If you are signing up for the messageboard and you have hotmail, gmail, or any similar non-ISP internet service, or if I don't recognize your email as being through an ISP, I will not approve membership until I verify that the email is that of an actual person.
If I "google" your email and the search returns junk or nothing, you aren't going to be approved. If I delete your user ID, and you are absolutely certain that you aren't a robot, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and give me your username and I'll take another look.
Sorry for any inconvenience. Just not a fan of SPAM.