General Forum Questions
What is the Worldwide Forum?
The Worldwide Forum is an internet message board containing member-created threads and content that is automatically accessible to all of our members worldwide. All members can access the Worldwide Forum to view and discuss a large variety of topics as well as find a wealth of information from other members regarding expat-related topics and travel, or even create their own question for our members and staff to help them with.
You can access the Worldwide Forum by clicking the 'Forums' icon in the top navigation bar, you will then see the Worldwide Forum and all its topics listed on the left hand side of the page.
What is a Local Forum?
For each Home Community on the InterNations platform there is an associated Local Forum. A Local Forum is an internet message board containing member-created threads and content that is specifically tailored towards each member’s specific Home Community.
What determines which Local Forum is automatically displayed to me?
Your current InterNations Community will determine which Local Forum is automatically displayed. For example, if your InterNations Community is London, then the London Forum will automatically be displayed when you visit our Local Forum section.
Can I view other Local Forums on InterNations?
Yes, of course! You can easily view other Local Forums by temporarily changing your InterNations Community via the 'Community Selector'. This option can be found in the top left-hand corner of the webpage next to the InterNations logo where your current community will already be listed in yellow. By clicking on the drop-down arrow, you will see a list of InterNations Communities that are close to you or you may search for a community by entering the name of the location in the search box. You can either enter the name of the city or the name of the country where the community is located. Once you have selected a community simply click on the 'Forum' icon in the top navigation bar of the InterNations website and you will then be able to view the forum for that specific location.
Forum Threads & Posts
Are there any restrictions to threads and posts?
Basic members can create one (1) new thread per every 24 hours.
Albatross members can create three (3) new threads per every 24 hours.
There are no restrictions on how many posts you may make under already created threads.
What category does my thread belong in? (Categories explained below)
In both our World Forum and Local Forums you will find a variety of different categories. To ensure you create your thread within the correct category and to make it easy for you to find relevant topics and information, please refer to the following definitions:
Within our Worldwide Forum you will find:
Politics and Society – This category is the place to discuss and find topics related to current political trends/issues/news and topics related specifically to a country’s society or culture. Please note that this is not the section for travel-related threads or any statements or queries regarding InterNations.
Expat Q&A – This is the category where you can find/post threads and information regarding moving abroad in general (such as how to find schools, apartments, cost of living, etc.).
Travel – This is the category all about traveling and related topics, such as questions about new cities (where to go, what to see), and transportation needs/queries (public transportation, airports, buses, etc.).
Small Talk – This is the category for all of life’s general topics, small talk (e.g. polite conversation about unimportant or uncontroversial matters), and topics that do not quite fit into the other categories.
Marketplace – This is the category for individuals looking for a job, individuals offering a job, or individuals selling a personal item (such as a pair of ski boots or a kitchen table).
Within our Local Forums you will find:
Town Talk – This is the category for all current topics and general happenings/events within a specific city.
Expat Q&A – This is the category for all general questions/inquiries regarding moving abroad to this specific city (such as schools, accommodation, and cost of living, etc.).
Jobs – This is the section for individuals looking for a job or an individual/company offering a specific job. Please note that this is not a forum for freelance workers (such as translators, language teachers, or photographers) to advertise their services.
Housing – This is the category for individuals seeking accommodation or those offering a specific form of accommodation. Please note that real estate agencies or individuals renting/selling on a professional basis are not permitted to post here.
Marketplace – This is the category for individuals selling a personal item or those seeking a specific item.
How can I create a thread in a forum or post a question?
To create a thread simply go to the most appropriate category of the Worldwide Forum or appropriate Local Forum and click the Post Thread button located in the top right corner of the page underneath the search function.
How can I comment on a specific forum thread?
To comment on a specific thread simply use the comment box located at the bottom of the thread. Alternatively you can click the Reply button located at the bottom of the original post.
Can I delete my forum post?
Yes, all content created by a member on InterNations can also be removed by the member.
In order to delete your forum post simply select the More button under the original post and select Delete.
Someone posted something inappropriate in the forums: What should I do?
If you discover an inappropriate forum post or comment within any of our forums, then we strongly encourage you to report this to us.
In order to report a forum post please select the More button under the post and select Report Abuse.
In order to report a comment on a forum post please select the small arrow to the right of the comment and select Report Abuse.
You will be asked to state your reasons for reporting abuse. Quality Assurance will receive a message and then take a closer look at the situation. Making sure that InterNations remains a community of trust and confidence where our members behave respectfully towards one another is very important to us. Therefore we will take all actions required to prevent discriminating, harassing, or spamming behavior.
Why was my post or thread deleted?
Your post or thread may have been removed by a member of our team or one of our Ambassadors. If this is the case then you should have received a message explaining the reasoning behind this action.
Can I promote myself and/or my business through a Forum thread/post?
No, it is against our Terms and Conditions and our Forum Guidelines to use InterNations for promotional/commercial purposes. Any posts discovered to be in promotion of a specific business or organization will be removed. If you would like to find out more about advertising options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!