Because of some issues with spammers creating accounts just to post links to sites, I made a change in the forums that create a visual check before you can sign up for an account, and then require me to approve your account before you can post. I don’t think it’ll be too much of a problem, I’ll keep an eye out for new sign ups on an almost daily basis so no one has to wait too long.
Of course, the day I institute this two people sign up for accounts. After no activity other than spam on the forums for weeks, these two new folks had to wait for my approval to post. Luckily, they both did come back and post messages shortly after I approved their accounts. Hopefully they’ll stick around and use the forums to find a voice, and hopefully requiring approval doesn’t dissuade anyone from signing up and posting.