I signed my account up and got the approved email giving me my account handle and the default pass but the pass doesn't work. I tried the lost pass link but it says my account wasn't activated. Not sure what I should do here.
Are you sure you received an acceptance email? Usually you get a confirmation email that tells you that your account request was received. Once it has been processed, you should get another email with your initial password.
If the Lost Password feature states that your account is still pending, then that's the case and you'll have to wait until someone has time to process it.
Sorry, must have read over that. Your account hasn't been approved yet, if you received an email stating that your account has been approved, could you forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can investigate the matter?