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11. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 188 posts) 1y

how did it break the rules? Because I posted a correction? Caye Caulker is indeed a secondary dive site. Ambergris Caye and the atolls are far more popular.

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Jan-2015, at 15:19 by katzgar ]

12. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 457 posts) 1y

Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye and the other small ones are all fairly close together and it's possible to go diving from them all, even from Belize City itself. The big dive site is Blue Hole which is marginally closer to Caulker than Ambergris. Caye Caulker with hostels is the more popular destination for back-packers, Ambergris Caye is more up-market and is supposed to have all the five-star hotels. Caulker is said to be more laid-back and relaxed than Ambergris. Take your pick!

13. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 188 posts) 1y

you still haven't explained how I broke the rules. The blue hole is a costly and technical dive, you will find the reef to be the most popular dive as it requires less skill. The other small ones are the atolls and superb dives themselves. You owe me an apology.

14. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 1y

Quoting katzgar

you still haven't explained how I broke the rules. ... You owe me an apology.

Any member who's participated on this forum sufficiently can "flag" posts for the attention of a moderator/administrator. We don't currently know who did so for your post (moderators/administrators can see this; however, moderator-ship goes per-forum and I'm not a moderator for this Central/South America forum, so I can't see). What I can make a very good guess about is to the reason why your post was flagged, namely your rather snide little sentence "so much ignorance". That can be seen by the reporter to be breaking the forum rule:

1. NO swearing, derogatory or inflammatory remarks are allowed. Any such comments will simply be deleted by admin or moderators.

Particularly after I had told you a few posts earlier that "Travellerspoint in particular strives to have a friendly atmosphere."

I'm not saying this is the case, just that it can be seen as such, and that that would be the logical reason for it having been reported. The final determination if your post actually broke a forum rule is up to the responsible moderator/administrator for this forum (sadly Isadora and beerman have been absent lately, so we'll have to wait for Kellie or Peter to pop in.)
I think you owe Borisborough an apology for implying that he owes you an apology. ;)

Finally, all this talk of diving is rather off-topic for this particular thread, given that the original poster (that would be me) explicitly stated he had no interest in water activities. Let's return this thread to the original scheduled topic of suggestions for good travel destinations to accompany Belize. If you want to followup with me (or Peter as the final authority), please do so via private message.

15. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 188 posts) 1y

what I see is the classic forums outsider dynamic. You 2 have been here a long time and own the place, I get that. I don't know who made the report and didn't mean to imply I did. Your original post does indeed express little interest in water activities but if you read the thread I am not the one that started the diving conversation am I. My point is to correct the misinformation started in that thread.

16. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 1y

Quoting katzgar

what I see is the classic forums outsider dynamic. You 2 have been here a long time and own the place, I get that. I don't know who made the report and didn't mean to imply I did. Your original post does indeed express little interest in water activities but if you read the thread I am not the one that started the diving conversation am I. My point is to correct the misinformation started in that thread.

But do you understand why someone else might be offended when using the phrase 'so much ignorance'.

It is good that you know a lot of Belize and regarding details like this. Maybe others do not or have a slightly different opinion about something and think CC is the center. I would not have a clue either, but is that important?

You asked why it was flagged, the reason is now mentioned. You can, again, disagree about it, but that doesn't mean it's rightly flagged in my opinion.

After some days now though, it would be good that the moderator over here would either delete it (partially) or keep the post.

on a side note: Peter, Kellie, isn't it time to see about which moderators are still around or not?

17. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 188 posts) 1y

I will allow that some can see the so much ignorance comment as perjorative but in this case it is also accurate and as I commented earlier maybe I need to use lol or IM h0 a little more often but I don't

18. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin 813 posts) 1y

katzgar,

There is no ownership, favour, or preference given to forum participants based on the term of their membership. We do appreciate that you can bring your vast experience and knowledge to assist travellers who are looking for information about Belize, however, unwarranted comments that label another's experience as ignorant are likely to be seen as inflammatory and best avoided.

Sander, I do apologise that this has gone so far off topic and I hope that you continue to receive the travel help you were looking for.

19. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 188 posts) 1y

I will sum up by saying that Belize does lack interesting cities. You may look at Merida as a beautiful colonial city in the Yucatan which would be drivable from Belize. There are a number of B&B haciendas in the Yucatan also. Some land based ideas are hiking, river tubing, the zoo(small but well respected with accommodations), birding, butterflies, local festivals, sand lot sports including cricket, spelunking and kayaking. Visit and hike the Crooked Tree wildlife sanctuary and take a chocolate tour.

http://tastebelize.com/our-tours/chocolate-tours/

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