I know the CAPTCHA thing has been problematic for some users. I’ve therefore made some changes! When you now start a new thread, you will be asked to answer a basic maths question (all very simple!) as opposed to identifying distorted images. There is now no form of test required to reply to posts.
As previously, all new members will still need to identify distorted images and undergo a personal check by me before they can join. This should hopefully weed out all the automated applications while making life as simple as possible for legitimate members who have already identified themselves as human(ish) :-)
All the best,