Now reinstated ... but we have had to remove the unregistered "guest" facility. This has allowed spam bots and other undesirables through, with the volume so great that we can't keep up with it. Add a warmist troll spamming all the threads and it is last straw time.
Registered members will now have normal access - the rest will not even be able to read the threads.
Those who wish to register can do so, but you MUST e-mail me with details of your username AFTER you have successfully registered, otherwise the application will be ignored.
Registration is a totally manual system as spammers have dregraded the automated systems to the extent that they are unusable. Thus, I am not going to wade through 200-plus spam applications a day, just to find the genuine applications.