i believe (but am not sure, i couldn't find the original post) that it was purehate who mentioned to another poster that had this request that they should have a post count of at least 100 (solid, helpful posts, i suspect?) before he would consider granting the request?
you should probably start by becoming a regular on the forums and proving to the mods that you are here to stay... then ask them again.
keep in mind, however, that I am NOT a mod and could very well be completely wrong in every way. try talking to purehate and see what he says...