Your first message on this thread started (and completed) your verification.
The default banner is the “not started” one… most people see the message at signup and send me a PM, skipping all other steps.
Once a month I run a script to compare users on here and on webCoRE… matching names are flagged as “ST Username awaiting verification”. Non matching names are verified as “Non-ST”.
I then send a PM reminder to all the “Awaiting verification” users.
Two weeks later I send a second reminder PM.
Two weeks later I send an email.
One month later I delete the user.