As of a few days ago, we have begun to implement a new permissions structure that should help us with productivity as we continue to build microbe stages. The majority of the forums are now closed to new members, and only accessible to members who fall into the "developers" group. Previously, this group was accessible by obtaining a post count of 20, but now this has changed.
Admission to the "developers" group will now be based on an application process, the details of which are currently under scrutiny. The "introductions" subforum will be a space to provide your application. Those who present applications that our mods and admins find to be interesting will be communicated with and added tom the developers group to work on the game. Admissions will be reviewed periodically, most likely on a weekly basis.
Anyone currently in the "developers" group who does not contribute towards the game will be moved back out of the group, but all are welcome to reapply to gain developer privileges again.
Remember our goals: simplicity, science, and playability. Keep them in mind always.[OE]