Due to the large number of spammers and bogus usernames that we have seen recently, we are now manually approving new join requests.
That sucks a bit for the real people who wish to join our community, be we have been left with little choice in this matter.
New join requests will normally be dealt with within 0-3 days. If you need quicker service then send me a PM and I will fix you up.
User accounts must be approved before you can reply to posts or create new threads.
Here's what happens when you register as a new member. You will be able to see all of the threads on the board (non-members and anyone not logged-in only sees a fraction of what we have here). You will also receive an email confirmation with a link that you must click on to confirm your membership before you can make new posts or reply to existing threads. It's always been like that, so nothing has changed there.
What has changed is that new members will now have to wait until their username has been approved before they can create new threads or make replies.
This change will assist us to keep the Hairy Divas forum a spam-free board, and will help to improve the overall user experience for all of our members and visitors.