I was checking on the status of the site and I happened across many links to sites that were not just spam, but had disturbing content. In addition, these links were showing up connected with the site on search engines.
Therefore, I am de-activating the independent registration option until I have someone or the time to monitor it. If you would like to join the community, just email me with the username you would like. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, for your understanding.