Thanks for Listening. I do understand in trying to protect against spamming but it may as well keep away people from the forums because making it cumbersome to post or wanting coming back to a forum.
I'm trying to stick with it but I don't see much action in the forums (as compared to other forums). Could be because of the Captchas or maybe there are not allot of active users or something else and other factors.
I've seen other forums take other actions than using Capchas which help in fighting spam by having users an option to click to report spam, have the 1st post pending approval, and having moderators to help in the battle.
At the end, it's this forums or your way of deciding what is the best way but if the current way keeps people away from the forum (as I'm on the fence), then the forum will not be helpful. This forums is suggested by arrow for learning more about the boards and as a resource. If this resource is a pain to use, then people will not use it.