Since we launched the site on the 1st October, we have been inundated with membership requests. This is great news and is exactly what we wanted! However, it presents a lot of problems for the admin team.
The idea behind creating this new site, is that we can provide a more secure place for our members to post, comment and share their life experiences. In order for this site to be as safe and secure as possible, we have to check every membership application.
In some cases, where people have chosen to "sign up with email" it has been difficult to verify the identity of the person. This can be because of a number of reasons, but the most common one, is that there is no way to identify the person trying to become a member.
If your email address is something like "firstname.lastname@example.org" The chances are, it won't be accepted. This is only to prevent access to trolls and those who take pleasure in screenshotting posts to other places on the internet and mocking the person who made the original post.
The easiest and fastest way to be accepted for membership to this site, is to use the "Sign up with facebook" option. We understand that this isn't always possible though. So if you continue to experience problems signing up, you can always use the contact us page to talk to one of the team and help us figure out who you are.
We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you over on our new forums soon!