This glossary is no offense to someone's intellectual aptitude. We believe the majority who use dating websites are familiar with most of the terms below. Some of them are more specific than others and, since we use them frequently throughout My-Russian-Lady website, we will provide a link to their brief explanations here.
SIM card (sometimes called a smart chip in the US) is that little yellow chip that goes inside a GSM phone and identifies your cell phone number. When you introduce your SIM card in another compatible phone, the new phone acquires your cell phone number and some settings. For instance, you can transfer your phone book from your old phone to the new one. However, to do that you will need to keep your phone book stored on the SIM card, as opposed to the internal phone memory. You can change the settings of where the contact numbers in your phone book are stored (in the internal phone memory or on the SIM card).
Spam is unsolicited email sent to multiple recipients without their consent, even on dating websites. Spamming is widely reviled, and has been the subject of legislation in a number of jurisdictions. Every email provider or Internet service provider employs some sort of spam filters to block a lot of spam from entering your inbox. Normally, those filters use a scoring system to decide whether or not a particular message is spam. Messages containing certain words, URLs, being addressed to multiple recipients, being sent from certain addresses and a variety of other factors contribute to a spam score. Messages with a high spam score get blocked and are not delivered into your inbox. Each email provider decides what spam filter to use and how strict it should be. There is no perfect spam filter. More lenient filters will allow more spam into your inbox. More strict ones will accidentally block legitimate emails from friends, companies you deal with, etc. Most email providers give users an interface to manage their spam filters on some level. Read also about Russian brides scams for which spam is used as a tool.
Commonwealth of Independent States. A confederation of 11 former Soviet republics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. CIS was created after the dissolution of USSR. The majority of Russian brides on My-Russian-Lady.com come from this region, esp. Ukraine and Russia.
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (until recently Immigration and Naturalization Service, or INS). I don't know how much of my taxpayer's money went into this name change, and what was the intended purpose of it, but nothing in this organization has changed to the better. The same ridiculous hold times on the phone, the same overworked understaffed personnel, the same obscure and often contradicting instructions remained. Sorry, to state purely an opinion, but it is shared by many others that had to deal with USCIS. You will have to deal with it as well, if you plan to get that pretty Russian lady over here.