PLEASE NOTE: All registrations are performed MANUALLY by the Administrator for security purposes. That means you should expect a delay between submitting the registration and receiving two (2) confirming emails - 1. the registration and 2. the activation - and provision of a temporary password (with detailed instructions how to change it).
MORE THAN ONE REGISTRATION = NO REGISTRATION
(26 August, 2018)
I regret if my words seem harsh, but there are some who either refuse to read instructions or believe they are "special" and instructions do not apply to them. I am the owner of the server account, I am the one who ultimately pays for this service, I am the one who does all of the work here, and I am the none who sets the two (2) rules. Unfortunately, I see too many "special" people, and while I try to work with them ultimately they do get deleted because they insist that it is I who should change and not they.
- Am I being unreasonable? Over and over again I get duplicate registration requests which tell me that the applicant has not read - or refuses to read - these words, NO MATTER HOW BIG OR BOLD I MAKE THEM. Then they go on to put their email address in a Post and wonder why they get a nasty email from me. After several thousand incidents with these apparently obtuse and/or illiterate people - usually British - you will please pardon my frustration.
FULLY THREE-QUARTERS (75%) OF ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE DELETED BECAUSE THE USERS DO NOT MAKE A POST WITHIN 6 DAYS.
You are REQUIRED to Post a valid (= worthwhile) message within SIX DAYS of registering, or your account WILL be removed by the Administrator. No exceptions. Private Messages do not count. The idea is to help you get started on your quest, not to help you to procrastinate even longer. Please also note: All new Posts are reviewed within 24 hours.
Email addresses are NOT to be posted in public... you may _NOT_NOT_NOT_ place ANY email address anywhere in the public areas of this Index or any of its Boards, in any form whatsoever. This includes, but is not limited to, "firstname.lastname@example.org", "name @ domain.com", "name at domain.com", "name at that hotplace", "name at that gplace", or any or all variations. This rule is STRICTLY enforced - one warning is allowed, and upon a second violation that user and all of their Posts WILL BE removed from the Index.
* From registration onwards, email response within 24 hours is required (no bounces), or you will be removed.
* Full mailboxes provide no communications, and autoresponders are welcomed if you are away. If your email address changes, you MUST update it here, or contact me from the registered email and notify me of the change. I am not a mind-reader.
* Periodic Reminders: You accept that the Administrator will send you periodic "broadcasts" of relevant information. This is primarily a monthly Digest (list of subject lines) sent out at the end of every month - for your convenience, it eliminates the need for you to keep coming to the Index to see if there have been any updates to your queries.
If there is something I believe would be of vital interest to all users then that may also be "broadcast", but rest assured you will not be "SPAMmed". If you cannot tolerate just ONE single email a month from the Index which is in your own interest, then please advise me as soon as possible of your extreme discomfort and I will happily remove your registration and all of your Posts so that you will never be bothered by this resource again. I am here to HELP you, not to waste your time, and I hope that on rare occasions you may be willing to help others.
** Please set your SPAM email filter to allow emails from the caribbeanavenue.com and candoo.com domains, or you may not receive the Registration email OR any Alerts. If you do not receive a Registration email within 24 hours of requesting it, please check the bottom of this linked Post - the email address you supplied may have been incorrect and bounced.
Please note - no exceptions...
PLEASE LOOK FOR THE TWO (2) REGISTRATION EMAILS WITHIN 24 HOURS OF REGISTERING. YOU MUST MAKE A POST WITHIN 6 DAYS OF RECEIVING THE REGISTRATION EMAIL OR YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE DELETED.
I wish all of you the very best in your family research.
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