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    Hi all,I've just joined here from spiritual forums which is sadly closing down in October.I'm from the UK,so there are a lot of threads that don't feel that I can comment on,nevertheless I shall be lurking,so watch out,Lol.

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    Sorry to hear about your forum's demise Hazada, welcome to the shire, plenty of spiritual leaning threads within, look forward to yourself getting to know here.

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    Hi Hazada nice to see you here

    Namaste

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    I'm definitely interested in the spiritual discussions. So have at it.

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    Quote Originally posted by Hazada Guess View Post
    Hi all,I've just joined here from spiritual forums which is sadly closing down in October.I'm from the UK,so there are a lot of threads that don't feel that I can comment on,nevertheless I shall be lurking,so watch out,Lol.



    Cheers ─ ─ and don't let the apparent US-centricity and associated obsession with US politics scare you. We're an international forum, and three of our six staff members reside in the UK.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I'm definitely interested in the spiritual discussions.
    They're certainly far more interesting.

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    Welcome to TOT fellow SF members! It's nice to see you in this new setting. Looking forward to interacting with y'all.

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    Given that I am also an administrator over at Project Avalon, honesty compels me to address this comment below...

    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I have no plans to go to PA. They want personal information that I'm not willing to give them. There isn't enough of a draw for me to join there. I visit less and less to the point of almost never as it is.
    Actually, the Project Avalon membership application form isn't all that invasive on account of one's privacy. Below are the questions as they still currently stand ─ with my own comments in an italicized font below each item ─ but see the additional information farther down this post.



    Application for Membership Form


    • Your birthday?

    This is entered by way of selection from a list for the year, the month and the day.


    • Your age (software determined)?

    This is included for the moderators' convenience.


    • Are you male or female?

    This is a selection from a radio button list with two options. It defaults to "Male", but female candidate-members often forget to change the selection, plus that it's also rather narrow with regard to transgender people who identify as transgenders and not as strictly male or female. Both of these are reasons why I have proposed that a third option ─ blank ─ be added and set as the default.


    • Your email address?

    This is automatically taken over from the standard registration procedure, but is included for the moderators' convenience, in case they need to contact the applicant via email. Due to the restrictions applied by certain email providers ─ among whom Google, Microsoft (Hotmail) and Yahoo ─ the automated emails from the server are not always correctly delivered to the candidate-member's inbox. This is the reason why Bill himself is now contemplating doing away with the application form altogether.


    • Referrer

    This is automatically taken over from the standard registration procedure, but is included for the moderators' convenience.


    • Your Full Real Name?

    Bill has stated that it doesn't actually have to be your legal name, but that he wants it to be a "personal" name, as distinct from "a screen name".


    • City/Town and Country

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    • If you own and/or operate your own website, please list it here.

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    • What are your main interests and why do you find them interesting?

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    • How do you think your future will be? What are your goals or plans for the next 5 years?

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    • Have you ever been a member at Project Avalon?

    This is a radio button list.


    • If you answered yes above, what was your previous username?

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    • If you are a member at other forums please list them here along with your username.

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    • What prompted you to join Project Avalon's Forum?

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    • As a member of the forum I would

    This is a radio button list with multiple options, among which "Post daily", "Post weekly", "Post irregularly", "Mostly read", et al.


    • What do you feel you have to offer the Project Avalon community?

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    This is again a radio button list with two options.


    The above all said, the registration procedure is currently under revision. Initially, it was all about abolishing some of the original questions in the list and rewording some others, but due to the problems with the delivery of automated server emails to the users of various email providers, Bill is now contemplating abandoning the membership application form and switching to an application via a direct email to staff@projectavalon.net only.

    An application via email would certainly rule out the candidate-spammers who are signing up at Project Avalon and only provide the bare minimum of (ostensibly disinterested) replies to the questions on the application form, or who provide conflicting information ─ e.g. they claim to reside in Florida, USA, but their IP address puts them in Iran, India, Vietnam, Ukraine, or some similarly inconsistent locale ─ but at the same time, it would also cause some applications to leave out information that Bill would want them to provide.

    And for the record ─ I do feel that I need to emphasize this ─ Bill isn't fishing for any personal details or information that could be used against you. It's just that he wants to have the feeling that he's dealing with a real human being, and specifically, someone who is motivated to become a Project Avalon member, and who would be an asset to the forum because of the information and/or vantage they present.







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    Welcome to TOT fellow SF members! It's nice to see you in this new setting. Looking forward to interacting with y'all.

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    You have reached a new low, Aragorn ... The one thing that I will never forget is when a friend gave me a sound chastising when i apologized for his drunken behavior ... before he was drunk ... lol.
    “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    You have reached a new low, Aragorn ...
    Now you're hurting my feelings.
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    just teasing, Aragorn ... If i could do it to my buddy, no reason whatever i wouldn't forgive you for doing the same thing.

    Truth be told ... Someone has to apologize for Americans .... which reminds me ... b.t.w. I really was teasing, I understand your motivation and it is not unjust...

    Take this all you O'Canadians, so beloved by all Americans, with the possible exception of Southerners, we'll have to ask Chester for sure

    Last edited by NotAPretender, 2nd August 2020 at 20:14.
    “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

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    Earlier on this thread ,I mentioned that I'd just come here as theSpiritual forum was closing.However,due to the high number of people that are wanting it to continue, It appears that it is going to continue. As I'm more happy to only appear on one forum, I will concentrate on spiritual forms.Thankyou all for putting up with me.

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    Eh, Not a Pretender. Who is going to apologize for us Canadians, eh? We had residential schools, and we have a daft prime minister. Or maybe he is a crime minister. Haven't figured that one out yet, eh?

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    You're always welcome, Hazada. Feel free to visit now and again.

    Thank you for the info, Aragorn. That's helpful.

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    Actually what about the 1905 Windsor Swastikas?
    “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

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