@Gargron Back in the day, BBSs asked you to send a message to the SysOp/admin. Usually you would put a reason why you want to join the BBS. Not unlike FB groups where they might ask you a question or 2 to confirm you are at least paying attention to what you're signing up for and/or you are not a bot.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.