In case anyone is wondering, the Formiculture.com server is currently unable to send emails to anyone with a Microsoft, Apple, or Google owned domains. This has been this way for a couple months now, and will be until I finish building the new server. Because of this, many validation emails never go out, and therefor accounts cannot be validated automatically. I go through and validate the accounts myself usually, but sometimes it might be days before I get to it.
Until the new server is finished, to get validated automatically, you might want to try using a different email address just for validation, then once the new server is finished, you can change it to whatever you want. Another way to be validated faster is to just go in the chat room and request it.
Sorry about the inconvenience. It's taking me much longer than expected to finish this project. Once the new server is finished, the forum should be a little faster.