I have recently altered the format of the Phrontistery. No longer will we require an application with a membership request. However, in order to become a member we will still require a request. This will help in managing the community. I hope that this will not cause any inconvenience or deter anyone from joining. I check to see if there are members pending frequently, so it should not be long before I view the request.
Upon receiving a request, I will visit the journal of the pending member, and then make a decision as to whether or not the pending member may join. In all probability, if one requests entry, I will allow them to enter. There is very little that I can think of that could be considered grounds for exclusion.