A physicsforums user (not me) says:
I know this might not be appropriate, but I see that the independent research forum is shut down, and from searches here I found a link to the BAUT forum. Is there anyone here who is registered over there? The registration setup isn't emailing out confirmation emails and there is no reply from the contact link (I sent something yesterday about it and tried several times to register).
I am just looking for someone that can inquire into whether they know the process isn't working.