@rwbeardjrrwbeardjr, hi and welcome, hope you have fun.
@Arjan, I wonder if it was because with the forum breaking recently everyone was restricted from posting? either way things seem okay now.
@cooltirk, the problem is that only admin level forum accounts can change member status, there is no capacity to let ordinary moderator level accounts do this at the moment.
When this system was introduced Richard and Sander said they'd look at fixing that and adding the permission for mod accounts, but that hasn't happened as yet so we might have to have another think about things.
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)