Firstly let me make it understood that don't wish to appear impatient, I realize the people who administrate this site are busy with their own lives, and I understand that things take time.

My question is regarding how long it takes to be approved for the members only forum access. I have tried gaining access twice for a little more than a year (only twice because I too have things to do ). Is it a matter of being a little more persistant, or have things been going a little slower than usual this past year? Any answer would be appreciated, and thank you in advance for anytime spent answering these questions.
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