I registered to ask a basic question on etiquette but that took a backseat when I found out how DIFFICULT it is to even get an account here. I am really surprised by how many people are here, but perhaps for some reason my IP or username kept getting rejected for some plausible reason.
I originally tried to join this community about 3 weeks ago or a month. The first problem is the verification system to prevent bots from joining. I've joined numerous forums because I was an avid gamer. I have created them, moderated them, and been a long time member of some. Never until I attempted registering for yours, did I have so many issues getting past the anti bot letter identification!
And while you may say, "Just listen to the letters" - in case you do I would argue that if it is a common way of overcoming the system (I am assuming if others had this problem), then that should be the only way and not having the faulty image verification present. Also, I only have an iPhone or iPad available most of the time and the listen option would not work for me.
The few times I would get through this by chance or skill, it seemed my application would get deny! I don't know for sure because I never ot a denial email or follow up, but I had to assume this as well by seeing how my account could be logges in but had a message of awaiting approval, and then a few days later my account would no longer exist.
There was no option to askfor help if you are not registered. I had to have an account to ask for help and this proved extremely problematic in my situation. I resorted to posting a comment onthe blog pleading for help which went nowhere as well!
So finally to my surprise, I see I have been approved. The difference I dis was doing it at a Windows computer. So i'm not sure what happened, but this site has already stressed me a lot. I don't give much credibility to other forums or places to ask because this seems to be the most active and established forum of etiquette.
I wished strongly to be here and have finally prevailed, but if others had the same problem as me and it is not just me - the admins here really need to a least have a help email for guests at a minimum.
I thank whoever approved me.
Oh my god, I see another verification at the bottom to post this thread. Really?