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Kristen, what is the definition of a "new post". Is it a new topic or is it a reply to an existing topic?

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There's a minimum new thread requirement on this forum?

There is a lot of work done behind the scenes that you guys (hopefully) don't see to make the site run well.
I feel like this thread has caused concern and a bit of panic amongst the members, so let's just recap here a little bit. mickey

These forum rules are the same forum rules that have been in place on Walt Disney World for Grown-ups. They are not new, and we have not in any way changed the way that we are running things.


  • We are not kicking anyone off of the site due to typos, regional colloquialisms, or plain old brain farts.

  • We do not require or limit the number of posts that members need to or can make in a day, week , or month.

  • If you want to post information for a fundraiser of any sort - please contact the moderators first so that we can approve the post.

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There just seems to be many threads that have the same or very similar topic. In my experience with other forums, this is discouraged. I think this is where the confusion is.

For example, if there already exists a "Magic Bands" thread, should someone start a NEW thread or post to the existing one? Which is preferred? Many new threads or adding to current ones?

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KenJ wrote:

If there already exists a "Magic Bands" thread, should someone start a NEW thread or post to the existing one? Which is preferred? Many new threads or adding to current ones?

We would prefer, always, that people search for answers to their questions through threads that already exist before creating a new thread on the same topic.

It is perfectly acceptable, for a forum member to answer a new thread on an old topic by posting a link to where the subject matter has already been discussed. Our moderators do this frequently.

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Okay, thanks for the clarification Kristen. awesome

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Thanks Kristen, I wanted to post what you said but I've been out of the loop for a day and hadn't gotten a chance. Just started the dreaded midnight shift on Monday and that throws me out of sorts!

The only reason this thread even came up was because at times we all have to be refreshed on the rules of the forum and with the amount of new people that have joined lately they need to brought out into the open. Believe me, most people that join a forum never look at the "Rules" of a forum until something is brought up. Changes are also made at times and the rules are reposted just so people are aware.

Regarding the amount of posts or threads that people do, we don't give badges or stars or hearts or likes, we don't care about that around here. That's for others forums to do, we are here to help supply people with information on having the best Walt Disney World experience they can have, wether it's their first trip or their 100th trip and to share the knowledge & love we have for Disney as a community.

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Yes What they both said. We all put in many hours going over all the postings but the vast majority of the problems we run into are not from you the forum members as you are all tremendous,but from the spammers who are constantly trying to infiltrate the postings with their own personal junk. And thanks to constant behind the scene work your senses never get assaulted by their gibberish, and you hopefully are never subjected to their trash.

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Vettelover wrote:
Yes What they both said. We all put in many hours going over all the postings but the vast majority of the problems we run into are not from you the forum members as you are all tremendous,but from the spammers who are constantly trying to infiltrate the postings with their own personal junk. And thanks to constant behind the scene work your senses never get assaulted by their gibberish, and you hopefully are never subjected to their trash.

I just want to thank you all for all that you do for all of us as I very much appreciate it. Great Job!

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Hey guys, I've not been around the site for a while, due to work stuff etc...... but just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who post and share. AND to the team who keep everything running smoothly.

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I echo my appreciation for this fine site. It is very friendly, but also has the info we need too. Thank you, awesome admin people!

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Must admit...I'am falling in love with this site also...After two years on another site,things started to get nasty..Could not understand why the Mods never put a stop to it sooner..Felt like I was on America's most wanted list..LOL.. eek The witch hunt was way too much for me...I still get private messages from true friends asking me to come back..Thanks but no thanks...Everyone on here has one thing in common..The happy package..The love for everything Disney...It's a pleasure to be part of this magical family.. bighug

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King Fergus wrote:
Must admit...I'am falling in love with this site also...After two years on another site,things started to get nasty..Could not understand why the Mods never put a stop to it sooner..Felt like I was on America's most wanted list..LOL.. eek The witch hunt was way too much for me...I still get private messages from true friends asking me to come back..Thanks but no thanks...Everyone on here has one thing in common..The happy package..The love for everything Disney...It's a pleasure to be part of this magical family.. bighug

Yep, well put Fergus! I feel like I know our frequent posting members. Cannot wait to meet some in person in a few weeks!

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Scrolling thru all of this, I have to admit, I didn't read the rules when I joined a few days ago, glad it came up. Seems simple enough to me. This is also the FIRST site of this type I have joined and I am enjoying it tremendously already! Everyone seems genuine and awesome.

Thanks for all the work you do to keep it running smoothly, I can't imagine it's easy!

If I want to search a topic, just I just put in "tag words"???

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JMed wrote:

If I want to search a topic, just I just put in "tag words"???

That should do it! mickey

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Could we all be a little more diligent and start double checking the spelling in our posts before we save them. I have read some posts lately that have made my head start hurting trying to understand them.

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MrHub,
Am very bad in reading what I have typed before I press send but I will try to do better.

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Does that mean proper English from me...Or can I use my Scottish dialect and explain in brackets what the meaning of the word is.?..LOL... crossfingers

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King Fergus wrote:
Does that mean proper English from me...Or can I use my Scottish dialect and explain in brackets what the meaning of the word is.?..LOL... crossfingers

No, you are good for now KF.

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King Fergus wrote:
Does that mean proper English from me...Or can I use my Scottish dialect and explain in brackets what the meaning of the word is.?..LOL... crossfingers

No, you are good for now KF.

For now.. eek ...I feel I'am on Disney's most wanted... laugh

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I'm dyslexic I can't really check, cause I wouldn't see the problem. Sorry.

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I am an English teacher and even I haven't checked well. In my defense, the resolution on my screen is not good so I sometimes really don't see it. I also apologize for posting my TA's name. I really am in love with her as she has more magic in her than anyone else I have ever met.

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I also apologize for posting my TA's name. I really am in love with her as she has more magic in her than anyone else I have ever met.

Oldtink, that wasn't a problem. Mentions like that are okay, just no blatant advertising and do not advertise any products, services, websites, or mailing lists from which you stand to gain personally.

I just know that spelling has never been one of my strong points, and when I'm having a hard time understanding a post, things are getting BAD!. We all just have to try and proof our posts before we post.

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Can I have a GAC for not being able to spell please

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Philhowelldesign wrote:
Can I have a GAC for not being able to spell please

awesome Me too!

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I cheat...my computer spell checks automatically for me. However, when I am at work (such as now...shhhhh! Don't tell!), it doesn't let me know when I have a typo, and I can be a terrible speller. Have some posts really been that bad? Maybe I don't read them all, but I haven't noticed anything glaringly obvious. Hopefully mine are understandable! biggrin

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I'm an editor, so the habit of double-checking everything and (mostly) using correct grammar, spelling, syntax, etc. has been ingrained in me for, well, decades.

But I hope you'll cut me a little slack for occasionally using common abbreviations intentionally, for effect, as in when I frequently mention that I WANNA BE A KITTY! on TSM.

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I check, double check and triple check because I am a secretary and that is what I have to do. Trust me I understand when the brain moves faster than the fingers.....that has gotten me in more messes than I care to count.

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Forum Rules
Bumping these for all New Members to glimpse over because sometimes they are skipped.

Walt Disney World For Grown-ups is a website and forum focused on Walt Disney World and created for people who enjoy spending time there both with and without kids. Walt Disney World For Grown-ups reserves the right to ban users or otherwise mitigate forum use of users who do not abide by the following rules.

All messages posted are property of Walt Disney World For Grown-ups. Walt Disney World For Grown-ups reserves the right to modify and/or delete any post as necessary, for any reason, and without notification or explanation to the poster.

Each member is limited to one account and one username. Impersonating other members is not allowed. Name changes are not encouraged on WDWFG. To request a change in user name for *security reasons only* please send a direct message to Admin.

You must be registered under a valid email account, which you check regularly, at all times during membership.

Do not advertise any products, services, websites, or mailing lists from which you stand to gain personally.

Illegal posting of copyrighted material and/or photographs is not allowed.

Use of profane language or posting of pornographic material is not allowed.

Walt Disney World For Grown-ups is a community board that promotes a supportive atmosphere. Users who are abusive, aggressive, or who engage in personal attacks against other members will be banned.

Posts created for self-promotion, to artificially inflate post count, or that are deemed off-topic are grounds for banning.

Post on-topic comments and questions in the correct forums and categories.

Please post using correct grammar and spelling, avoiding common abbreviations (e.g. âcuzâ for âbecauseâ).

Do not create posts that violate standing laws, including posts that violate agreements around copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, or Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Do not create posts that include mention of illegal activity.

Do not create posts promoting fundraisers, or asking for support or funding for nonprofit or for-profit endeavors, before getting permission from an administrator or moderator.

By posting on Walt Disney World For Grown-ups, you agree to all of the above rules and regulations.

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HAHAHAHA!

I have just spell checked my pre trip report, then when I pasted it onto here I had to do it again!

I forget I am English and I use words like Favourite and Centre.... In keeping with my own belief system when being in a different country I should at least attempt the local language. Therefore please see the adjusted words of Favorite and Center silly

But as for the rules I am pleased to see a forum that uses real words, I will quit reading posts that I have to translate too much, and that's a shame because I may have found something useful in there.

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Favourite and Centre are no problem, we understand regional differences.