My writing partner and I are writing a musical and we're setting up a small, on-line workshop of invited participants (we're calling it the "vOrkshop" for "Virtual Workshop"). I created a website that has a forum where members will be able to post their comments on the show, which we're distributing on CD and paper script via snail mail. The original website had the show's title and a button that said, "Enter the vOrkshop." The button links to the forum which can be entered with a name and password -- guests are not allowed. Because I'm using off-the-shelf forum software, it also offers the option to register. We had been getting a couple of people a day who were not invitees who would try to register. Of course, I simply ignored them, but my writing partner thought it was "creepy" (her word) that strangers would try to do this. To allay her concerns, I added the following language underneath the "Enter the vOrkshop" button: Since adding this language, the number of uninvited people filling out the registration has increased by an order of magnitude. Why do people do this? I just don't get it.