I’m sorry for the inconveniences being described. Let me provide some background:
Every single account is manually approved / denied. This is done to try to reduce the amount of SPAM on this forum. Since we’ve implemented this process, SPAM has decreased dramatically.
Accounts created on the weekend will wait for approval until Monday.
As of 5PM yesterday, all accounts were cleared from moderation. By the time we started work this morning, 500 accounts were in the queue for approval. Most (98%) of these were clearly spammers.
Sometimes we “false-positive” identify an account as SPAM. This is unfortunate, and we try to avoid it, but it happens. This happened with some of the ones mentioned in this thread.
I’ve asked our web folks to edit the registration messages to include more information and hopefully make the process less confusing. If you know of someone who is having trouble with their account, please ask them to email email@example.com and our folks there will fix them up.
Sorry, I did in fact give up on the old account I had created months ago for I figured it was discarded, therefore I setup a new one, I apologize if this caused any grief. Thanks to JVN and Eli for restoring the account.