So, I’m the new admin of an established web forum (2300 or so members). The first order of business is stopping the spam bots.
Of course, there’s a captcha, but, unsurprisingly, it doesn’t work.
Some would say to use a stronger captcha, but I hate captcha, so we’re going to do riddles, which might seem familiar to people who comment on this blog: “What colour is an orange?” (They’re not particularly hard riddles).
We’re going to take this idea, and merge it with our forum software so that all would-be members have to get a stupid riddle or other question correct, or they don’t get a membership.
I’m thinking topical trivia would be good as well, stuff that’s easily found via Google or Wikipedia.
If anyone has any question suggestions, toss them up here. They shouldn’t be formulaic (ie, no math, unless it’s a trick question: “I have one apple and Jane gives me three apples. How many legs do I have?”), or too esoteric.