First, check your username and / or password. If they are correct, there are two possibilities. If COPPA management is active and you have indicated that you are under 13 when you register, then you will need to follow the instructions. Some forums require that any new registrations be activated by yourself or by the administrator before you can log in. This information is specified during registration. If you have received an email, follow the instructions. If you have not received an e-mail, you may have provided an incorrect address or the e-mail has been processed by a spam filter. If you are sure of the email address provided, contact the administrator.