I have been under siege by vile spammers who deserve to roast in the deep cinders of hell, as Dr. Maturin would put it.
As a result, I switched off registration for the blog in the hope of thwarting the reprehensible plots of these nefarious ne’erdowells.
I will, however, switch registration on now for a while.
If you have been trying to register, register. I will turn it off again later on.
UPDATE 1 Feb 15:21 GMT:
I have switched it off again for a while.