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I registered very recently for the site and have one post.   When I view that post, the user field is grayed out with a hover iindicator that i"this account has been retired" .

The post is at https://permies.com/t/40/69496/mowing.

I don't see anything unexpected when I view my profile.  I seem to have permissions to reply and post new topics , etc.

Does a human need to verify the account before it shows up normally?  When I registered an email verification did happen without any apparent errors.

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Is it possible your name does not comply with the name requirements?

That's about the only reasons I can think of it would be blocked out.  The system automatically flags non-real sounding names and will probably be sending you a request to change your name soon. 
 
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r ranson, thanks that may be the issue!

Assuming so, it would have been good for the system to notify me immediately, or better yet, reject the user name before creation (assuming it is an automated check).   
But no worries, now to figure out an updated user name.

Thanks again....
 
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Thanks for the suggestion.

There's actually a long list of reasons why it doesn't let you know right away.  Some of them secret, most of them to do with spam control.  One of the reasons is that people don't often feel bad when they get a note telling them they did something wrong.  We want them to get the feel for the place first, then they can decide if they like us enough to change their name.
 
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