All accounts must be validated by an administrator before you can use this site. Please wait patiently for this validation to occur - it is usually within 24 hours. If you do not receive a validation notice after a longer time, assume that your account has been deleted. After validation, you will be under moderator preview for your first 5 posts.
When you are registering, please note the following:
1. Your "display name" is the name that appears on the forums while your "Login Name" will be the name you use to log on to the forums. They can be different if you want (usually for security reasons), but make sure that your Display Name is what you actually want other members to see.
Name changes will only be given for spelling errors or to match with your HPFF account (or an account on another substantial graphics site). Other circumstances for name changes are entirely up to the admins' discretion.
2. Make sure that your username and e-mail address are clear and not "gibberish". Spambots use randomized names that often don't make sense, so we validate only those names that sound "normal". No names containing swear words will be accepted.
3. If you have a sibling, relative, or friend who has logged onto TDA from the same computer, then it is possible that the admins will not accept your account. We do not allow "double accounts" due to cheating and abuse of our rules. Please check that this is not the reason your account has not been accepted - this includes ensuring that you do not already have an account here.If this happens, please have that other member PM the active admins to let us know that you are trying to register.
4. If you have not yet received the account validation e-mail, then check the spam/junk mail areas of your e-mail account because more than likely it would have been sent there.
If you are having any difficulty at all with registration, then make a topic in this forum requesting help. However, we will not override the system so that you can use the e-mail of your choice, nor will we override the system to manually create your account. IP address and e-mail account issues are your responsibility.