Originally Posted by Hyncharas
There is also a peculiar thing on my profile where it says I've been active since 31st December 1969... I just joined and wasn't even born back then!
I've seen that bug in a lot of websites, particularly forums. As for the original problem, that seems common for a lot of companies. Register first, then SURPRISE! You're gunna have to pay, too. Although if that contradicts with their TOS, something is definitely going to have to be done about that.