Please read this entire FAQ to discover all the unique features that are available to you as a TheMouseForLess member.
Disclaimer: TheMouseForLess is in NO WAY affiliated with The Walt Disney Company. All Disney images posted to the TheMouseForLess list and web site are the property of the Walt Disney Company.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
IMPORTANT NOTICE: For the best MFL Deals, please visit the Member Savings section of the TheMouseForLess web site. This is where the various resort, transportation, ticket and other hot deals for MFL members are located. Also, be sure to check out our Current Code page for the latest Disney discounts and savings information.
TheMouseForLess now has it’s own official Travel Agency, The Magic For Less Travel. TMFLT will find you the best possible price at the time you book your reservation, and can often reduce the cost of your vacation, even after you book! This service is completely free to you. Why not contact them today?
See question #1 in the “List Management” section of this FAQ to find out how you can receive only the most valuable money saving messages posted to the list, without getting all the additional list mail, in a new feature we call “The Best of TheMouseForLess.”
Submit any questions not answered by this FAQ to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please notify Carol at Carol @ themouseforless.com if you find any errors or bad links in this FAQ.
II. LIST MANAGEMENT
1. How do I set my delivery options to receive only “Special Notices” from the group moderator such as “The Best of TheMouseForLess”?
To set your delivery options to receive “only special announcements,” you must first go to the TheMouseForLess Yahoo Groups home page. On the upper left corner of the page (next to your name) click on “Edit My Membership.” On the new page, under the “Message Delivery” heading, click “Special notices – Receive only important email notices from the group moderator”. With this option selected, you can read the list messages over the internet at your leisure, and still not miss any important announcements from the list owner and moderators. You will all receive only the most relevant money-saving messages posted to the TheMouseForLess list.
2. How do I set my mailing option to “Daily Digest”?
To set your mailing options to “Daily Digest” send a blank message to: TheMouseForLessemail@example.com. You can also set your delivery options from the TheMouseForLess Yahoo Groups home page. On the upper left corner of the page (next to your name) click on “Edit My Membership,” and click “Daily digest – Receive a daily compilation of many emails in one message”. With this option selected you will receive one mailing which contains the most recent 25 TheMouseForLess email messages. On a busy day, you may receive between 5-10 daily digests. Choosing this option will greatly reduce the clutter in your inbox.
3. How do I set my email message delivery option to “Hold”?
To hold your messages, send a blank message to: TheMouseForLessfirstname.lastname@example.org. You can also set your delivery options from the TheMouseForLess Yahoo Groups home page. On the upper left corner of the page (next to your name) click on “Edit My Membership,” and click “No email – I’ll read messages on the web site”. You should select this option when you will be away and don’t wish to receive any list mail at all. You may also use this option to read the TheMouseForLess messages over the web at your leisure (click on the words “Expand Messages” for easy reading), but you will not receive any special announcements from the list owner, or the weekly summary of “The Best of TheMouseForLess.”
4. How can my subscription be changed to “Individual Emails”?
Set your mailing option to “Individual Emails” by sending a blank message to: TheMouseForLessemail@example.com. You can also set your delivery options from the TheMouseForLess Yahoo Groups home page. On the upper left corner of the page (next to your name) click on “Edit My Membership,” and click “Individual emails – Receive individual messages”. The TheMouseForLess list is an extremely busy email list; with this option selected, you could receive over 200 messages per day in your inbox. This option should be used only for the most dedicated Disney addict.
5. How do I “Unsubscribe” from this list?
It’s easy! Send a blank email to TheMouseForLessfirstname.lastname@example.org DO NOT under any circumstance send the message “unsubscribe” to the TheMouseForLess list! It will not get you unsubscribed from the list. If you are having problems getting unsubscribed from the list, you may send an email to email@example.com asking for help.
III. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION AND DISCLAIMER
1. Who is the owner of TheMouseForLess.com (aka TheMouseForLess) and what copyright information is available?
17 U.S.C. 107 (1988 & Supp. IV 1993). Section 107 provides in part:
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or photo records or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:
(a) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
(b) the nature of the copyrighted work;
(c) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(d) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
2. TheMouseForLess.com Disclaimer Information
Disclaimer: TheMouseForLess is in NO WAY affiliated with The Walt Disney Company. All Disney images found on this web site are the undisputed property of the Walt Disney Company. TheMouseForLess, its webmaster and its partners have no control over vendors/web sites that are listed on this site. Access to any vendors/web sites linked to TheMouseForLess is at your own risk. We are not responsible for content available or actions of any other vendors/Internet site.
The information presented in this website have been gathered by TheMouseForLess for the enjoyment of readers. TheMouseForLess makes every effort to ensure the integrity and accuracy of our website. We can make no promise whatsoever as to the correctness of the content presented in TheMouseForLess.com. If you discover an error, please inform us by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All of the information presented in TheMouseForLess.com is unofficial and subject to change without notice. Please call WDW direct at (407) W-DISNEY, or visit their web pages, to confirm any information found in these pages before your visit to Walt Disney World. Usage of this website constitutes your understanding that we can not be held responsible for errors in information presented through this website and that you will hold harmless TheMouseForLess, its webmaster and its partners from any liability due to informational error.
TheMouseForLess, its webmaster and its partners, are under no obligation to review posts submitted to our discussion boards, chats or TheMouseForLess Yahoo Group message board. TheMouseForLess, its webmaster and its partners assume no responsibility or liability relating to any such postings made by users of this website. However, if we so choose to monitor the postings we may decline to accept, edit and/or remove any posting that contains the following:
– Personal information such as phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references.
– Messages posted by users impersonating others.
– Any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racial, ethnic or otherwise objectionable material.
– Advertisements or solicitations of any kind that are not approved by TheMouseForLess.
– Messages that offer unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted or private information.
– Chain letters, pronographic, jokes or political messages of any kind.
Access to, and use of, password protected and/or secure areas of TheMouseForLess.com are restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access any such area of this site may be subject to prosecution.
1. Are there any reasons for which I might be involuntarily banned from the TheMouseForLess list, discussion boards or chat rooms?
Yes! Conversation on list and web site areas must always be kept friendly and courteous. Trolls and troublemakers, and those who ignore the posting rules outlined in this FAQ will either be moderated (having their messages edited or deleted) or unsubscribed immediately and without warning.
2. Is there any correct protocol to follow when posting a message to the TheMouseForLess email list, discussion board or chat rooms?
Participation in any and all of the email list and web site public areas must be for lawful purposes only. Users may not post messages that are threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar, obscene or otherwise insulting or objectionable. Users may not post messages that encourage criminal behavior or infringe upon the rights or inhibit the enjoyment of others. By joining the TheMouseForLess list and other forums, members and users agree that they will not attempt to contact any member or user privately regarding any message posted to the TheMouseForLess list or public forums in a manner which could be construed as inappropriate, unwelcomed or abusive.
Users should ensure that the content of messages is consistent with the topic and general theme of the list or forum to which they are posting. “On topic” for the TheMouseForLess email list is defined as all conversation pertaining to “saving for,” “getting to” or “spending time at” any Disney park. In addition, most other Disney topics are tolerated on the TheMouseForLess email list unless otherwise specified by the list owner. The list owner or moderators will have sole discretion in deciding if a list or forum message violates these guidelines. All such decisions will be final and not subject to debate. It is inappropriate for any TheMouseForLess member to attempt to moderate or post messages regarding the suitability of material posted to the TheMouseForLess list or MFL forums. All such list announcements will be made exclusively by the list owner or moderators. If any list member has concerns about a message posted to the TheMouseForLess list or MFL forums, he/she should contact the list owner at email@example.com to discuss it.
Some types of messages that should always be avoided on the TheMouseForLess email list are the “me too” and “thank you” type posts that include no other information. Messages which are directed toward a “single” person should be always sent via private email and must never be abusive. All messages posted on the TheMouseForLess email list should be relevant to most members. All messages posted to the TheMouseForLess email list and other forums should be “PG”. Jokes, chain letters, poems, warnings, messages to be “forwarded to everyone you know” or of a political nature and virus information should never be posted to the TheMouseForLess list, or any other MFL fo.
If you feel that you have valuable information concerning a recent virus, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will see that valid information gets posted to the MFL list and other relevant forums.
Solicitation or advertisement of any kind including for the purpose of sales, contributions, publicity, votes or the gathering information is not permitted on the TheMouseForLess list and other MFL forums without first receiving approval from the list owner. Solicitation is defined as any message which will promote, advertise, result in sales, monetary gain (either immediate or in the future), information gathering or charitable contributions for a web page, news letter, forum, private person, business or organization to which the poster owns or is associated with in any official capacity. Solicitation for charities or special projects is prohibited for any user. Posting any of the messages described in this section to any TheMouseForLess list or MFL forum could result in being placed on moderation or being involuntarily unsubscribed from the TheMouseForLess list or MFL forum. Additionally, posting SPAM, solicitation or profanity to any TheMouseForLess list or MFL forum will result in your ISP being contacted and your message being forward to agencies who seek to put a halt to such net abuse, and/or litigation when deemed necessary. All such messages as those described above will be deleted from the message archives and forums immediately upon posting.
Since the TheMouseForLess list is supported by The Magic For Less Travel, we ask as a courtesy to our sponsor that travel agencies, tour operators and all other sellers of travel refrain from advertising on the list. Additionally, we request that “ads” for travel agencies, other than the sponsor agency, not be posted to the TheMouseForLess list.
When posting to the TheMouseForLess list and MFL forums, users should exercise caution and not post any message that would compromise their safety or the personal safety of anyone else. We discourage the use of full names and the posting of personal information such as a private mailing address or phone number to the TheMouseForLess list or MFL forums.
3. Is there anything I should be aware of as far as formatting my message on the TheMouseForLess email list?
If possible, you should set your email program to send out only plain text messages to the list. Avoid the use of large, bold or colored text. Never post attachments to the list. And finally, you must always be sure that the subject line is relevant to the message (if the message has morphed into something else, change the subject line).
4. I receive the daily digest format of the TheMouseForLess list. How can I reply to messages?
If you receive your messages in the daily digest format, responding to messages will be slightly more difficult than simply hitting “reply” in your email program. First you must create a new email message. Place the appropriate topic in the subject of your email (example: the subject of your message should not be “Re: digest 564″). Then copy and paste the part of the post that you would like to respond to into the new email. Write your answer, and send the message to TheMouseForLess@yahoogroups.com.
5. What is the policy on signature lines on the TheMouseForLess and MFL Discussion Boards?
All signatures must be limited to 2 lines and not more than 150 characters. Links to commercial sites of any type including those that are partial fan sites or home pages and partial commercial sites are strictly prohibited. ASCI art of any type is strictly prohibited. There will be several exceptions to these rules. ImaginEARs will be allowed to include their title in a 3rd line of their signatures as well as those who have earned an official TheMouseForLess title. Finally, the official sponsor of the TheMouseForLess list, The Magic For Less Travel, may have it’s agents include the name of the agency in their signature. There will be no other exceptions to the above signature rules.
6. Are the TheMouseForLess list and discussion boards moderated?
The TheMouseForLess list is moderated. The MFL message boards practice “moderation on demand.” For the most part, all messages post to the TheMouseForLess list and discussion boards as is. However, if the list owner and /or moderators feel that certain threads or subjects may result in debates that are not conducive to the general theme or “spirit” of the TheMouseForLess list or MFL board, they reserve the right to “moderate, edit or delete as needed” such messages or “potential messages” without notification or explanation to the author(s).
In addition, if any TheMouseForLess list member consistently disregards formatting posting rules such as failure to delete excess quoted material, limit signature lines or change subject lines to reflect the topic of the messages, the author(s) of such posts may have their messages edited by list owners or moderators as needed and without notification or explanation to the author(s).
7. Who owns the messages posted to the TheMouseForLess list or material posted on the TheMouseForLess.com web site?
By posting messages to the TheMouseForLess list or submitting material for publication on TheMouseForLess.com, users are granting the list and web site owners a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute any message (in whole or in part) worldwide and to include it in other works in any other form, media, or technology.
Users may not join the TheMouseForLess list for the purpose of “collecting” information, tips or any other list material posted to their private email boxes or the TheMouseForLess archives without first receiving written approval by the list owner. No messages, tips or information posted to the TheMouseForLess list, archives or TheMouseForLess.com may be reproduced, posted to other forums, email lists, message boards, news letters, web sites or otherwise published (either electronically or in hard copy) or broadcasted in any form without the written permission of the list owner.
TheMouseForLess is not obligated to remove any message once posted from the TheMouseForLess list archives or other MFL forums. Nor is TheMouseForLess responsible for the content of messages posted by users to the TheMouseForLess list or public forums.
8. What do I do if I don’t like the way things are going on the TheMouseForLess list or other MFL forum?
Complaints concerning posting issues or general TheMouseForLess list or MFL forum subject matter, should be sent via private email to the list owner at info @themouseforless.com. Do not post your complaints to the TheMouseForLess list or MFL forums. The list owner will make every possible effort to solve your problem and make the TheMouseForLess list and web site forums a pleasant experience for all members.
From time to time you may receive what we here at TheMouseForLess like to refer to as “Gentle Reminders” concerning various posting issues on any of our MFL forums. No TheMouseForLess list member or forum user should take these reminders personally, as we all forget from time to time or need a little instruction. If we all cooperate with the posting rules outlined in this document, problems on the TheMouseForLess List and MFL forums should be minimal.
9. Can you explain the personal responsibility I assume by using or posting to any TheMouseForLess public list or MFL forums?
Users posting to any public areas of the TheMouseForLess email list, TheMouseForLess Yahoo Groups site or the TheMouseForLess.com site do so at their own risk. The TheMouseForLess list owners and moderators take no responsibility for the content or the validity of the information posted to any of the TheMouseForLess list or MFL forums by the list members and web site users. The TheMouseForLess list owners or moderators do not advocate the breaking of Disney rules or the cheating of any system as a way of saving money or getting to any Disney theme park. The TheMouseForLess owners & moderators take no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for the payments, shipping, cancellations or any aspect of the transactions or arrangements that occur between members or users as the result of a posting on the TheMouseForLess list, bulletin board, or chat room. Nor do the TheMouseForLess list or MFL owners and moderators take any responsibility for payments, shipping, cancellations or any aspect of the transactions that occur as the result of the use of an affiliate, referral or other links located or posted on the TheMouseForLess list or MFL web site. The TheMouseForLess owners & moderators take no responsibility for the personal safety of any member or forum user during any meetings arranged on the TheMouseForLess list or MFL forums. And finally, the TheMouseForLess and MFL owners & moderators take no responsibility for any illegal activity, physical or mental or financial harm, or personal harassment that may come to any list member or forum user as a result of any message or information which they personally or another member or user posts to any of the TheMouseForLess list or MFL public areas.
V. YAHOO LIST FEATURES
1. How do I access all of the TheMouseForLess Yahoo Groups features?
Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheMouseForLess. The list features are listed in the index on the left side of the page.
2. What is the “Messages” section of the TheMouseForLess site?
This is the archive where all previous posts are kept. The archives are completely searchable. You may also read the TheMouseForLess list messages online in the “Message” section on the TheMouseForLess site. Click on the words “Simple”, “Summary” or “Expand” to see your different message view options. If you want to reply to a message, simply click on the word “Reply” at the top of the message. To post a new message from the TheMouseForLess-Yahoo site, click on the word “Post” under the word “Messages” in the index on the left side of the page.
3. What is the “Calendar” feature?
In the TheMouseForLess Calendar, members record information about their upcoming Disney vacations. All members have access to this calendar, and may use it to determine if other members will be visiting the parks during the same dates. Complete instructions on how to record your dates in the calendar reside in the “Files” section of our site.
4. What are the TheMouseForLess Polls?
The polls are created by the TheMouseForLess list moderators. They are used for a variety of purposes, such as the most popular times to schedule chats, etc.. Occasionally the polls are used to vote on special contests the list is running.
5. What is the purpose of the Database section?
The various databases are created by the list moderators, but in most cases, database records can be added by the list members. The TheMouseForLess list owner and moderators take no responsibility for the validity of the information posted to these public boards.
Remember, all of our TheMouseForLess databases are completely searchable. Just type your search term in the little box at the top of the page, located next to the words “Search This Table.”
6. What kinds of links are collected in the Links section?
Folders have been created so that various types of links (or bookmarks) can be collected. All list members are able to add their own links to these folders. The links area is a public posting area, and as such if often not up-to-date.
Many of the most useful trip planning links have been organized on the TheMouseForLess web page link section as well. This section is routinely maintained and is much more likely to be current.
7. What is the File section for?
The Files section is a place that moderators and members can place documents relevant to the TheMouseForLess list. Most of the documents sent to new subscribers are kept in this section. One of the most interesting documents in the files sections is a certificate commemorating the 500 original charter members of the TheMouseForLess list. You can also find such things cute Disney voices for your email program and Recipes from WDW and DL restaurants.
VI. TheMouseForLess INFO – YAHOO GROUPS AND ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERNET
1. Are there other places where I can find TheMouseForLess list related info?
2. What kinds of info will I find on the TheMouseForLess web site?
TheMouseForLess is particularly proud of our Download Section. Here you will find Desktop calendars, wallpapers, and lots of useful items to print and take along on your Disney trips.
Don’t forget to sign up for our fantistic Magically Speaking News Letter which contains all of the last Disney news or Magical Notification, and receive our email alerts about special money saving promotions to Disney destinations.
3. Everyone who posts to the TheMouseForLess list seems to use acronyms that I don’t understand. How can I find out what they mean?
Consult the “TheMouseForLess Acronyms List” on our site for a list of acronyms and abbreviations that you will find used on our website, as well as the Yahoo Group, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
4. What is the Pixie Dust Post Card Program?
The Pixie Dust Post Card Program is a way to send Disney postcards (postmarked from a Disney location) to MFL members’ children, family, friends or significant other, preparing for their visit to Disney. Check it out!
5. Is there anything I can do to help to promote our list?
There sure is! Pin pictures and graphics from your favorite pages on TheMouseForLess and link back to that page. Every little bit helps to get the word out about our wonderful community.
6. Okay this site is all about getting the best value for my money on my Disney vacation. So what TheMouseForLess resources best help me to do that?
The very first place on the TheMouseForLess web site that you should check out is the Member Savings section of the TheMouseForLess web site. This is where the various resort, transportation, ticket and other hot deals for MFL members are located. Look for Member Savings in the index on the left side of the page. Also, be sure to watch the banner to the right of the MFL logo at the top of the page. Clicking on it could take you to special offers just for MFL members.
Additionally, TheMouseForLess has it’s own official Travel Agency, The Magic For Less Travel. TMFLT will find you the best possible price at the time you book your reservation, and can often reduce the cost of your vacation, even after you book! Plus TMFLT consultants will work with you to help you get exactly what you want for the best possible value. This service is completely free to you. Why not contact them today?
Finally, don’t forget to check out our Current Code Page for the latest discounts and savings.
VII. MODERATOR CONTACT INFO
Please feel free to contact our moderators if you have a specific question about any area of the TheMouseForLess.com or the TheMouseForLess list.
• To contact a list moderator, send email to TheMouseForLessemail@example.com.
• For all other MFL list and MFL web site inquiries email Linda at Linda@themouseforless.com
VIII. MARKETING DISCLOSURE
We only provide links to merchant sites that
* are relevant to the content of websites owned by TheMouseForLess.com.
* we think may interest you.
Visit our Marketing Disclosure page for complete details.