If you have already read the introduction to "The Experiment" you may
wish to skip to the
|TERMS| section now.
THANK YOU for your interest in participating as a Member in "The
STAR MATES Experiment" to test the accuracy of my new advanced astrological
COMPATIBILITY matching program. After you and 99 applicants have submitted
valid Entry Forms, I will run my astrology program to match you against all
99 Members; then email you a FREE Search Report which lists your "Top 5"
matches based on the average of seven rating factors listed on the Report.
You may then complete one CONTACT FORM to request the email address of any
or all of your best matches (who may be male OR female) and then write them
to find out if they prove to be as compatible as Internet Friends (or
perhaps as a cyberspace Soul-Mate!) as the program's rating system
predicted! Other Members may have YOU on THEIR "Top 5" lists too, and you
may receive email from them as well.
Hopefully, you and many other participants will report back to me on how
well my program performed, using a questionnaire included with the Search
Report. If all goes well, you will be invited to remain active in the
dataBASE until 1998 as a Charter Member, at no cost, when I start
taking applications for an Internet Friends and/or Internet Romance
matching service (the name has not yet been determined). As new members
join, you may be matched to some of them when THEY order Search Reports,
and some may contact you by email if they are interested. You may choose
to be entered in any one database of your choice for finding either
friendship or romance, or in a dataBASE of people sharing a common interest
(such as Astrology) or a particular group (such as college students).
TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE as a MEMBER
of "The STAR MATES Experiment"
Due to the great deal of work involved in processing 100 applications at
once, I am afraid I will have to streamline things by insisting that ALL
the following TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE be agreed to if you wish to participate
for FREE in "The STAR MATES Experiment". If you feel you cannot accept all
of them, please accept my apologies and select the hyperlink to return to
the HOME page.
All applicants must be 18 YEARS OF AGE or older at the time of
All applications must be made using the official ENTRY FORM.
Applications by email will NOT be accepted (and may not be acknowledged
All applications must contain A PERSONAL E-MAIL ADDRESS unique to ONE
individual, and which is expected to remain effective until at least DEC
31 1996 (mid 2000 for Waiting List applications). Addresses may be
tested to ensure the application is valid.
(If you are on-line for a "free trial" period from a service like America
On-Line, please do not enter unless you plan to keep the same address.)
Applications which indicate an email address at "hotmail.com" or any
ANONYMOUS mail forwarding service will NOT be accepted.
You WILL be placed on the Waiting List IF you re-submit an acceptable Entry
Form before the final closing date, but your position on the list will be
determined by the time you re-submit an acceptable Entry Form, not by the
date of your incomplete Entry Form. So please be careful to answer ALL
questions on the Entry Form, so you won't miss your chance to participate!
All ENTRY FORMS must provide answers to EVERY question, or they will
be rejected and the applicant's position number will be forfeited.
(I am sorry, but I just don't have time to follow-up on incomplete Entry
Applications found to contain false information will be rejected, and
not subject to appeal. I reserve the right to decline or cancel the free
membership of anyone deemed to be acting in a manner which is disturbing to
other members, disrupting the proceedings of The Experiment, or endangering
the right to privacy, peace, or safety of any Member.
Applications will not be accepted after the FINAL closing date
announced on the STAR SIGNS Astrology Zine home page. Once entries are
closed, the ENTRY FORM will be replaced by a notice.
CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP
In submitting your Entry Form, you will be deemed to have accepted all
of the TERNS and CONDITIONS for Membership in The STAR MATES Experiment, as
listed on this page.
As a Member, you agree to have your personal email address, your FIRST
NAME or nickname (not last name), and your MONTH and DAY (not year) of
birth released to any other Members who are matched to you by the
astrological compatibility matching program.
As a Member of "The Experiment" you agree to make at least ONE attempt
to correspond by email with EACH of the five Members listed on your own
As a Member of "The Experiment", you agree to answer at least ONE email
letter from any other Member who writes to you and quotes YOUR "Member
Number" (which only appears on the Search Reports of other Members where
YOU were listed as one of their "Top 5" matches). You understand and
accept that it is POSSIBLE for someone (with a birth horoscope which
matches well to many others) to appear on many OTHER Member's "Top 5"
lists; so YOU MIGHT receive additional email letters from Members who did
not appear on your OWN "Top 5" list.
In accepting your Membership by receiving your first Search Report, you
agree to assume sole responsibility for the outcome of any contacts you
make with other Members; and agree that Michael Star and STAR SIGNS
Astrology Zine shall not be held liable for the consequences of your
decision to contact any other Member by email, in person, or by any other
You will be entitled to FREE entry into membership in "The STAR MATES
Experiment" dataBASE, and one FREE Search Report in that dataBASE when the
total membership reaches one hundred Members, and one FREE Contact Request
Form which entitles you to receive the email addresses submitted by the
five Members listed on your FREE Search Report as the most compatible
matches to you within that dataBASE. Your entitlement to free services in
exchange for your participation in "The STAR MATS Experiment" are limited
to those listed in this paragraph.
If "The Experiment" proceeds into further stages and accepts new
Members, you MAY be invited to remain active in the dataBASE at no charge
for a period up to but not beyond December 31, 1997; however, your
entitlement to free services will be limited to those customarily accorded
to any other Member for active membership in one dataBASE for one year, and
will be considered the equivalent of waiving the initial Entry Fee.
Ready to Apply?
Select this hyperlink if you accept the TERMS and CONDITIONS of "The
STAR MATES Experiment" and wish to skip to the
Information in red WILL appear on the Search Reports.
Information NOT in red will NOT be revealed to anyone.
You will be asked to enter the following information:
E-MAIL ADDRESS where your Search Report may be sent, and where Members
may contact you.
FIRST Name (or nickname). First 10 letters appear on Search Reports.
LAST Name (NOT revealed).
SEX, one of: [M]ale, [F]emale --OR-- [G]ay/male, [L]esbian/female
HEIGHT in INCHES (without shoes)
MONTH of BIRTH
DAY/DATE of BIRTH
YEAR of BIRTH (NOT revealed)
HOUR and MINUTE plus AM or PM for TIME of BIRTH (what the clock
TIME is very IMPORTANT. With each minute it varies from your true time of
birth, your matches and scores become less accurate. If you don't know,
enter ? (and expect less accurate ratings and matches).
COUNTRY of BIRTH
STATE or PROVINCE of BIRTH
TOWN or CITY of BIRTH
CITY near your TOWN of BIRTH
POSTAL CODE of current address (NOT revealed, but may be used later to
match by geographical location)
ASTROLOGERS: Please do NOT adjust BIRTH TIME to G.M.T. or U.T. and do
NOT adjust for Daylight Savings Time. My program uses your LOCAL birth
time and automatically corrects for time zone, location, and D.S.T.)
Please note that unless your Entry Form is FULLY COMPLETED, you will NOT
be entered in the STAR MATES Experiment or get on the Waiting List unless
you RE-APPLY on a NEW Entry Form BEFORE the Final Closing Date. Please
answer EVERY question by typing your answers into EVERY box.
If you submit an incorrect E-MAIL ADDRESS, I will not be able to send
your Search Report, or even let you know your Entry was incomplete. Watch
for the |CHECK-LIST| page mentioned above. I will also post a list of
numbers for the applications ACCEPTED, so you will KNOW if you got "in".
Please do not email enquiries, unless your number is not on EITHER list
within 48 hours.
NEXT: Please complete the ENTRY FORM
If you are ready to use the ENTRY FORM, please select this
ENTRY FORM hyperlink now.
Best wishes for an interesting and enjoyable adventure in Astrology!