I could volunteer as a moderator if necessary. If not for confirming new accounts at least I could delete all the constant incoming spam threads and posts.
While that’s an option for now I think we should start looking into alternatives to recaptcha as it’s clearly not working as intended. Bots specifically targeted at our site will obviously break through simple security questions, but I doubt that’s the real issue here. Inexistence proposed to use the string “sourceruns” and just leave some letters out for the user to fill in when registering. If possible (I’m sure you able people would find a way) add all possible permutations of missing characters with varying numbers of missing characters, e.g. s_ur_erun_, sourc_r_ns, etc. Should we give this a try? Clearly something needs to be done as the site is getting very unenjoyable to visit with all the spam and appointing moderators whose sole job is to delete bots + their threads is just a workaround in my eyes and nothing we should go for in the long run. Besides, most people would still see spam if it hasn’t been deleted yet and they - like me - mostly use the “show new posts since last visit” option.