My personal apologies to SlideShare users who cannot participate in the contest
April 4, 2007
This was not our choice. SlideShare is an international site and we wanted users from all countries to participate. We had asked our lawyers to include as many countries as they could. Apparently, there are international contest law issues, due to which you can open it to only a few countries. I wish we had pushed our lawyers even harder.
My apologies to those users who can not participate in the contest. I understand your frustration. Next time, we shall go all out to include as many countries as we possibly can (paying special attention to countries where we have heard from users about this issue).