You can sign up to create an account here. You can log in here. (Both of these links are in the “more” menu). Your same account will also work in the My Ballard forum, which is a good alternative to our Facebook group.
If anyone needs a refresher on our comment rules, here they are.
Our apologies, we tried to keep things open.
Update: Forgot to mention, if you want to create a profile image for your account, go to your profile page, scroll to the bottom under the “avatar” section and upload an image.