User account

Welcome! If you have been directed here to register for an account, or you think I'll know who you are, please sign up. You will receive an email confirming your email address, and giving you a password, but you will not have any access to the site until I approve your account. This is simple (ego-centric) paranoia on my part: I've seen too many sites overrun with bot-registered accounts, and I just don't want to be bothered. Apologies if you find this inconvenient. ;)
Account information
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A valid e-mail address. All e-mails from the system will be sent to this address. The e-mail address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive certain news or notifications by e-mail.
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