We have recently seen an escalation in attacks against our forum service, causing users who monitor one or more forums on our site to receive an onslaught of spam. We apologize for this misuse of our facilities. In our attempts to keep Open Channel available for all legitimate users, we have had to make some policy changes to prevent inappropriate use of our resources. We remain committed to keeping our forums and other resources available while limiting (and hopefully eliminating) abuse.
If you find that you cannot log into your account, it is possible that it has been disabled due to patterns of activity that match the threats we are combatting. If you are having difficulty re-activating your account or resetting your password, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.