Submitted my application for membership 2 months ago, uploaded a dozen various pics and selected my 'category' (digital artist, even though I am also a photographer, but I had to select only one). After FIVE days and two more posts asking whats up, I was answered in absolutely CRYPTIC terms by moderator Fergy, who suggested I FIGURE OUT what I DID WRONG and change it. VERY helpful advise, that! Uploaded all new pics that focused on art more than photography and resubmiited. Still nothing for five days. I asked several more questions through their post system (which is very much like putting a letter in a bottle and throwing it into the sea) before getting a reply from another moderator who suggested I make sure that all the pics were actually MINE (THEY WERE!) and to focus more on digital artwork.
I pulled all my photos and re-uploaded 15 new pics strictly of my own photoshopped creations. AGAIN, no replies EVER from moderators to my changes. After several days I got a post from the first moderator again saying my app was being reviewed by the mighty panel of judges that reviewd all such things. A WEEK later I posted a question about whether I would ever hear a decision and was told a few days later on the message post page that the decision to deny me (AGAIN) had been made days earlier. Nobody told ME about that until I asked the actual question. My profile page showed no signs of being updated in any way with any new status information. Also I was warned very sternly that if I tried to resubmit my application it would be the THIRD time I had done so, and if the appliaction was still denied I would be banned from the site forever and never allowed to resubmit again.
Now they have erased all my login information and the sight does not even show that I have ever registered there. STILL I HAVE NO CLEAR ANSWER EVER ON WHY I WAS DENIED!
In one of the moderator posts the implication was made that perhaps the work was not mine, but they ALL ARE MINE and I have the raw photos as well as the photoshopped layer files to prove my work, but I cannot get any reply from the site at all. THEY should have to prove that the work is not mine, I shouldnt have to prove to them that it is! WHAT is WRONG with this site? Doesnt anybody actually RUN it, or do the members just invite their friends, or WHAT??? I have never seen a community site, which is all about getting more members with like interests in one place, so IMPOSSIBLE to join in. WTF???