Folks I have changed the procedure - for registering at the WMS Forum.
Too many lovely folks were getting swallowed up in a sea of spam applications and so, for new folks who are considering joining the forum - please go ahead and register and then pop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what your registration name and email address is. Hopefully by doing this, we will be able to find the 'real people' much faster and do away with the delays on getting into the forum for genuine folks.
See the Forum post here for more info.
If you are already on the forum you don't need to do anything, this is purely a process for folks wishing to join from now on.