So, it seems this forum has become one of the more 'friendly' forums available to knife makers. Behind the scenes I deal with a lot of admin, making sure spammy posts don't make it to the board. I also decline about 20-30 bot accounts each day.
I really don't mind doing this as it adds value to a lot of people (including myself) but it isn't really sustainable. As well as my time, there are associated costs along with this forum such as a software licence fee, monthly hosting etc...
Therefore, from this point on - only subscribers will be able to start a new discussion or be able to view member profiles.
Please don't break my balls... I'm just trying to feed my family.