the Vietnam forum, the problem getting worse by the day so we had a crackdown and cleared out all the spammers.
We put a lot of effort into that one and we were successful so we hardly have any spammers any more.

Can only ask if you come across a suspicious post or advert you report it pej1111

How do I make it so that forum appears most recent first? So todays are first (not way last).
Charlie

bhalmexpat :

How do I make it so that forum appears most recent first? So todays are first (not way last).
Charlie

I have passed on your message to the Admin team. I am not sure there is a way. But the team will come back with a better explanation.

SimCityAT
Expert Team

bhalmexpat :

How do I make it so that forum appears most recent first? So todays are first (not way last).
Charlie

[at] bhalmexpat >

I am contacting you in private.

Thanks,

Priscilla
Expat.com team

You have to go to then end of the forum to see the new entry. How do you reverse the order, so that recent entries appear first.
Charlie

What is this about ?????...JOE

I mean that the entries are listed in the wrong order. I want to see new entries first. Not have to go to the end everytime.
Charlie

Hi Charlie and welcome to the forum, like most things in our world they are in chronological order, perhaps a little like lining up at a supermarket checkout.
I personally find this system works well on forums and is really only a flick of a finger or two to get to the last post depending on your OS.
Good luck and enjoy.

Cheers, Steve.

Sounds like a plan as I expect the local have the hope of doing business with us rich touristas .

https://www.expat.com/contacts.php

Looks like I found or perhaps she found me a scammer or sorts, :)

cheers
Neil

SimCityAT :
Fred :
pej1111 :

The house and land forum is the worst one, locals constantly over inflating prices, saying that they have land to sell when they are just an agent.

We had this on the Vietnam forum, the problem getting worse by the day so we had a crackdown and cleared out all the spammers.
We put a lot of effort into that one and we were successful so we hardly have any spammers any more.

Can only ask if you come across a suspicious post or advert you report it pej1111

I do, what I propose is in addition to the reporting mode.

I know a forum you cannot pm others members till you don't have make a number (50) of significant post ( Not Hi Hello or I agree) on threads.
After that mod's check your post and your status is upgrade.

I'm a new member but have been reading for some months. I agree that the push down approach is better as opposed to scrolling to the end.

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