My suggestion is for a new color and user group for users needing email verification, I was blocked from posting because ( I really don't know but assuming ) my old email got closed and emails were being bounced back to site, or inactivity ( I hadn't logged in 3/4 of a year ). Anyway regardless the reason it was a pita, created another account filed a ban apeal, got bored waiting, started reading closed appeals and figured it out. Well any STRONG clue as to what needs to be done to resolve the issue would help, forced redirect like the password update would work even better probably, but that just popped in while typing :bash: . Reading the closed appeals it seems a fairly common issue. EDIT: the color usergroup is already different, non activated users appear black without bold, while activated users appear bold black, their is now description/title for that usergroup at the bottom of the front page though.