I am enjoying this forum immensely, however, I have discovered that I must be imaginary since I am not "real" yet.;)
I would like to know how one becomes a "real member".
So my suggestion is to post a "sticky" (not sure if that's possible, but something to that effect), where it reiterates forum rules. In addition, it lets new members know that links, as well as PMs, are not allowed unless we are real members. Of course any other rules I'm missing would be posted on there too. Oh and definitely let us know the how to achieve "reality" status.
Real Member is just a title given by the admin which gives you the option of sending PMs to other members who can send and receive them.
It is a bit misleading, but don't worry. All members are equal in any other sense.
Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei
Not being real means you are imaginary? That is pretty good. Would make a good signature.
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.