I have covered this before but it needs mentioned again
Please ensure that when you apply to join you use a genuine and working email address
- it is also important that you check your in-box (and spam/junk mail in-box) after you apply to join for the forums automated reply.
Follow the instructions in that email and you will
be granted access to the forum, if for some reason your application fails or seems to have been missed by the automated system then feel free to contact the admin (firstname.lastname@example.org
) and we will then manually activate your account for you.
I'm mentioning this as last week I received 5 applications to join (2 from the same person) from seemingly genuine people and not one of them had a working email address - You must have a working email address to join any forum and they are easy enough to get these days although gmail.com and some others are restricted due to the huge amounts of spammers using them. (but again we can manually create an account if you wish to use such an email)
We have to make these conditions as we receive around 2000 spam applications a week (one of the drawbacks of being popular)
and in the 7 odd years of running the forum, not one single spammer has got through
I understand that this can put people off, but please be sure it is for the good of the entire forum and makes the moderator and admins jobs a lot easier, remember nobody gets paid here to run this place!
So, again just to clarify, make sure you have a working email
before you apply to join, and make sure you respond to the automated emails that follow.