I'm new to dnforum. I applied Sunday or Monday. After completing the registration form and sending it, I read a message that I will receive an email when a decision has been made. I waited for that email until today, March 9, 2022, but did not see it in my inbox nor spam folder. Today I decided to click around here at the forum, click refresh a few times, enter a message to admin asking what length of time is normal to wait. Surprise, surprise, surprise! Apparently a decision to accept my application was made on Monday the 7th of March, 2022, according to information I read in my account page that I stumbled into. I'm very glad to be here. I feel awkward about making this suggestion. Still, if this is what happens for all new members, that they get told to wait for an email and an email never comes, then the approval process needs to be changed in some way. I do not know what change would be best. Maybe an automated emailing could be programmed into the system so the burden to send out an email does not fall on the administrator who checks out the application and makes the approval. Or maybe, instead of having a message appear after entering the application that says wait for an email notice that a decision has been made, just tell the applicant to come back tomorrow and either refresh the page or try logging in and see whether your account has been established yet or not. Anyhow, like I said before, I'm very glad to be here. I look forward to participating in the days ahead and onward from there. Best wishes, Tom (aka eMan).