The site was hit by a group of nefarious spammers in December of last year, who apparently registered and began posting long lists of links to sites where they sell their wares (which I shall not mention since they would just attract the wrong kind of attention by search engines). In light of this development, I have decided to require approval of registrations. This means you won't get instant access to the site on signing up and acquiring your login information. Each new member will have to be approved manually. I apologize for the inconvenience, but this is the way it has to be with the comment, registration form and contact form spammers operating today.