No, I'm sorry, there seems to be this Russian spambot invasion (what a coincidence). I've changed everything I can to hold them at bay, but apparently it takes a while for the system to deal with it, and so the counter crosses the 1000 threshold and then flips back again.
I've also asked Dungeon master to have a look and see if the spambots can be fended off at an earlier point.
Either way, I'll announce it when two humans have registered. Spambots included we would have had 1353 members.