I think I turned on manual approval just in time. there've been about a dozen spammer/botnet sign-ups in the last couple of days. most are easy to determine just based on where the sign-up came from -- e.g., Eastern Europe.
when I'm not confident, I will be letting new sign-ups sit in purgatory. if you think you've been improperly ignored for approval, send me an email showing me that you are a human and have interest in WHRRI.
Andrew Surratt, Resident Troll