Some services do require us to personalise the website in some way, so you do need to register to leave comments, participate in the forum discussions and subscribe to e-mail services.
The validation process allows us to establish that the e-mail address is genuine, and that you didn't make a mistake when entering it. It is essential that we have your correct e-mail address in case we need to contact you.
Please visit the account activation page if your verification e-mail has not arrived. Please keep in mind that it could take several minutes for it to make its way to your mailbox. Also consider the possibility that it landed in your junk folder or that you've signed up using the wrong e-mail address, in that case you'll need to sign up again.
Some services require you to have a username. This will appear on your profile page, and next to any comments you leave on the site. It is how other users will identify you. We will never display your e-mail address nor your real name information.