Hello @DriedSponge. Have you previously registered before? There is definitely an issue going on whereas somebody abused the system harmfully. That, in turn, jeopardized many regular users consequentially subjected to becoming ‘Blocked’. The administration handles the approvals and fixes.
This is the latest info from our Moderator @PimpinPete:
If for sign ups, they will be down until more information is available, keep an eye on the forums in the near future.
So go to the Forums and wet your Sponge.
Nice to meet you sir,