This is what i can conclude then...
Forum members who are flagged as "Old School" (which is no relation to dimmy/non-dimmy status), can only view the non-dimmy forum by default, but they are considered Dimmy (because there is no inbetween status) until such time as they are magically converted to non-dimmy by Blitzen, who is allegedly never on (i'm not sure I believe that she is always absent).
Why would default status dimmies be able to view the non-dimmy forum?
Why would dimmies need to apply to be in the dimmy user group if it's a default status?
The above conclusion is based on the assumption that One-Eye is correct about new forum members with "Old School" status also being considered Dimmy by default.
Please keep in mind, none of the above actually concerns me, I just thought it might be fun to bring up in the interest of trolling for drama.