Ho-kay So. I have a temporary solution. Below the forum listings on the right hand side of the page you will now see a login feature. Unfortunately, this feature doesn't support anonymous postings. I really wanted to have an open forum but alas, big brother (or in this case Big Nautiemermate) is watching.
When you click register it will prompt you to create a username and enter an email address. You will then be emailed a password. I know, I know....ba humbug!
Once you are given a temporary password you can then edit your profile (by clicking on the top of the nautiemermate page) and select a password of your choosing.
For now, please disregard the options to login with Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. This is my goal - that you can login with other forms of social media - this is no where near being ready to go yet.
Sorry for all the confusion, and sorry for the added steps!
Keep me posted - let me know how it goes!