Great news! Activation from an admin is no longer required. As soon as you register, you will be sent an email that will include an activation link. Unlike before, when they would send an email advising you that a second email would be sent once activation was complete. And of course, for many people, that second email never came.
So all you have to do is register, check your email, follow the activation link and you're in! Your first post, however, will need to be approved by a moderator. Simple as that :)
*If you have previously attempted to register you're mostly likely going to need a new email address, since you can't use one that's already been used to sign up.
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