Maybe PM the moderator. IIRC it only took me a day or two to get approved. I think the trick is saying more than "Hi my name is ___." This was what I said:
"Hello, my name is Paul and I am from the U.S. On Airsoft Retreat I go by the name Hippo_Gangster. I only own couple guns, all of which are gas, Becasue I hate the sound of AEGS and I don't want to have to deal with all the complicated wiring and stuff like that. My first gun ever was an HFC G17 GBB, which was closely followed by a KSC G18C. I then acquired a Well G55 MP5K, and I then got my first GBBR, an GHK AKS74U (old version). I don't know that much about some of my gas guns, but I hope spending some time on these forums will change that."