I’ve noticed admins only come by a couple times a month it seems.
But I have an idea that would clear the spam (at least I would think).
Use something like coinhive (authedmine) for registration and for posters that have less than 10 posts or so. I don’t think it sounds “cruel”, just “safe”.
That would probably wipe the spam off the forum by 90%.
Bots can solve captchas, but they probably won’t be too interested if the captcha doesn’t work.
All in all, at least if you use some mining it would still benefit the forum. We could probably have “paid” mods / janitors, etc.
I am thinking about doing a forum that requires a minimum holding balance, like 10 RDD. That would be damn near impossible for bots to bypass. Something like a ‘security deposit’ that gains interest for the forum itself.
Is this idea interesting? I’d love to hear comments, suggestions and the like…