There appears to be a way to register via email only, but you need to play around with the signup page markup in your browser (using 'Inspect Element'
or similar feature in your browser). I was then able to sign up with just an email, but needed to then change my user name (as you can see)
I had the exact same issues when trying to join. I kept trying to through the join link but nothing worked so I resorted to using an existing
account...which was a little uncomfortable to say the least.
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