That's correct; Salafis seek a pure, unadulterated version of Islam that looks up entirely to the Salafs or the first three generations of Islam (confirmed in the Hadiths also to be the best and most ideal followers of Islam).part of salafi belief is they dont accept anyone but the
salafs at the time of the prophet ie at a time when the scholars where not even born yet
dont lie yo me yous salafi
They don't accept anyone? If you're not following Islam properly, of course you're not going to be considered a proper follower. Everyone believes they're right and by default everyone else is wrong. This is true for every madhab and every sect of Islam; Salafis are not special in this.