I want to be a member.
Recommend as follows:
1. Go to the Using English home page and register.
(UsingEnglish.com - Learning English (ESL) Online).
2. Having registered, go to the Forum FAQ under Forum help on the left of your screen.
3. Search the FAQ for "member"
4. The last FAQ advises how many posts you have to do to "graduate" through the membership hierarchy.
Hope this helps.