What happens when I first ask to join a community?
When you first ask to join a community, your membership will be "pending" in the community until an admin approves your request. You may able to browse for items, comment and post items for sale. Your comments and posts will become visible once you get approved (and your items will be bumped to the top of the feed)
You may notice the other member names are not fully displayed. This is because you haven't been accepted as a member of the community yet, so we truncate member names for privacy. Once you have been approved, you'll be able to view full member names.
Although most admins approve members within 48 hours, sometimes that can take a bit longer in some busier communities, over the weekend, or during a holiday. If you've been pending for more than a few days you can get in touch with your community's admin.
On the iOS and Android/Kindle apps
While pending you'll see an icon at the top of the page letting you know.
On the web
While pending you'll see a banner at the top of the page letting you know.