Due to the recent surge in spam postings, I've changed the registration procedure for joining the forum. New members will now only be able to post once they have been positively approved by the Administrator. I'd been reluctant to move from the previous self-registration, but the spam situation had become unacceptable. We had taken a number of measures, including use of 'Captcha' and other questions that had to answered but the spambots are obviously getting better at circumventing the defences. Howard, as Moderator has been doing a great job in clearing up after the spammers but enough is enough. I'll continue to look at new technological methods to defeat the spambot but for the moment we'll do it this way. Hopefully no one will be seriously inconvenienced.
Please note that having a recognisably human user name and using a reputable ISP is likely to significantly increase your chances of registration.
If anyone reading this has been unsuccessful in getting registered, please contact me at my email address available on the main BPS site.