hey there. from what you say, it sounds like after all you had to come to us even though you would have preferred other sites.
No actually I couldn't get on them sites, they were down, inactive, or I couldn't accept the email no matter how many times I got it sent to me
This is the first ever GIMP website ive been able to get the chance to get on, because a validation letter was actually sent to my email address
So far, I like this forum, many helpful threads I can see and help me get better at making signatures.