New Forum for/about/dealing with Costa Rica

I would like to invite any and all interested to join a new online forum about, for, and involving living in Costa Rica as a non-citizen, but legal resident. This group is being formed after years of frustration with existing forums that are too heavily moderated, politically slanted, exclusive of many who can be of help, and generally too much full of gossip, innuendo, and rumor. This forum will exist for a free and open exchange of ideas and information about how to get here, what to do after getting here, and so forth. Take a peek.
Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CRRealists
John Dungan, RN
Aguacate de Tilaran
Guanacaste, Costa Rica 50807
Personal Blog: http://arenalgrumbles.blogspot.com/
Forum Owner/Moderator: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CRRealists

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thinking

The forum is good & offers to call potential visitors back at you through this forum and its a good platform to advertise your links.

both

OK, I understand what you're saying, and will not only keep it in mind, but share this information with others. Thank you, Peter.
John
Aguacate de Tilaran
Guanacaste, Costa Rica 50807
Personal Blog: http://arenalgrumbles.blogspot.com/
Forum Owner/Moderator: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CRRealists

many such resources

Frankly, I am not sure of the purpose of your post. My new forum is not a resource, nor was it intended to serve as a resource. My intent is that it serve as a platform, if you will, for folks to find out answers about CR. What you might keep in mind is that I am not selling anything, don't want to sell anything, and have no intention of selling anything. While you are correct that Tim Lytle's website is excellent, it is commercial, and is part of his many business interests in CR. Meanwhile, his website is not a forum, but a resource. I am not in competition with him, or anyone else.
John
Aguacate de Tilaran
Guanacaste, Costa Rica 50807
Personal Blog: http://arenalgrumbles.blogspot.com/
Forum Owner/Moderator: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CRRealists

both

Hi John, both.  

We've always welcomed reposts of topics that were censored elsewhere, as long as they are legal and civil. (As I wrote a few years ago when critiquing internet forums about Central America, " I invite any person whose legal and civil posts are rejected on another Central America forum to repost those writings here on central-america-forum.com, with or without additional commentary.")

-Peter

John, there are already many such resources

Good effort, however the best resource on relocating to Costa Rica in my opinion is http://www.therealcostarica.com/, there are also other groups and websites that are fair and balanced on the subject. If you wish to attract people to your corner of Costa Rica, no one person can "handle" teh entire country or region of Central America, do what I am planning to do this month, get Magicjack (best for US and Canada users) or Skype or whatever else is offered online and offer to call potential visitors back at your expense, person to person, no hustling, no real estate wheeling and dealing, no "my country is better than the others in Central America" Offer to assist people if and when they travel to your area, do not hustle them for any type of money but do advise that local tours, lodgings and transportation do cost, once you meet with people, you'll know whether they wish to relocate in your area, their budget permitting. It helps, really helps, if you are proficient in Spanish and are on a very friendly basis with locals, If I were moving to another country and culture I would not wish to be surrounded by Americans and Canadians. I just got back from NYC, stayed with a Salvadoran friend in a mostly Dominican neighborhood (the area was Jewish and Irish when I lived there 46 years ago) and felt right at home speking Spanish and being introduced around by the Salvadoran friend of mine who helps in the community..when I go back people know me. Making personal contcts is very inportant in Latin America. To those wishing to travel pr relocate to Central America Google, do your research, then pick the places that you wish to travel to, your target areas, never, ever, choose a place to live simply by what is on the Internet, anyone can put anything on the Internet, adorn it, make it look wonderful, get ahold of your credit card deposit then you are f--------. Saludos.

Topics

Such as those not allowed on other sites in the past? Or, things that came up from time to time going forward?
John

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Hi John,

My suggestion is that you would post some of the topics here on central america forum which you feel were not appropriately addressed elsewhere.

Peter

Post my thoughts

Not sure I understand what you're saying, Peter. You want me to have posted my thing on a more open platform, or share posts from my blog, or what, exactly?
John

ok

Hi John, you're welcome to publicize your group here, however I also wonder why you don't post some of your thoughts on this site?  We have many members not only from Costa Rica but other countries of Central America who have a lot to share as well.

Cheers,

Peter

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