Self-serve registration form is now open to the public. At a minimum, an e-mail and a user name is required to sign-up. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the address provided to complete the step. Visitors who want to sign up using known bad e-mail domains may not register.
Only active subscribers will have full access to published content. Although content here are painstakingly redacted for privacy, still, web scrappers are still a cause for concern. Nonetheless, networking organically and connecting with real people — not bots — is the way to go.
Two and a half days worth of work, starting from scratch with all the added bells and whistles, is time well spent.