@trollhunterthethird a captcha test? The forum already utilises one of those, and although I’m sure it works very well, a few bugs get through.
@2Ton thanks, but I’m afraid I have to agree with @Cataphrak on this one- it is a lot of work, and the staff here do have lives, as well as other jobs, families and so on… I’m sure that this ranks a bit lower on their list of important things than other… well, important things!
A new idea- why not have new members to the forum unable to post anything until they PM one of the mods/admins with a request to access the forums. It could keep out bots, although I’m not sure if ‘banned’ members can use the messaging system. Email is another alternative, although slightly long-winded and complicated, and, again, probably too effort-consuming. @Turtler is probably correct in stating that this forum is doing very well, and, at least in my opinion, we do manage bots/spam very well.