Before you can become a full member, you must verify your email. This ensures that you are the actual person that signed up for the account.
The first time you register for your account, you will receive an email confirming your registration and providing you a link to verify your email. Simply click on the link inside the email and your email will be verified. Due to browser settings, you may have to log out of your account and log back in for your members status to take effect.
If you do not receive your verification email, please be sure to check your junk mail as sometimes emails end up in there. If you don't find your email there, you can simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your username and request that we resend you the verification email.