I'm posting this here because I have no other way of reaching people who do not use a valid email address when registering a username for this forum:
1. If you don't provide an email address that actually works, you will not be able to receive the account activation message.
2. Since you cannot receive this message, your account will not be activated and you won't be able to log in.
Your email address is not used by Our Dogs Online for any other reason than verifying users and for some forum features/notifications, like for example retrieving a forgotten password.
User verification is important to me, since I do not want this forum to be overrun by spammers.