In an effort to stop spammers and spambots (automated spamming systems), I have taken several different measures. One of which is that after registering, if you do not send me a separate email (firstname.lastname@example.org) validating your registration or stating your intentions, I will not approve the accounts. It's nothing personal as 99.9% of everyone that sends this separate email gets approved. Controversial usernames will never be approved and I may ask you to consider choosing a different one. Keep in mind the goal of this site...a friendly and family oriented "virtual campfire".