There is now no need to go through a separate process to upgrade your Forum account to full member status.
You must first register as an ordinary Forum member, it is best to do this before you join or renew on-line as upgrade is then automatic, but if you do not then follow the instructions below.
The next time you visit the Members Main page you will be automatically upgraded to member status when you log in using your email address and the Members Code that is in your Joining or Renewal message. Do not confuse this with the Forum Registration Code, which is only for the intial registration process. Provided your email address matches that in the forum you will be automatically upgraded.
In the event this automatic upgrade can not take place for any reason you will still not be able to access the Members Page, please contact the Webmaster via the Contacts page to resolve this.