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  1. Aruba since 1979
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    Please read

    It is customary that the moderators try to notify the member when we have to "moderate" a posting or a thread.

    In order to make that work, you, as members need to make certain that in your profile that you DO have ALLOW checked in the spot that says Private Messages from Moderators/Administrators.

    If you do not allow, we do try to reach out to you, but in the event you do not allow us to do our job.........you will be deleted from the site. Please let us, help you and please let us help others.

    The other situation that I would like to address is the total disregard for posting in the appropriate forum.
    If the message is about Covid testing..........that should be in the Aruba General. But if it is about testing at Aruba's airport, then it would go into Airline/Airport category.

    If the posting is about "Are restaurants open"...that that should be in Culinary and Culture.

    If you are in Aruba and want to post about your stay...please post in the MY ARUBA STORY category..create a thread and add to it daily. Lots of the people will be commenting on that thread. Please stick with just 1 thread about your "aruba story"

    If there is already a thread posted about a particular topic, there is no need to create "yet another thread"..please add to the existing one.

    Honestly, I am tired.......as are Walt and Jacki.
    All of the covid talk and testing talk and insurance talk needs to be consolidated.

    The ATA nor the moderators nor the members want this community forum to turn into a FB group where the same questions are asked over and over in numerous threads.

    If there is something about the covid testing and insurance...please do NOT SHOOT THE MESSENGER.
    I am ready to say........it is that way because the ATA says it is that way!

    Please use the search feature and contribute to existing threads instead of creating a new thread (if you can!)
    ​In a world where you can be anything, be kind!

  2. Aruba since 1979
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    Trolling

    Trolls and Trolling

    Trolls are not welcome and will be banned. An Internet "troll" is a person who delights in sowing discord on the Internet. They try to start arguments and upset people. Trolls see Internet communications services as convenient venues for their bizarre game. For some reason, they don’t "get" that they are hurting real people. To them, other Internet users are not quite human but are a kind of digital abstraction. Indeed, the greater the suffering they cause, the greater their "achievement" (as they see it). The anonymity of the net allows trolls to flourish. They are easily identified by the fact that they are constantly at odds with other members of the forum, and often "poke fun" at individuals they have disagreed with in the past, trying to provoke a reaction. Finally, trolls create a paranoid environment, such that a casual criticism by a new arrival can elicit a ferocious and inappropriate backlash. When you try to reason with a troll, he wins. When you insult a troll, he wins. When you scream at a troll, he wins. The only thing that trolls can’t handle is being ignored. Again we will ban anyone who practices "Trolling".
    ​In a world where you can be anything, be kind!

  3. Aruba since 1979
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    Opening of Aruba!! Essential Info. From ATA

    ​In a world where you can be anything, be kind!

  4. Aruba since 1979
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    Corona Virus

    Please use this link for Corona Virus.
    https://www.aruba.com/forum/f32/corona-virus-72552/

    We are trying to keep the topic in one thread.

    Folks are anxious, fearful ....not only for health concerns, but also financial concerns and travel concerns.

    It is all about the unknown and the unknown can be scary.

    Please be aware that all postings re: Corona will be moved to the thread that is linked.

    2 key words that should be on our minds "hand washing"