As the forums activity has slowed down substantially over the past years, we've had relatively few new user registrations. Some registrations have been spam bots, however, so as long as we don't have any legitimate new user registrations, I'm going to close the registration feature for a while so that I don't have to keep clearing out spammer accounts.
If anyone would like to register, contact me here:
The CAPTCHA on the registration page was meant to prevent this issue but I think there are places around the world where people are paid to register to random Internet forums in order to post spam and circumvent measures that would keep out automated systems. I'm not sure that's what's been happening here as AI and OCR have improved dramatically in recent years.
Again, if anyone comes along who would like to register (and isn't a spammer), just e-mail me at the link given above.
The forums are still usable for all currently registered members and shall remain that way.
EDIT: Oh, also:
Happy New Year!