Like the old website, a Staff member has to approve your account to grant you access to the community. This protects our members' privacy.

There should be a bright banner on the top of the site after you've registered for an account. While the Introductions Board is hidden, you can still post to it here:

It may take a while for a Staff member to review and approve it, but In the meantime, feel free to verify your email and complete your profile and settings. After it's approved, and you've gained at least 1 "reputation point", your posts no longer need reviewed.