Over the last couple months, Xixax has been positively slammed by attempted spambot registrations. There are ways to weed through these and find out who among them is a real person and who's a bot, but it's time-consuming, and the volume of registrations that's been coming in have made it prohibitive.
If you are an actual person who would like to register, or have tried to register and never got approved, please email me: polkablues (at) gmail.com. Make the subject line "Xixax registration", or something to that effect, and please include in the message the username under which you tried to register. I will then go in, find your pending registration, and approve you.
Hopefully this method will allow us to still ignore the spambots while actually letting our little community get some fresh blood injected into it. Thanks!