Costa Rica Living Yahoo Group
I recommend anyone with an interest in Costa Rica join the CostaRicaLiving yahoo group - go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CostaRicaLiving and join. I've always had their site listed in the Online Central America Resources page here, and I wouldn't have it if I thought it weren't useful.
Strangely, I was recently accused of having a different perspective on that very same group, in http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CostaRicaLiving/message/89939:
It's interesting that on this Central America forum, Peter Christopher really
rags on CRL and it moderators and accuses them of censorship to promote their
own agendas. However, his invitation was posted on CRL. Hmmm.
I responded as follows:
Hi Harriet -
You wrote, "Peter Christopher really rags on CRL and it moderators and accuses them of censorship to promote their own agendas".
Where does this happen? I just reread all the posts I could find that are related to censorship, and I did not find anything I would describe this way. Is it possible you are mixing up my analysis of "nicaliving" and "costaricaliving", or that you are mixing up what I wrote with what someone else wrote?
For the record, like many others I have had some of my messages not accepted for posting here at CostaRicaLiving. The first couple times I was offended, but after I thought about it some more, considered the complexity of the task of moderation, and corresponded with the moderators, I realized that they do quite a good job. Some of their policies (like the everything goes day as just one example) are I think highly effective, and I've suggested them on other email yahoo groups trying to deal with similar issues.
Thousands of people have had their experiences in Costa Rica improved by the presence of the CostaRicaLiving yahoo group - its members and its dedicated volunteer moderators.
I think sometimes it's easy to misinterpret what another person has written; lilkely, that's all that happened.