Since I get approximately 30 registration attempts by spammers every day, if you attempt to register and do not receive confirmation within 2 days, then please email me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will manually activate your account immediately.
Sometimes legitimate requests are buried under the spam. Try to use a meaningful account name that doesnt look like it was autogenerated and you've more chance of being recognised quickly!
I'm also researching how easy it will be to block posting by any IP in China or Russia, since 90% of the spam comes form there.