^ I just PM'ed OldManTod
, one of the Coordinators there, and linked to your posts here.
I'm pretty sure that Forum activation is completely independent
of the Site Sponsor and/or Patron Member support system; most of us become active on the Forum first, while either simultaneously awaiting Site Sponsor/Patron Member status or seeking such after we've gotten a feel for the place and feel like a part of the community.
Did you register your username on the Forums?