- Sep 17, 2004
The global COVID pandemic created unprecedented restrictions, disruptions and changes to our travel, work, shopping, schooling, social interactions and so many other aspects of our lives since the beginning of 2020. We’ve all been affected, and we have been inundated with news, information, mis-information, frustrations and opinions. We’ve heard them, we’ve shared them, we’ve argued about them.
The discussions, debates and arguments about the virus, distancing and masking policies, various politicians’ statements and actions have been overwhelming and divisive. Many threads on the DISboards have been derailed or devolved into arguments due to this topic. We understand the passion, but feel that we’ve let the discussions run their course. We are sure there are better places on the WWW to learn about and debate scientific, medical and political issues. The mission of the DISboards is to be a great travel resource and a friendly community.
Now that travel is opening up again, it’s time to refocus on that mission!
From this point on, we will welcome information on COVID policies RELATED TO TRAVEL. Things like the vaccination policies issued by venues or destinations, the cleaning or distancing procedures in use, practical tips for travelers or things they might need to know that are different from location to location are all valid topics. Any official policies issued by Disney, other travel destinations, cruise lines, airlines, etc. regarding requirements for visiting parks or cruising can be shared. This information needs to be on-topic for the specific forum and thread where posted.
We will NOT welcome debate or opinion about medical, scientific, or political aspects of the pandemic. There are a few often repeated trigger items that won’t be allowed: No statistics about infection rates, no ranting about individual rights, no “face-diaper” comments, no debate about whether vaccinations or masking are effective, no discussions about which governor or politician or news personality did or said what.
In summary: COVID related discussion should be limited to actual policy and practical application, and NOT veer into opinion or debate.
We understand that you may be passionate in your opinions on this topic and want to discuss or debate them, and appreciate your understanding that there are more appropriate places than the DISboards to do that.
Mission of the Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies Forum
Mission, Guidelines, TPAS Moderators
Mission, Guidelines, TPAS Moderators
The MISSION of the DIS (and more specifically the TPAS Forum) is to be a family oriented, Disney related, travel planning site.
Towards that goal we have instituted (in 2015):
"We (The DIS) do not enable, condone or promote discussion of ways to circumvent established Disney company policies."
Because our mission is to be a helpful trip planning resource, we want to help travelers understand Disney's policies and rules and how to apply those to their planning. Discussions of what the rules ARE ("here's the policy") are great. Discussions and descriptions of how to cheat or get around those policies are no longer welcome here.
Our goal is to be more consistent across the whole site, and a better and more positive trip planning resource.
Thanks, in advance, for assisting the DIS in accommodating our Mission.
Posts and posters are expected to comply with these guidelines at all times.
You may disagree with a poster’s viewpoint, and discuss the issue, but no name calling, being sarcastic or personal attacks.
It is often good advice if you see a thread or post which your are unhappy with to walk away and give yourself a time out. Alternatively use the report post button which will alert all the moderators and the webmasters to any post, where appropriate action if necessary will be taken. If you add a comment yourself you may also face infractions as per the guidelines.
The Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies Moderators are: