I apologize for not doing anything with this community for so long. Life has been in the way, but things have now settled down to a more manageable pace, so I'll be getting back to my responsibility here.
I'm planning to re-vamp the format and the membership "requirements" now that the series has finished entirely.
These changes will be coming into effect very soon: I'll be working on them this coming Friday evening, Pacific Standard Time, and should be completed by Saturday evening.
If you've applied for membership recently (in the last few weeks) and have not yet been approved, you will need to re-apply after the re-organization.
Thanks so much for your patience!