I get about five or ten email requests a day from people wanting to know why they can't register here at RedState. I can't possibly answer them all, or even most. I hope that this explanation will suffice.
Over the last two months, RedState has been the victim of a basically relentless series of spam attacks. The spammers post dozens (or hundreds) of diaries that contain links to illegally pirated streaming material. Obviously, we cannot allow these to stand and we do not have the ability to chase down and delete all the dozens and hundreds of new accounts that are created.
The only way we have been able to resolve the issue has been to shut down new registrations entirely. We have tried a number of security fixes, but none have worked. We are continuing to research the problem and hope to have a resolution soon but at this time have no ETA on a permanent fix. We apologize for any frustration this may cause to our new readers who want to contribute - we wish you could contribute, too!
We'll let you know when the issue is fixed.