To join InsaneJournal, you need an account creation code. There are two ways to get one:
If you're totally new to the site and just want to sign-up without paying, we understand your frustration. However, many people who find us sign up because a friend referred them.
Please understand our position, too: InsaneJournal is a community-run website... we discuss all business and development discussions in public. Everybody pitches in. Artists make art, writers write documentation, etc.
As we've grown, we've encountered a number of problems which this account code scheme addresses: