This forum was a long time coming I know, but this new BBS software has mage it possible. I hope it helps bring AKAI users together online.
You need to register using a valid email address and you will be sent a password. Your address will not be used in any way by Synth Zone, but is simply a way to validate users. You can opt not to have it displayed if you prefer. You can also set your Prefs so that your password is stored as a cookie to save typing it in each time you visit the forum.
I think the features of the new BBS software offset the small inconvenience of the registration process.