|There are lots of reasons why somebody might want to be let into Barbelith. Unfortunately, due to some problems with trolls, Tom has had to limit access. |
If you don't know anybody in good standing on Barbelith, then you might have to accept that it will be quite hard to get on board. That's a pity, but until we have a viable mechanism built into the technology of dealing with determined trolling, it's an unfortunate necessity.
The fact that Andrew has found nothing more fulfilling in his life than to continue to seek ways to get the attention of a group of people who think he's a joke is very sad for him, but it's not really our problem. Like any troll, if he has enough time and energy to waste he will probably get over the wall eventually. That's not really a big deal. If one of us wants to help him get his book published, his nob touched, or Grant Morrison to return one of his letters (as in, write a reply rather than just send the letter back unopened with "not interested at this address" written on it), and thus give him something else to do with his life, that would be very noble and charitable, but as a board Barbelith already knows what to do. Ignore, delete, ban, alert the relevant authorities where necessary, keep the evidence on file.
So, if somebody you don't know asks for your Barbelith password, don't give it out. Not because the request may come from Andrew, but because, if you gave your email address to a total stranger, you would not be surprised if that stranger then changed your password, used your email for his or her own purposes and read your email for his or her own amusement. Likewise, if a total stranger asks you to "get them into Barbelith", expain that you can't, and that they should email Tom and talk to him.
Also, you may want to amend your profile to include a working email address, (which you can then keep private) - otherwise if you forget your password it will be impossible to get it back, and it might thus prove quite hard to get back into your suit...