Because of the amount of spam and porn that was posted on this message board, we were forced to set the configuration so that any new membership requests would have to be approved by an administrator or moderator of this board.
Also with the advent of robots and spiders we started getting hundreds of bogus membership requests daily forcing us to filter our email so membership requests went into a separate folder so that we were able to see our personal mail. This made it a problem when every once in a while a legitimate request was buried in that huge pile. You should understand that the message you received after registering did not personally come from us but was automatically sent by this message board.
So to anyone who lives in the region and has a genuine request to join our message board, what you need to do after registering is to simply hit reply to your activation letter you received and send. I will now see this reply as the subject line you have on yours is different than the one I received so it will not be filtered into the folder of bogus requests. If you follow these directions your request will be acted on as soon as possible.
We are sorry that we are forced to set up the board this way and for any delay in your legitimate request that may have been buried in that pile for some time. We welcome and need new users to help keep us informed and stimulate conversations on this message board.