I did some more research. The repeater that I requested registration with required me to download a form, fill it out, mail it in with a 75.00 membership fee. I never did this which means that the request was never initiated. I also emailed them to discuss with no answer (probably because i'm not a member?) I looked at several other local repeaters and found one that appears to be very registration friendly. I successfully submitted a request and it said I would be emailed back soon. So I wait.