I've incorporated a new CAPTCHA verification system for new users here - for the last year or so, I've been doing manual verification by email of anyone who wanted to join the forum. This sometimes took a day or two, which I know is extremely annoying when you want to post a message - but it was entirely necessary due to the thousands of idiot spammers who really truly think you need a **** enlarger, thanks. I was getting about 10 to 1 spammer registrations to real person registration. I hated this sytem, and so did everyone else.
In any case, I've had the new CAPTCHA verification system online now for a couple of weeks. (CAPTCHA is the thing where you have to type the squiggly letters in, to make sure you're a real person, and not an automated spam-bot). No spammers have gotten through since then, and we've had a couple new registrations, so it looks like it is working well.
If anyone has questions or problems, please let me know!