To attempt to cut down on the number of people who join just to spam the forum, new user accounts now need to be approved by an administrator before they can be used.
We'll try and keep on top of requests to minimise the delay in getting access to the forum.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Edit: when you apply, please enter something relevant in the 'why do you want to join?' box because we use that to determine if your application is genuine.