Our forum has been bombarded by an unusually high volume of spambots using a @gmail.com email address. It is time consuming to sort through new registrations to determine which may be legitimate and which are spambots (some register as many as 3-4 times a day) and it is very important to us to try as much as possible to protect forum members from annoying, commercial, and/or possibly obscene posts.
Effective November 1, 2009 registrations using gmail.com will autmatically be blocked. We regret having to make this decision and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. As always, your personal email address is not visible to other members and will remain private.
For the animals shall not be measured by man ~ They are not our brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth ~ Henry Beston