I’ve simplified the Registration process significantly (I really don’t need to know your first and last name just to let you post on my forums), and I won’t bother you with email activation for now, though I do have to ask you to actually enter it for lost password resets, sorry. The email entered in registration will ONLY be used for that, my solemn promise. I hope you’ll all register and make use of the forums!
As for subscriptions, yes, I need to do email activation for that for obvious reasons. And I promise to only do posts that will email subscribers if it’s something I think you really should know (like new versions or hotfixes, etc.). No email blasts of my awesome Ser Henric/Ser Donall fan fiction!