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Come on Guys you want new members then atleast make it easy for them to get on the forum.
Remember not all newcomers are young, like most Radio Hams they are getting older and forgetful and may not possess the knowlege of internet to get things right first time.
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It's a compromise between making it easy for new members, and the very thin band of BATC volunteers spending all their time taking down spammers.
The answers to both the current questions are correct on the BATC Website.