21 December 2015 - 14:25
Dear forum users, as you are probably aware there has been a lot of spam on the forum in recent weeks. This is due to the fact that we are changing hosting provider. There have been some delays in the process (not the fault of the new hosting company!), which has left us vulnerable to spam. We were hoping to complete the transfer before Christmas but it now looks like his might not be possible.
Because of this we have decided that, in the short term, any new user will have to be approved. This means we will be able to allow new members in to contribute, while keeping the forum free of spam. New users should be approved within 24 hours of applying to join.
Once the new providers have taken over, we will not need to pre-approve any longer.
If you are a new user please do provide some basic information about yourself in the spaces provided so we know you are a real person, otherwise you might not be unblocked.