To all members who tried joining from mid-December to the end of December
First off, welcome to the forums! It's a great place most of the time (except when the Huggables invade. I'm still scarred from the last time they tried hugging) and I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here.
Now I usually don't do this sort of thing, but I had to address something important. Many of you probably have been waiting a long while for one of the Admins to accept your request to join, but it took us a while. The only true Admins on this site are employees of SkyVu (Entertainment) who make the Battle Bears games and more, but there are a few Assistant Administrators as-well. I, Caststarman am one of them. We are just normal members who were recognized and asked to volunteer for a moderation team. SkyVu is extremely busy so they rely on us at times to keep the peace.
One of my jobs as an Assistant Admin, however, is to check up on the applications for new members and then perform a small check. My first check is to see if they have anything written stating why they wanted to join, if not, I decline them. The reason for this is that many trolls and bots (non-real account holders that are specifically made to advertise a product or to mess up as much as they can) try to join daily and dedication is the biggest part of our forums. You come here for the Battle Bears discussion, but you also stay here for the community. The second check I make is on the actual reason for joining. I read each and every one of them and do not appreciate the regular promotion of products such as toilet paper, nor do I want to see why doctors hate this middl-you get the point. My third and final check is on the username itself. I'll let you use your imagination on this one, but trust me, you'll be glad why I have denied some accounts. If they really wanted to join, they could easily make a new application for joining.
Now I haven't been doing my job very well off-late. I just came back from a week-long vacation a few days ago where I had no Internet access. I could have paid 50 cents a minute for Internet, but I instead wasted that money on really expensive food that would be half the price anywhere else. Before that though, I had my finals and barely visited these forums at all during the week leading up to it. I'm really sorry for anyone thinking that they weren't accepted. It was my fault and I probably should have given a little more heads-up.
But anyway, hopefully your Holidays are going just as great as mine and I'll bet that you guys and gals and Walmarts will have a great time here.