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  1. Aruba since 1979
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    ARUBA and not Off Topic

    Hi forum members

    Over the last few weeks I have gotten a few messages from aruba.com/forum members and a couple of messages from members of the Trip Advisor Aruba forums.
    They told me that they are finding that aruba.com/forum is getting bogged down with “off topic postings.”
    I tend to agree and I admit that I am one that posts often in the “off topic” category.

    There is MUCH competition for Aruba information.
    Aruba.com/forum has always been #1 for views, information and especially participation.

    There are now many FaceBook groups about Aruba.
    Although FB is an ok means of communications it is not as complete or categorized as Aruba.com/forum.
    The FB groups and the TripAdvisor forums are not easily navigated and are incredibly repetitive. Also, there is a lot of speculation and rumors that are passed. There is a certain element of "meanness" too that often goes unchecked.
    I believe that most of those FB groups and the TA forums poorly moderated.

    The lack of Aruba posting on our site is due to COVID. The problem is COVID. It has been a miserable year as a result of Covid. Aruba has taken a huge hit. I would love us to try to get back on track and into “Aruba mode”.

    Our “off topics” are starting to become a main focus for many and we need bring the focus back to Aruba. After all, it is supposed to be “ about Aruba.”

    I love the “off topic” and feel that it is a good way to vent and to exchange thoughts and ideas not related to Aruba.
    I believe too it is a way for us to make friends……good friends.

    I am not advocating for us to abandon the “off topic”, I am asking for us to please give more time and attention to “Aruba topics.”

    With much respect and thanks
    Andrea James

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  2. Aruba since 1979
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    Your Signature Lines

    Please, with respect, we ask that you all update your signature lines and if they need tweaking, please tweak.

    There are numerous signature lines where your trips that have come and gone are still posted. Please delete the "past trips."

    Thanks

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  3. Aruba since 1979
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    Please Do Not..........

    Please do not use the forum to encourage forum members to visit your webpage, facebook page etc.

    Google or other site for Aruba photos is permitted.

    From the Rules:
    Do not post advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation on "Aruba.com Community Forum". If you can answer a specific question by mentioning your business or website, or posting a URL that’s fine, but just posting your URL or any URL’s not acceptable. Again this is not the area to post a link, encourage visitors to your website, or advertise your products.

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