The never ending battle with spammers

Once again, we've been forced to tighten the rule for accessing the site, due to the fact that there are people in this world who will abuse any goodwill they find in order to further their own selfish ends.
We of course find this extremely frustrating, especially as an open project that has the aim to involve, interact and innovate. However due to this, we have been forced to add a rule to the site that restricts user email addresses from gmail accounts. This should not affect most genuine users, but if you have problems, please raise a ticket and we will add your account manually.
As part of the clean up, we have removed many seemingly fake accounts. If you find that your account is no longer there, please contact us.
Once again sorry for any inconvenience.