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1. Posted by hamsterfox (Budding Member 33 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!


I'm a travel forum helper for Ireland, but due to internet restrictions in work I haven't been very active on the forums the last few years. Anyway, I was going to put up a post in the Europe section about the area I'm from in Ireland, which is relatively undiscovered but just really opening up to tourism at the moment. I don't want to be banned for advertising, I have no links to any tourism organisations in the region but I just wanted to share some information with Travellerspoint members as they have been good to me in the past. I can put some pictures of the area on my own profile if anyone wants to look. Is this allowed?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5157 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

It'd be iffy, since it's still "promotional", while the forum is primarily designed for answering questions people have. You wouldn't be banned for it, but depending on how exactly the responsible moderator or admin sees it, your post might be deleted. Probably it'd be fine, but it's a bit into the grey zone, and overall the forum is really not the best place for such a post.
We do, however, nowadays have a much better area on the site for this sort of information, where it'll get a lot more exposure over time than a post in the forum would (which would only be read by people who're active now), and where what you're wanting to do is actively encouraged: The Travel Guide, which is travellerspoint's wiki. See if there's already any pages in that guide about this area (start looking at the Ireland article), and expand them with the information you want to share (a couple of photos per page are also very welcome), or start entirely new pages if none exist yet. See the guide's About:Index page for some guidelines about what is and isn't appropriate there.

Thanks, btw, for asking, and for wanting to post at all, and welcome back! :)

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Jun-2014, at 13:40 by Sander ]

3. Posted by hamsterfox (Budding Member 33 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

That's great Sander, thanks so much for replying. I want to inform those who are looking for information, and not advertise, so the Travel Guide sounds perfect. It's good to be back, I've got a lot of info here down the years and especially used the site for booking accommodation. Thank you!

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