WHAAAAAAAAT? Many many years ago when we hijacked Iwaku from proboards and wrote up a list of community goals, one of the big things is that we wanted the site to be large enough where we had a huge variety of players and GMs so we always had cool stuff going on, but not so many people that things were out of control and that quality of community suffered. Based on super-intelligent calculations we estimated our max capacity for an ideal community size would be around 1000 daily active members and at that point we were supposed to lock registration. At some point we got so excited we FORGOT to keep an eye on that size! We're currently at 2500+ active members! Which is pretty damn awesome! Buuuuut, it's been VERY clear that this number is higher than our abilities to comfortably manage and to maintain the qualities we like for Iwaku. We never wanted to be the biggest and most popular roleplay site, we just want to be a GOOD roleplay site! As of January 15th we will be closing Open Registration. Any future registrations will only be possible by giving a friend an invite code. You can already test out your invite link via the "People you Invited" link in your User Control Panel. In the future we might use a different kind of invite system or rules, but for now this should do the trick. :D Crazy things you should NOT do? Don't try to register backup accounts if you're one of those weirdos that is constantly self-deleting because you like erasing/escaping account history. >:[ That gets on our nerves. And don't try to register backup accounts and pretend to be different people. That is against the rules and we ban people when we catch them! With registrations locked down as a first step, we hope during the rest of this year we'll be able to get Iwaku back in the order that we like. <3 Fix some bad decisions we made, get inspired for the future, and evolve in to a happier Iwaku. A big THANK YOU to all of our loyal members that put in the time and effort to help Iwaku through it's many evolutions!