Ok, I'm now finally into the course area.
Unfortunately, rather than email me and apologise for the problem, Sitepoint emailed me with:
We're excited that you've signed up for our PHP Live course
that kicked off today. However, we noticed that you haven't
completed your registration yet.
The first lesson is live right now, and your classmates are
discussing it in the private forum as you read this, so don't
waste any more time.
Which makes me even more annoyed as they're highlighting that I'm now behind and missing out! And blaming it on me!!!
And then the response on the forums:
Support responses would have been limited as it was a public holiday yesterday here in Australia!
Well even if it was a public holiday here, but I had 3000 paying customers starting on a brand new project that day, I'd make sure we'd keep a pretty damn good eye on the support queue, even if I have to do it myself! Especially when it seems to be a system that Sitepoint haven't really got working properly yet.
All a bit disappointing. Sitepoint are supposed to be the experts!