I’ve shut off the ability for someone to self-register as a new user on the site. For some reason we’ve been experiencing spam new registrations from porn sites very frequently starting a few days ago. These would come in occasionally in the past and were a minor nuisance to clean up, but now a new one arrives every five minutes or so. I upgraded our spam filter to the latest release hoping that would help, but they just keep coming. I’m tired of getting new registration Emails from users with disgusting names, so I’m at least temporarily shutting the function down. I’ll make a note to reactivate it in a few weeks to see if it’s still an issue.
in the meantime, if you hear of someone who is legitimately trying to join our little club, let me know and we’ll let them in the door.