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2) No discussions on religion, bullfights, sports and politics. These topics "always" end in a fight, so let's not go there. It is true that the Camino and religion is closely related, so some leeway will be given.

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Exception 1: Feel free to post your Camino related book here in the Book section. One thread per book, no bumping (replying to your own post to get more attention).

Exception 2: Lodging facilities can post one post describing their place in the "Lodging" forum within each Camino. No unnecessary "bumping" allowed" (replying to your own post to get more attention).

All other commercial posts will be removed.

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8) Each person is only allowed to have one account in the forum.

9) If you are walking for charity and ask for money, this should be done in the 'Walking for a good cause' section of the Camino Resource section.
All post asking for money in the forum will be deleted.

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