I’ve been fighting a losing battle against spambots, and I’m sorry, but all the automated solutions have been circumvented and I simply don’t have the time to clean things up manually given that the spam has started arriving wholesale instead of the trickle that it had been. I had wanted to leave the forum up because of the valuable information that it contains, but until I find a way to prevent either registration or the adding of new posts, I’m afraid that’s just not going to be possible.
The website itself will remain and will be added to from time to time. If I can find a way to make the info on the old forum available again I’ll do that, but I wouldn’t recommend any breath-holding on that account.
It was a fun ride while it lasted! Good luck to all of you who participated and contributed to making this a very special place.