HOW TO REGISTER AT CLUESFORUM
Dear prospective new Cluesforum members,
Thanks for your interest in joining our research forum. We have had to implement the following procedure for new registrants in order to restrain the all-too-frequent junk/troll/spammer accounts registering here - a most vexing and time-consuming annoyance. Please understand that we are not interested in having as many people as possible registering here. Our ideal new members are those who feel capable and motivated to contribute in active, knowledgeable and articulate manner to this forum's discussions.
STEP 1: Click on the 'register' button at top right of our home page, fill in the standard registration form, choose your Cluesforum username/handle and send your application. Your account will not yet, at this point, be activated - until you complete STEP2.
STEP 2: Send your 'HAND-SHAKE introduction' (as described in box below) to my personal e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). In your mail, please remember to mention the username that you registered with. Your Cluesforum account will be activated once your intro gets favorably reviewed (usually within a day or two).
Our 'HAND-SHAKE' introduction:
New members are kindly requested to introduce themselves with some measure of detail as to who they are & where they come from, such as : their nationality, their professional expertise, and their motivations for joining Cluesforum. Please include some description as to the sort of insights/ outlooks/ contributions that you wish to share with our members and readers. We strongly encourage all members to observe a constructive attitude aimed at offering our readership a sharp, reliable resource for information - while sustaining a high standard of educational and civil discourse.
When accessing the forum for the first time, please copy & paste your hand-shake intro (as your first Cluesforum post) into our dedicated introduction-thread: http://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=838
This, of course, as a way of announcing your arrival to all our regular members. Welcome to Cluesforum!
Thanks for your kind comprehension with regard to our slightly unorthodox registration requirements. It is, after all, a procedure specifically devised to maintain our discussion board as pleasant, troll-free and productive as possible. Lastly, let this be clear: if you decide to join this forum, please make sure that you have a firm grasp of your topics of interest - and that your contributions to our discussion boards be expressed in articulate and eloquent fashion.
Simon Shack - and the Cluesforum administrators