I had several people ask me to do a seminar on how to use BoqueteNing.com I agreed and was surprised by the number of people who were in attendance.
BoqueteNing.com was developed as a community communications tool and has been online for about six years, it has 3300 members and and many more who visit read it daily without ever joining. It is a good source of information for visitors and residents, as well as often a source laughs and entertainment.
The goal from the beginning was a free flow of ideas. Of course children will always be children, regardless of age, so we needed to set some guidelines to prevent food fights and flame wars.
The rules are simple:
“Boquete.ning.com is an open community forum
Neither the admins, nor anyone else posting on this forum is responsible for the posting, ranting, raving or good things posted by anyone else. It is not our intent to censor or delete any discussion relevant to Boquete, Panama. Just keep on topic, Boquete, and do not abuse other members.”
The goal remains No Censorship.
BoqueteNing.com is free to all users including business who are encouraged to post activities and things of interest to the community.
BoqueetNing.com has two administrators, Fran Hogan and I, we both work for peanuts or pizza, when offered, otherwise we volunteer our efforts.
The costs for keeping BoqueteNing and this blog online are paid by me. Those costs are subsidized by people who place ads and most importantly by people who make Amazon purchases through BoqueteNing by using the Search Box for Amazon.com on both sites. That is a painless way for people who planned to buy from Amazon.com to keep us online.
If we ever get ahead of expenses I plan to buy a big bag of peanuts and maybe a pizza for Fran without whom we could not keep Ning somewhat sane.
This is a copy of the presentation