I tried registering in the Pastelland forum, but I never got an activation e-mail. I have quintuple checked my e-mail address, it is correct. I've had the e-mail resent a dozen times. It's not in my spam box.
Everything in the FAQ etc. says to contact an administrator. Fine. But there is literally no way to do that. You can't view profiles without logging in. You can't even see the 'Team' page without logging in. I am having trouble deducing who the administrators even are, nevertheless scour the internet for an e-mail, so there is no way to contact the administrator.
If you're reading this and you have a pastelland account, please, contact the admins of the Pastelland forum (such as Vortex) with a copypasta of this post. Thanks for your help!
For the admins:
Clearly a system like this is extremely frustrating to newcomers and needs to change! In addition to fixing any problems with the registration system, the most elegant solutions are: A) open permissions to the "Team" page, B) add a contact page to the site with a site-internal, accountless message system that sends to an inbox viewable by anyone with administration powers, or C) add a contact page to the site with some e-mail address which is frequently checked by one or more administrators.
Of the solutions, I think B) is probably best, A) is probably the most straightforward (although I can see why it would be undesirable to publicize an e-mail address), and C) is the easy solution that avoids the problems of A).