Originally Posted by Kozzie
Why don't you just call them and ask?
I would be hesitant to call up a retailer and ask "hey, there's this forum on the internet with discussions about the products you sell. I don't suppose you have any power to give me special permissions on that website, do you? Much less have even heard of the forum?"
I've read enough threads to know that TA staff are active on these boards (even bought some gear off one in the classifieds), but OP might not know that.