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Forums Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome all to our forums section, powered by ultrabb.  We invite our site visitors to post questions and queries and we invite our San Carlos friends to assist us with providing answers. We ask that all obey a few simple rules and netiquette so that all may benefit from this service. 

Please post on the appropriate board.  We have message boards or forums for fishing, diving, sailing and general information and a marketplace section.  Each forum has it's own experts who monitor and respond to queries and questions.

Please do not post in all capital letters-this is considered shouting and is rude to netizens.

We want to encourage an honest exchange of information but we ask all to play nicely. Flame wars, personal attacks or vendettas and profanity are not appreciated or desired. If you have a grudge or score to settle, hire a lawyer-don't put it here. You have the right to post - - you do not have the right to be a jerk.

Q: How do I register to Post

A: To read our forums you need not register but you must do so to post or reply to posts. Follow these instructions to register.

At the upper right you should see:
Not logged in - Login | Register
Click on the Register link and a Register window will open. Fill in all 4 boxes with a username, valid email address and enter the password twice. Please write the password down-we can change it for you but cannot recover it. Click the send button at the bottom right of the Register window. You will get a message that says an email has been sent to your email address so be sure the address you entered is correct.

Wait a few minutes (varies depending on mail server loads) and open our email message. You will see a link in our welcome message that must be clicked on to complete your registration process. That is it and you are now free to post and reply.

If the system does not seem to respond properly after you register, check the security settings in your web browser and make sure cookies are allowed. Ours will not harm you or your system but are necessary to allow the forum to operate properly. If you are still having a problem, email host@sancarlosmexico.com

The new forum format has some features that were not available from the previous provider.  You can edit posts, insert photos, hyperlinks, email addresses and more. At the very top of the forum screen are buttons that will allow you to search the forums by keyword, see all of your posts (My Account), see a list of Members, see and post events on our Calendar, get Help with the forum and return Home to the main web site.  You can also insert an avatar, a small image that represents you and will appear on all of your posts.  See the Avatar tab under My Account for more information.

Q:  Can we post photos or hyperlinks?

A:  Yes, but please use good taste and let's try and maintain a PG-13 rating.  You can add an image or hyperlink to your message very easily by clicking on the Insert Image or Insert Link button in the toolbars above the message text box.  Please make the image width 480 pixels or less to properly display.

Q: Can I edit my posts?

A: Yes, you can edit your own posts.

Q:  Are posts ever deleted?

A:  We reserve the right to delete posts that are time sensitive such as events that have already happened or that are not on topic or that are duplicates.  We also reserve the right to delete posts that violate our rules, as noted above.

Q:  Can I post an event or advertise my site?

A:  If you are a San Carlos non-profit organization we are happy to to have you post your event.  If you are a business or for-profit organization and have not been already been granted authority to post, please email your request to host@sancarlosmexico.com before you post.

Q:  I have something to sell or rent.  Can I post this?

A:  Post for sale or rental items in our Mercado (Market Place) section.  Listings are free for 30 days.  Visit the Mercado section for more information.  Please do not post these items in the topical forums

Q:  Can I view the forums in Spanish?

A:  Yes, by selecting Spanish as the preferred language in the Preferences tab under My Account.  The system will also display in Arabic, Dutch, Italian, French, German, Malay and Turkish.  Posts will appear in the language of the poster.

Q:  Can I post in Spanish or other language?

A:  If you do, we request that you provide an English version as well so all can understand your post. If you don't translate it, we reserve the right to do it for you and you may not like the results.

Q:  Can I search the forums?

A:  Yes, we have enabled search capability on each forum so you can search previous posts by keyword.

Q:  I have a question that is still unanswered and I don't want to ask it on a forum.  Can you help me?

A:  First, use our site search feature and type in your search phrase.  If you still cannot find the answer, drop us an email and we'll try and get an answer for you.

Q:  What is your forum privacy policy?

A: The privacy of our visitors to forum.sancarlosmexico.com/ is important to us.

At forum.sancarlosmexico.com/, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit forum.sancarlosmexico.com/ and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties. Client personal information is not online, other than that necessary to register domain names. We do not share client information other than that required by court order or subpoena.

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We also use third party advertisements on forum.sancarlosmexico.com/ to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

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We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to our forums.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

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