Ninety-nine percent of the registrations attempted are from bots or spammers, who are attempting to place a link on our site. If they get approved they immediately start posting topics and/or links, which are normally to porn sites, drug sales, dating services, and so on. Once they get started they are relentless, posting links faster than we can delete them. Unfortunately it's difficult to determine if a new registration is from an actual person, or from a bot or spammer. The only thing we have going for us is that the spammers are not very creative. They normally register using common names, a mixture of common words or names, or jumbled text and numbers. As such these types of USER NAMES are usually ignored, meaning they are not approved. If you use a common or unusual USER NAME, like those described above, your membership will not be approved until you contact the forum administrator to request activation. The best way around this is to select a USER NAME which refers to your vehicle, the motor, or at least something automotive. For example, 82F100, 64Falcon, 66InlineSix, Turbo250, and so on.
If you are an actual person using a common or unusual USER NAME, your account will not be approved until you request activation, which is done by e-mailing the Administrator (see below). The easiest way to do this is to forward your "confirmation" email with a short sentence attached. For example, "Please activate my account". The "confirmation" email is automatically sent to you when once you have completed the registration process. While the "confirmation" email states that your account will be automatically approved, this is not the case, unless we know for sure that you are an actually person, not a bot or spammer.
When a new member registers, an e-mail is also sent to the Administrator for approval. While we do our best to approve them daily, sometimes it just isn't possible. We might be on a business trip or taking a vacation, down with an illness, or out in the shop, who knows..... As such, it may take several days to activate your account. However if it's been more than a week, we recommend that you contact the forum Administrator, to request activation. Again....the easiest way to do this is to forward the "confirmation" email, which was sent when you completed the registration process.
Whenever you contact the Administrator, make sure you include your USER NAME. Unfortunately we're not very good at guessing...... If the User Name is not included, your e-mail may be ignored and/or deleted.
Make sure you read, and abide by, the forum RULES & REGULATIONS, that is if you wish to avoid temporary suspensions or being ban from the forum.
Note: Your USER NAME and PASSWORD must be at least 6 characters (letters or numbers) long, but no more than 24 characters. Passwords must also contain mixed case (AaBbCc), using at least one upper case letter. Avoid user names that are sexual in nature or offensive, as they will not be approved.
While an email address is required to register, your email address and all personal information is private and will never be shared or given to another member, or any 3rd party persons or businesses, under any circumstances. If you want to converse with another member privately, we recommend using the Private Messaging feature, however you can email them using the Email button in their profile or post. Note that all email address are hidden, in an effort to keep email address private. However when you send them an email, they will have your email address, and you will have theirs if and when they respond to your email. This is why we recommend using the Private Messaging feature whenever possible. Also note that SPAMMING is strictly forbidden, regardless of how it's done (by posting, private message, or email). Any and all violators will be banned from the forum indefinitely.
HOW TO REGISTER
First, take a few minutes to read our "Rules & Regulations", including those for "Image Posting". When you finish, or if you've already read them, click here to go to the forum index, where you can begin the registration process. Log onto the forum as a guest, then look for the "Registration" link, which can be found at the top of every forum page. Click on the link, then proceed to register. After you have completed the registration process, you'll recieve a confirmation email, which can be forwarded to the forum Administrator for quicker approval (see comments above).
Note: Once your membership has been activated you automatically become a "New Member". As a new member, your first three post must be approved by a Moderator or the Administrator. Approval normally happens in a few hours, but it could take up to 24 hours, so be patient (do not email or PM any of the moderators or the admin requesting approval). After three post, you automatically become a "Registered User" and approval is no longer required. This is done to prevent Spammers from posting, if and when they get around the normal registration process, which does happen from time to time. Again, be patient, we'll approve them as quickly as we can.