>For months now I have tried registering to use this forum and all IPs >from my ISP are blocked by these secondary services. Wow, that's a little strange. I don't use it myself, but from the content of your posts lately on the mailing list here, you would fit right in over there. there is contact info here, but I can't swear by it. http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7928&sid=735ec095c05628276e78c3f9bdd42588 good luck!