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Posting a commercial event? Read this first ...

Here are the guidelines for posting commercial events.

Social or Commercial?

You probably know already that your event is commercial, rather than social. In short, if you're advertising your business, charging a fee or hoping to sell something, then it's a commercial event. Social events have no commercial interest.

Examples of commercial events are comedy nights, wine tasting, salsa class and advertising concerts. This also includes clubs that charge for events or membership fees.

Commercial events should specify if there is an entry fee or other price attached. They should preferably have some angle of interest for the expat/englishforum community.

Example: If I invite people to meet in a pub to watch Chris Black sing, then it's a social event. If Chris himself makes the invitation, then it's commercial.


There are now two calendars: social (default calendar) and commercial. This helps to separate the different types of event. To see the commercial calendar, look at the bottom right of the calendar and use the “Calendar Jump” field.

Commercial events should only be posted in the commercial calendar.

Who can post events

In order to post an event, you have to have a little forum history. Most people qualify pretty quickly. The reason for this is that we want to encourage people to be an active part of the community and not to use it just for free advertising. The qualifications are as follows:
  • At least 10 forum posts (not off topic or in the Marketplace)
  • AND... member for at least one week
  • AND... neutral or positive reputation
Further Advice

In case you have further questions, feel free to post your question here.

Last edited by mirfield; 30.04.2014 at 22:10. Reason: Clarified the logic about the requirements

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