Where have you got the idea that pre registration is closed from?
Nothing in Kath_f's post says that.
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I would Imagine that the demand in registered users far outstrips the boxes available and they simply couldn't get around to everybody, if they kept the registration open they simply could never get around to all.
I also think it was a form to register your interest for when it is released. As it is kind of released now I can imagine the website is now dead as they told me about 700 had shown interest when they called on Thursday so therefor they are not going to keep pulling off the new peoples info.