Hi Robert We appreciate that you want to join WikiTree and hope that you will enjoy the experience.
Edited to ask, did you communicate with any one during that time until now?? They since added a process of adding tags.
Here's how to do the Tags:
You may want to add some tags on your page indicating a family name for one tag and a specific location like a country, state etc you are interested in, for another tag and then add other surnames or locations as tags as desired. That way you will be connected to others with the same interest.
Click on http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following to add or remove tags. Be sure to add comments explaining why you're following the tags. Those appear on your profile too.
Hope that helps!