As I am sure most of you have noticed there has been a bit of a spam issue lately. This has become increasingly worse recently. I do sincerely apologize for this nuisance.
We have been trying to employ different methods of preventing this while still trying to maintain a user friendly environment for the community. The last thing we want is to make the forums difficult for you, our real community, to use.
The subtler methods have not been very effective up to this point unfortunately. You may now see a captcha identification image when posting here to help thwart unwanted posts. I realize that this is not ideal and I hope that it does not cause too much of an inconvenience. We are still actively pursuing other ways of preventing this from happening so it is our intention that this is just a short term solution and we can remove this soon.