New to Live Journal? Here is how you join npd_family, paying special attention to the order:
FIRST, make sure your email address is "validated" with Live Journal!
(or else we can't approve of the request! and can't message you to explain if we "disapprove" of the membership)
That means that LJ sends you an email with a link in it. They want you to click on the link "proving" you are "a human". If not? LJ will not allow us to approve of the subscription, and it also means we cannot even message you to tell you why you are still waiting! : ) How do you validate your email? After logging into Live Journal, go to "Profile, Settings, Email". There you will see an area called "unvalidated". Click on it and follow the prompts.
Before being accepted into the LJ npd_family community, you either have to have your *Live Journal profile filled out* and have at least one *public journal entry*, or you have to e-mail competewithno1 or moggymania and tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to join the community. THEN click on the "join" button. Do it the other way around and we can't approve of the subscription. (If you get a message denying the subscription? This is probably why. In which case, do the above and try again.)