Thank you Arcadian for investigating, and for the clarification
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Yes, when I've been PM'd for activations I've responded quickly but as RichTW said, as mod's we lacked any power to enable accounts. So there was little I could do. I don't have the same amount of time to monitor these forums as I used to do, I read but rarely find time to contribute. So others are better placed than I to now do moderation. Five years ago it was different and I had plenty of time to be very active in this hobby and forum then RL throws you curve balls. So as Arcadian said, changes are afoot.
Seems like a good point to say a big thank you to all admins, moderators, sysadmins etc. (past, present, and future) who enable something we use & enjoy for free.