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  • Many of you "guests" reading this notice that your application for membership was answered with "something" you didn't think was important enough to read, and a week or so later, you got a "rejection letter."  The Approval I sent (immediately) in response to your application was labeled "ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT within seven days or your account will be deleted" Then a week or so later you recall receiving a note from the system informing you that your account has, in fact been deleted, after which, some have written back immediately to cuss me out and demonstrate their ignorance. It's amazing how "Your account has been deleted" generates an immediate response, a week after "ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT within seven days or your account will be deleted" was ignored.  :P  FWIW: Last time I figured it out, maybe one out of a hundred ever read the "agreement" / AKA rules and regs) the few of you that have, know exactly what I'm talking about.;) To be fair, I'm sure some don't respond when they see that I actually expect them to say "Hello" or whatever, which us fine with me as well, cuz as the old guy who likes to protect the members, and sees anonymous, nameless, faceless "members" as security risks and therefore, not worth having around anyway.:)
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  • Anyone who applies to join SlideMeister, ~I~ personally research and ~I~ personally approve. (it's not an automatic process) If the newly researched and approved member doesn't even answer the "activation" letter ~I~ send them, that person is less than worthless to us and may not even be given second chance to "dis" the forum. Nothing personal; we just don't have the time to waste on bozos, ::) so don't join SlideMeister on a whim, okay? :-\
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  • Political and potentially inflammatory subject matter. Yeah, I know; Nowadays, what isn't? :P However, one needn't be some kind of diplomat to know what is, or is not potentially provocative.  C'mon! SlideMeister may be the world's best example of a "global community" with a common interest. We ALL have opinions that might in fact "fly in the faces" of others" (especially those on opposite sides of the globe) but if we can't rise above that fact, and continue to get along, there's no hope for mankind on this planet, and I might as well just pull the plug!! So, threads that I see "morphing ugly," "going sour," or "going south" (regardless of the content, O.P., or number of posts contained therein, that I can't fix with a surgical cut here or there)  :-\ will be deleted in their entirety.
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