All accounts that have been asked for to be confirmed since my last post have been confirmed (posters and their friends).
Chunder: I sent you an email with the passwort reset link. If you didn't get it and it isn't in the SPAM folder, post here again!
SilkySandman: We had spammers in the forum 5 month ago and since then some options have been tightened to prevent similar abuse. For example, the first post of an account needs to be approved by a moderator (like me). I assume that a limit to create multiple accoounts from the same IP address (which it looks like from the outside when people use the same WiFi) that are not yet approved was part of that. But now that your account is approved, I also think your friend should be able to create their forum account.