1. You should first register an account with Yuku. The Administrators at the UMGF are not involved in this process, it is strictly a Yuku matter. Do not choose a username which is offensive, even mildly so, or which has political or religious significance, overtones, or implications. Using such a name will result in the denial of your application. In addition, usernames which are too similar to active, suspended or banned members of the UMGF will not be accepted. You will be notified if this is the case and asked to submit your application under another username. The specifics of the conflicting username will not be included in the notice and will remain confidential.
2. Once your Yuku name and password have been approved, then you should log on to Yuku and go to the UMGF. At this point you will be in "lurker" status. Then go to our Test section and try to post a reply to any thread. You will not be able to, but the attempt will trigger an application for membership to the Administrators.
3. Once the Administrators approve the application, you will be sent a PM notifying you of this. Once this happens, you're good to go! We try to approve applications on a weekly basis, but occasionally there's a backlog and it takes a little longer.
MBA is a bit of a pain, but it has reduced spam on the UMGF by about 99%.