So much for Yandex. They let me create an account and it appeared to be functional for a couple hours but it has since been restricted. The issue they say is it's vulnerable to hacking. So I put in a captcha and my security question answer but that's not good enough. I must also provide a phone number which makes no sense as a way to secure the account. Two factor authentication would be plausible. Requiring a mobile does reduce their exposure to being used for bots but you know what else does? Requiring a token amount of crypto. So it's another fraud. Maybe I'll have to use a burner phone to do the SMS dance.

In other news, I have a way you can reach me if you can help me with the email or SMS issues. Feel free to DM sparrow22 at!