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I’ve gone back through all of the records of registrations since we relaunched on 5 September 2012. The new registrations since then break down into:

* 1078 legitimate, active user accounts

* About 400 spam accounts (all now blocked)

* About 150 accounts of legitimate users who began registering, but didn’t click on the activate link in the automated email they received (I’ve now deleted these and contacted the users inviting them to register again)


So that’s a total of around 1600 registrations, of which about 65% are legitimate and active, 25% are spam, 10% are legitimate but don’t activate their account. We’ll soon be updating the site security to cut down on the number of successful spam registrations. In the meantime, we’re monitoring this every working day.

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