I'm getting so overwhelmed with forum spammers (recently a flood coming from eastern European addresses -- about 100 to 1 ratio to legitimate users.) that I'm disabling self-registration on the forum.
To register, please just send me an email with your desired username and email address. I'll set up and activate an account for you, with a temporary password, which I'll send back. You can change the password when you get in.
Sorry for the hassle. Blame the worthless scum-sucking !@#$%* spammers of the world for ruining it for everyone else.