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*** IMPORTANT NOTE - DUE TO EXCESSIVE SPAMMING OF THE FORUM THERE WILL BE A STRICT CONTROL ON NEW REGISTRATIONS. WHERE POSSIBLE DO NOT USE FREE PUBLIC EMAIL ADDRESSES AS THESE MAY NOT BE APPROVED. YOU SHOULD USE A USER NAME THAT IS REASONABLE, NAMES THAT ARE JUST A MIXTURE OF CHARACTERS OR NUMBERS MAY NOT GET APPROVED AS THESE ARE OFTEN USED BY SPAMMERS. THE DECISION OF THE ADMINSTRATOR OR MODERATORS IS FINAL AND REGISTRATIONS MAY BE RESTRICTED OR REMOVED WITHOUT ANY NOTICE IN THE EVENT OF ANY MISUSE. PLEASE DO NOT USE URL LINKS IN YOUR SIGNATURES OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN YOUR PROFILE OTHER THAN THE PLACE PROVIDED FOR YOUR WEBSITE, DOING SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR REGISTRATION BEING TERMINATED. WEBSITE INFORMATION PROVIDED MUST RELATE ONLY TO PERSONAL SITES RELATED TO GENEALOGY OR OTHER GENEALOGY RELATED SITES, PLACING ANY COMMERCIAL OR UNSUITABLE WEB ADDRESS IN YOUR PROFILE WILL RESULT IN IT EITHER BEING REMOVED OR YOUR REGISTRATION TERMINATED. IF YOU ARE A GENUINE USER AND YOUR REQUEST TO JOIN GETS DENIED, THEN PLEASE CONTACT THE ADMINISTRATOR/WEBMASTER VIA THE CONTACT PAGE AND EXPLAIN SO WE CAN SET YOU UP MANUALLY, OCCASIONALLY WE MAKE A MISTAKE WHEN A USER NAME OR EMAIL ADDRESS LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE A SPAMMER. ***
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