5 Day Wait 2007-04-30 08:19:46 Why is there a 5 day delay on sign-ups? There is something inherently wrong with a forum system that forces you to wait 5 days if you sign up with an email address from a free service. Apparently these free services include email (and corporate) giants such as AOL and Google Mail. Is it really necessary to make a person pass an image verification test (to test if they're human) as well as an email verification (to test if their email is real), only to make them wait 5 days to post something ( to...annoy them?)? What if they have something important to add to this community? Short of that, I'm sure a fair amount of people will create an account trying to ask a simple question, and completely forget about it before the 5 days are up. Oh, and I wasn't one of the few people who had to wait 5 days if your wondering. I'm now posting only 10 minutes after signing up. Of course, I had to create two accounts to do it, which I'm sure the moderators here love. And I had to sign up with my "paid" for email service I like to call http://10minutemail.com/.