Guest: We are at a “proposed final” true release candidate with nothing known remaining to be changed or fixed. For the full story, please see this page in the "Pre-Release Announcements & Feedback" forum. /Steve.
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I'm sorry that your first account was “purged.” Certainly no one's intent here, and @Greg S is certainly correct that there's no requirement to post.
We do, however, have a somewhat overactive anti-spam-bot that I've seen place new users into “reject” status for no apparent reason other than that the public handle they chose is “common.” Like I said... Overactive.