Updated in 13.07.2016
I believe that the participation of readers in the Alma de Viajante is a fundamental part of the success of the blog. It helps us feel that we are part of a community of people passionate about travel, sharing experiences, for life.
That's why I value a lot when someone decides to waste a little of their time sharing their experience with everyone else, to indicate an error, to suggest a tip, in the end, to contribute to this blog be better and more useful. More our, any less my.
Therefore, and for the community to remain active and committed, it was fundamental to establish some basic rules of behavior. This is the so-called comment policy.
#1 Moderation of comments
The first comment anyone makes on Alma de Viajante is automatically forwarded for moderation. That is, the comment is not visible without my intervention. I receive a warning, read and approve (or not). Once approved, the email you used to comment is added to the authorized readers base, and from that point on, your comments are automatically and immediately published.
I hate spam, and it is not tolerated in the Alma de Viajante. O spam automatic, created by robots, is detected by the computer system. But there is another kind of spam more difficult to detect. I am referring to those kind of comments made by humans, apparently harmless and interested, but which, in fact, have the sole purpose of planting links to promote its blog, a product, whatever, or to leave the contact of your company or service. Sometimes it is noted until the person has not even read the text, and has no interest in contributing to the discussion. You just want to take advantage of the Alma de Viajante for their own benefit. And this is not good.
Of course, if the link is even relevant, you can place it in the body of the comment; but for this it really has to make sense, not to be forced, to be fundamental to what it means. In such cases, I will try to use common sense and evaluate case by case.
In addition, the name field must be filled ... with your name - not with a keyword or the name of your blog or company. Otherwise it will be deleted.
As for the content itself, I reserve the right to delete comments with offensive or aggressive language, disrespectful or dishonest content. Of course you may disagree, but do it politely.
Anonymous comments run the risk of not being approved. The responsibility for each comment is from the commentator. Take yours.
#2 Editing Comments
As a general rule, I do not edit readers' comments, but I can in some cases fix rogue or serious errors to keep the blog with as few errors as possible.
We have many readers from Brazil, many from Portugal. We write differently, and I will not standardize the language. A train will continue to be a train, and a train will be a train.
What I do not like is abbreviations used in chat conversations, type tb rather than also. I like well written Portuguese. No need to be Fernando Pessoa to comment on Alma de Viajante, but try to write correctly. And, above all, try to write something useful to the community, in a structured way.
It is important to comment on a subject in the post right. Do not come to suggest a trip in Rio de Janeiro in a post about Vietnamese food.
Comments on CAIXA ALTA will be deleted.
#3 Reply to comments
I read all the comments. Even everyone. But I only respond when I have something to add to the conversation. I have to follow my own rules, do not I?
#4 Doubts and questions
I am happy to help and inspire people to travel, but generic questions like "I'm going 3 days to Paris and wanted tips" take me seriously. If you want help, do your homework first, read a lot, adjust to your tastes what you find about the destination and then ask about specific questions. If you do not have time to plan your trip, do not abuse the time of others.
As I always say, the Alma de Viajante it is not a travel agency. I can not organize the trip of each one that asks me questions of the sort quoted above. That said, whenever you ask concrete questions and I know and can help, you can count on me.
If you want to ask, try to be brief and direct (say exactly what the problem is). But do not ask me if it's going to rain in the month of October in Singapore, because I do not know.
Note that many of these rules are subjective. Understand this policy of comments as the general principles by which I try to guide but, ultimately, it will be my judgment and common sense to manage moderation of comments in the best interests of the community.
Fortunately, the Alma de Viajante has wonderful readers and the overwhelming majority of comments are helpful, constructive and most welcome. To all of these, my huge thank you!
Note: This feedback policy was inspired by the Ducs Amsterdam reviews policy.