Given that I've had a number of people contact me about email validation for the forum not arriving, after some investigation it would appear that hotmail are completely blocking them from arriving and not even making it to the spam box. If your validation email hasn't arrived (even if not using hotmail) then feel free to use the contact form on the main website to let me know (please include your forum username) and I'll manually validate your account. I've also been looking into ways of integrating an email service that I can use instead to send the emails from which should hopefully resolve this. I plan on implementing it tomorrow (Thursday 21st Jan) and I'll keep you posted. Any problems or issues please don't hesitate to let me know and I'll help out where I can. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.