General stuff you need to know
These guidelines are designed to ensure the Disney Collectors Club community is an enjoyable, inspiring and safe one for all our users.
Please use common sense, basic courtesy and respect, for your hosts and the rest of the Disney Collectors Club community.
If you don’t agree with them, we won’t take it personally, and nor should you when we suggest Disney Collectors Club might not be for you.
When we say we, we mean Disney Collectors Club. When we say community we mean all of the places on Disney Collectors Club where users hang out and can contribute.
We may update these guidelines and recommend you check back once in a while. We’ll also continue to introduce new community features which will fall under these guidelines.
Certain areas within Disney Collectors Club may have their own guidelines posted (such as the Disney Collectors Club blog as well as our future forum and other blog branches.
Please read these carefully and respect them.
You are responsible for your interactions with other users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.
These guidelines apply to all content you contribute as part of the Disney Collector Club community, including your profile.
Member posted content on Disney Collectors Club blogs reflects the opinions and experience of those users, not Disney Collectors club.
Community dos and don’ts
- Be sincere in your contributions. Post with purpose – to inspire, enable or share with fellow Disney Collectors Club members.
- Respect that other people have different points of view, journeys, styles, budgets and confidence levels. Don’t take things personally and get to the ‘must be at the beach to calm down’ stage.
- Welcome newcomers. We love it when another person catches the Disney collecting bug.
- Your homework: Some Disney Collectors questions are very common. Look around on the web, and on Disney Collectors Club blog to see if they’re already been answered.
- Check the Frequently Asked Questions and do a search. It can be frustrating for our members if they have to answer the same question repeatedly.
- Be specific: When posting a recommendation, or a question, the more context and specificity you can give, the better for everyone. We can’t read your mind and we don’t want to misunderstand your motives.
- Give feedback, to your fellow Disney collectors, and us, in a helpful and constructive manner.
- Lead by example Use the report abuse function to alert us to problem content or members.
- Look for the best place to do your thing. If you’re posting on the Disney Collectors Club blog ,or our forum, look around to make sure you’re in the right branch to get your question answered.
- Keep it legal. Don’t get yourself into trouble by defaming others, posting porn, ticket scalping, plotting illegal activities, or posting other people’s private information.
- Use Common Sense and balance when seeking advice. Make your own inquiries, especially around subjects like health and safety.
- Be safe and smart when arranging rides, home stays and collector companions. We’d hate to hear of anything bad happening when people meet up, but we can’t be responsible for the actions of each person in the Disney Collectors Club community.
- Create content of a discriminatory or derogatory nature.
- Rich debate is wonderful, and you can do it without being offensive, humiliating or intimidating based on:
- race, color, ethnicity, nationality or physical characteristics
- gender or sexual orientation
- religion or non-religious viewpoints (i.e. secular humanism, atheism)
- political opinion,
- socio-economic status
- physical, mental or intellectual disability/impairment
- the ways people express themselves (this is a global travel community, with different written cultures)
- Create content which would be reasonably classified as exclusively ‘adult’ and restricted accordingly (such as pornography or graphic violence).
- Defame, harass, flame or hold grudges. You’ll travel lighter without the chip on your shoulder.
- Impersonate another person, including Disney Collectors Club staff or authors.
- Advertise or spam, or use the forum to promote a business, product or website, commercial or otherwise. We don’t mind if you include links to your Disney blogs or websites in your messages, provided it’s relevant and contextual information, but commercial solicitation, straight up advertising, or contributions designed to promote traffic to another site aren’t acceptable. We do not permit business accounts on Disney Collectors Club or any sort of advertising in profiles, avatars and signatures, as community areas are preserved for individual Disney Collectors Club members. Adding value to conversations is the best way to build an audience for your expertise.
- Conduct formal research without telling people. Disney Collectors Club is open to cooperation with professional researchers, but you need to contact us with details about your needs and interests. Studying our community members without their – and our – permission is not cool.
- Don’t post external surveys or links to surveys on Disney Collectors Club. Research or marketing surveys will be removed.
- Be-or-feed a Troll. Trolls post messages or content deliberately designed to get the blood boiling. Replying to or arguing with a Troll is feeding. The best pest-control is to ignore, and use report abuse to alert us to them.
- Use excessively coarse language. Humans swear. But go easy on the sailor speak or we’ll have to tone you down. Remember, even if it’s not offensive to you, it might be to other people.
- Discuss how to commit illegal activity (like buying drugs, avoiding visa restrictions, ticket scalping). It’s OK to talk about the existence of these things, but don’t advise how and where to do them.
- Be a know-it-all. Having a full passport doesn’t mean the rules don’t apply to you. Show off your insights, not your attitude.
- Don’t hide behind handles. We respect the right of Disney Collectors Club members to be anonymous, which may lead some people to say things they wouldn’t face to face. Don’t be one of those people. If you’re tempted, remember, we can see who you are, even if other members can’t.
Disney Collectors Club members – We let you add your own review to all the points of interest we list around the website. We do not permit businesses to create fake reviews and will not allow them to rebut or contact Disney Collectors Club members. For fellow collectors to get maximum benefit, remember to make your review constructive, balanced and full of as much context as possible.
Businesses – Disney Collectors Club members might review you on our website, on the Disney Collectors Club forum or elsewhere. We ask that you embrace the good with the bad, as not everyone will have the experience you plan or hope for. Please don’t try and reply to a Disney Collectors Club member review on our website. Resolve issues on your own time, through your own channels. If you think a review constitutes defamation, please use our report abuse function and it will be brought to the attention of our moderation team. Defamation is strictly prohibited by our terms.
You can send Private Messages to the Community Manager and moderators once you have a Disney Collectors Club blog membership, just look for the most up to date team contact information in the right hand column of the Disney Collectors Club member forum. You can email: email@example.com with feedback, questions or issues, and for all other queries you should use our Contact us form. Our Disney Collectors Club administration team read every single piece of correspondence and will do their best to help you out, and get your feedback to the right people.
Updated:November 1st 2016