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    First of all, I am seriously sorry about all this pain in the butt. We have recently been blasted with spam on this forum and had to take drastic measures.

    We weighed all our options and took what we felt was the best option. We just couldn’t keep up with all the spam accounts and the comments they would leave. So we did what we had to do. We revoke all commenting rights from all accounts. Since we have had no real comments, we felt this was best.

    If you wish to participate in our forums, we welcome you. However we ask that you take a simple step to gain ability to comment. Up in the menu of our site is a “Contact Us” link. Please send us a message with your user name and the phrase “Let Me Comment” in the subject line.

    I hope that you understand and are patient with us. We will experiment with restoring default commenting options in the future, but that may only be for new accounts as there is still not a good way to weed out current bad accounts from current good accounts if no one contacts us.

    Please see update below.

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    As part of trying to improve our site, we have taken some measures to limit spam on both the main blog and the forums. As part of this, we installed a new spam filter that is javascript and cookie based. If you have turned off either of these, you may have problems registering and commenting. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we just recently deleted over 5,000 spam user accounts.

    On that note, we could not find a clear way to determine between spam registrations and legit ones. So our basis for deletion was if the user account was a mere subscriber and if they never posted a non-spam comment or forum post. If this means your account was deleted, we are sorry. Feel free to register again and keep in mind the above requirements.

    Our hope is that you will have a spam free experience and we will have a better and easier time at managing our community here.

    Thank you for your patience and your support.

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