(If you are unable to use certain aspects of the site, that means your account hasn't been verified yet.)
After creating your account, an email will be sent to the address you included during account creation. Included will be a link to verify your account. If it doesn't show up, check your spam folder. If all else fails, a site admin will verify your account shortly.
If you are not verified yet, please do not open a Helpdesk asking for verification. An admin will verify your account shortly.