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I am going to dramatically increase the strictness of the rule about zero-post accounts.  This is because lately there have been a lot of transparently fraudulent (e.g. profiles with nonsensical or silly "information" such as birth dates that are not actual years) accounts created and I am sick of it.  I do not want our membership totals inflated by phony accounts even if they do not post any spam.

Therefore, for the time being, new registered members are asked to please do at least ONE of the following quickly after registering if they do not wish their account to be deleted:

Fill out the profile in such a way so that it is clear that you are a real person genuinely interested in discussion about monarchy. 

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Make at least one post indicating the same.


"@mail.ru" accounts seem to be invariably spam and are hereby declared unwelcome.  Our one Russian actual member that I know of, Antonius, does not have such an account.

Furthermore, starting January 1, accounts that have not made a single post after six months will be deleted even if the profile appears to be legitimate.  (I'm sure KYMonarchist will help me enforce this.)  Come on, people.  It's not that hard.  One (1) post!  The "Introduce Yourself!" thread is a good place to start.

Obviously, those members who have already made one or more posts, especially our "regulars" (and former "regulars," though in most cases I wish they'd come back) don't need to worry about anything.

Sorry to sound severe but I am tired of these nonsense accounts for "people" with "names" like "Coeriaexhaxia" and "birthdates" like "10B7."    For some reason most of them seem to identify their favorite movie as "13 Going on 30."   That is an actual movie, but unlikely to suddenly become the all-time favorite of multiple monarchists.

By the way, while at a monarchist forum many of us might wish we had been born in 1878, 1678, or 1278, under the circumstances I would advise against putting any obviously false information in profiles, in case anyone is or has been tempted to do that.  The purpose of the profile is to be as informative as the user is willing to be, but not funny or fanciful.

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Ya know, I thought there was something odd about all those accounts with faux Russian book titles and the same information in just about every profile.


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Sounds like a fair policy. Who knew "13 Going On 30" was so popular amongst Russian monarchists? 
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All content is visible without an account, right (so the 'lurkers' can still 'lurk')?  No one loses any 'access' by being one of they 'shy retiring types', right?

I see no downside, even from the 'devil's advocate' position....

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Yes, that's right.  Lurkers don't need an account to lurk.
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No reason at all to let them soil your reputation then....

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Is there a way to prevent these spam memberships for happening in the first place?


Funniest occupation I've ever seen is "sellin that skunk". What kind of jobs do they do in Russia these days now?

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I wish.  Not that I know of.
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I welcome the Owner of this forum and all participants. It is pleasant to me to receive registration on these pages. It was also pleasant to me to learn about it that supporters Monarchic are among citizens of the United States of America.

I wish all of you many successes in those affairs and plans which you make. Let all of you will be helped by our Mister God Jesus Christ.

I hope also that our conversations and acquaintances on these pages will be benevolent and will help all of us to learn better than each other.

I remain with big respect for each of you, misters.

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