Salsa Forums aims to provide quality information about Salsa dancing of all
styles in a friendly and supportive environment. We strive to answer every
question or try our best to find the answer and, in order to ensure the quality
of information provided on the Salsa Forums, we prohibit speculation and
gossip. In order to keep Salsa Forums clear of any controversy we strive to
avoid being party to any unsubstantiated claims.
Our Members make up Salsa Forums and our members are the most important
part of all, with friendly and active participation strongly encouraged. We,
the Salsa Forums staff, make it a priority to make your experience here
enjoyable and informative.
All Salsa related topics and perspective are welcome and we encourage a
dynamic environment with debates, news and personal stories. At the same time,
all materials need to be appropriate for most readers including young dancers.
Members of Salsa Forums may be as young as 13 and it is important that
materials unsuited for children of this age not be posted on Salsa Forums.
When you are making reference from a published article or website, please be
sure to include copyright information or credit the information indicating
it's source. If you are unsure of the proper information provided, please let
us know so that we can contact them regarding their illegal copyright
Please do not engage in name calling, attacks on a person's character,
deliberately inflammatory remarks, group stereotypes, sexism or profanity (no matter
how subtle - we take all such activities seriously). Please do not attempt to
debate such posts and instead report abusive behavior to a moderator.
Penalties for abusive behavior range from warnings up to the termination of
your membership including deletion of your user-name and posts, and/or banning
your IP address. As a general rule we follow a "3 strikes" policy of warning, suspension, ban.
Any posts that are not in the appropriate area/section of Salsa Forums or
that are deemed inappropriate for Salsa Forums in general will be edited,
removed or placed in the appropriate section as quickly as possible.
Generally, moderators will discuss the matter and try to come up with a
solution that is appropriate to the situation. The moderators will strive to
be as thoughtful and courteous as possible and usually the member will be
notified when this occurs. Salsa Forums is run by an entirely volunteer staff,
however, meaning that we may not always be able to send a PM to explain why a
certain action was taken.
As such Salsa Forums reserves the right to remove text from posts, lock
topics or delete posts without explanation. In some instances, the member may
receive a private message explaining the Moderator's position. Issues
concerning moderation will NOT be discussed in the open forum. Please discuss
such problems by sending a private message to a Moderator.
Please be courteous in your posting, by following the basics:
Do not title threads or post using ALL CAPS.
Place new threads in the most appropriate forum.
New threads should have a title which reflects the overall subject of the
post (i.e. should not be vague)
Do not post duplicate threads in multiple sections. Our members will find
your information if it is indeed pertinent to them and duplicate threads will
be deleted at the very least.
Posting links, whether commercial or non-commerical, in the discussion
forums is strongly discouraged. Because we strive to be a source of
information, in most cases mentioning the name of the product or website (the
URL without the www, .com, .net, etc.) is tolerated if it pertains to the
discussion thread. While commercial or non-commercial links are allowed in the
'Event Announcements and Ads' and the 'Websites of Interest' sections, these
sections are reserved for our active members and are governed by our
In all cases please avoid posts that merely provide a link to another site.
(ex. "Check this out: www. blah .com). At least give us a little information
about the link and why it would be be of interest and assistance to our
members and readers. Similarly, commercial usernames (i.e. those ending in
.com, .net, etc.) are strictly prohibited.
In case that you want to promote your own (preferably salsa-related)
website, you may include a link as part of your signature, which is shown at
the end of every message you post. You may also include a link in your profile,
which will allow other members to view your website by clicking the (WWW)
Posting 'live' or 'direct' commercial or non-commercial links in the
sections 'Just Dance' and 'Salsa Music' is not allowed for the purpose of
overall site organization and structure. The usage of 'live' or 'direct' links
to videos or for the purpose of identifying songs is allowed in the sections
'Name that tune' and 'VideoClips'. These sections are explicitly intended for
'Live' or 'direct' links can in general be avoided by deselecting the
option 'Automatically parse links in your text' before submitting a posting,
where it contains quoted text or not. Salsa Forum staff retains the right to
remove 'live' or 'direct' links from any posting where it's deemed to be in
violation of the guidelines.
The focal point of Salsa Forums is to share information and ideas about
Salsa dancing and its music. Salsa Forums will not condone the use of its
resources for music sharing among its members. Please support the artists and
the music that passionately brings us here by finding alternative methods. You
may provide links to 30-120 second music clips for the sole purpose of
supporting your discussion, i.e. identifying songs or lyrics.
Additionally the usage of file-sharing services may be permitted for the
purpose of providing a clip for the 'Name that tune' section. But Salsa Forums
will not condone the use of its resources for illegal or questionable file
sharing among its members.
Your input contributes to making Salsa Forums a better place. If you see a
way that we could improve Salsa Forums, please send a private message (PM) to
one of the moderators. While we are always open to input, feedback and
suggestions, any and all questions about Salsa Forums policies or procedures
must be directed to the staff privately.
Salsa Forums Advertising Guidelines
Our primary goal is to promote quality discussion about dance related topics.
Additionally our regularly participating members have the following places
where advertising of external sites, services, events and activities is
Event Announcements And Ads
Websites of Interest
Again, posting in these forums is exclusively reserved for our regular
members, and all such posts are limited to one post per 30 days. Advertising
in the other sections of the Salsa Forums is strictly prohibited.
Sometimes it is easy to inadvertently break this rule (such as in
discussions about videos, clothing or shoes), so instead of actually placing a
link, just include keywords so that someone who is interested in locating the
information could look it up on a search engine. If you see a post that is in
violation, please notify a moderator.
Please realize that we want everyone to have a good time at the Salsa Forums.
If we remove a link, edit a post, or even delete a post, it is nothing
personal! We have tried to write these rules as clearly as possible in order
to provide appropriate community standards. Moreover, we truly believe that
these rules help to make the Salsa Forums a quality place that is free from
superfluous banner ads, popups, lists of commercial websites, and other forms
of self-promotional advertising. We hope you agree!