This weekend, we upgraded the Worm Community Forums (http://forums.wormbase.org). This upgrade includes a cleaner, simpler look-and-feel, and for us, vastly better spam protection.
New users — provided they have the smallest level of C. elegans knowledge — can register automatically without having to wait for administrator approval.
We know some things are broken. For example, some avatars may have been lost in the transition. Please let us know if you experience any odd behaviors.