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How to Use the Philippine Forums (Try the search box first)

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How to Use the Philippine Forums (Try the search box first)

This is the ideal forum for those seeking information, tips, thoughts or suggestions related to visiting the Philippines. Here are a few suggestions for how to best use this forum.

1.) HAS YOUR QUESTION BEEN ASKED ALREADY?

Try to do your OWN SEARCH first. Quite often someone else has already asked the same or a similar question on this forum.

PRIOR THREADS can be found using the SEARCH BOX (where the magnifying glass is located) at the top of this page to the left of "search" coloured in green.

If you cant find the answer to your question come back and ask in the forum.

Please READ THE FAQ'S on the right hand side as they have been set up to answer most commonly asked questions and provide useful destination information.

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2.) WHEN YOU POST YOUR QUESTION.

BE SPECIFIC WHEN ASKING YOUR QUESTION. This will help contributors provide you with the most relevant and accurate advice pertaining to your question.

For example, tell us your exact situation, budget, amount of time you have available as well as particular preferences, etc.... what you like/don't, what is a must vs. "nice to have", etc. This makes it much easier for those that will volunteer their time to answer your question with more accuracy.

Dont post GENERIC questions!

By asking a specific detailed question, your question can be answered directly and with much more precision, providing you with more helpful information than when asking generic, open-ended question like:

“What places should I visit in the Philippines?”

As there are over 7107 islands provide more detail and show that you have done some research first.

“What hotel can you recommend for Boracay?”

Providing a budget and more information about your requirements is helpful.

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*****3.) FRIENDLY REMINDERS*****

1. KEEP THE FORUM FRIENDLY.

*Please be aware that Tripadvisor has forum posting guidelines. SELF-PROMOTION, SPAMMING or PERSONAL ATTACKS to this or any of the forums will result in removal of posts by TA Administration. So please stick to the rules.

*We try to keep TA as one big happy travel community, and it is much easier to share information and experiences if we are being friendly. Please be polite and affable as possible, even if you disagree or don’t care for a post that has been given to your question.

2. TRIPADVISOR FORUMS ARE RUN BY UNPAID VOLUNTEERS.

*Destination Experts (DE’s) and regular contributors who support the Philippine Forum and other TA forums are unpaid volunteers who freely give their time to assist with questions posted here and on many other TA forums everyday. They are glad to offer thoughts, suggestions, ideas, knowledge and expertise and ask nothing in return. However, if you have benefited from something learned on a TA forum or from guidance given by another poster, why not let them know? A THANK YOU is a great way to let volunteers know that what they are doing is appreciated.

Feel free to return to the forum, post REVIEWS, and share your trip details so that others may benefit from your experiences. This is one way of showing your thanks.

3. Lastly, ENJOY your Tripadvisor experience and hope you enjoy your travel to the Philippines!

It’s a fantastic and emerging destination choice for a holiday!

*****This will be added as a “sticky” to the top of the page as a reminder to those visiting the forum*****

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1. Re: How to Use the Philippine Forums (Try the search box first)

Generic question = generic answer

Specific question = generic answer

Non-sense question = you know what

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2. Re: How to Use the Philippine Forums (Try the search box first)

nice..

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3. Re: How to Use the Philippine Forums (Try the search box first)

Another appreciated gesture is to be polite and courteous.

"Thank you" and "please" are appreciated.

4. Re: How to Use the Philippine Forums (Try the search box first)

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6. Re: How to Use the Philippine Forums (Try the search box first)

TA is Trip Advisor, not Travel Agency.

And yes, you need a passport to do an international travel, not your driver's license.

Edited: 15 June 2015, 22:59
7. Re: How to Use the Philippine Forums (Try the search box first)

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