forum interface not user friendly
I understand the desire to keep the spammers out, but it seems that you went for the brute force approach here.
When I tried to reply to someone's message that contained a link, as new member I was not allowed to do so because my message now contained a link, even though it was only a quote. Fine.
When I wrote a message, filled out the image verification field and clicked on "preview post", I had to do image verification all over again before posting. This is simply annoying and does nothing to prevent spam, it only prevents good user experience and discourages people from previewing their posts. Maybe I don't even need to do the verification when I preview the post, I didn't experiment, but in any case this is a pretty badly constructed interface.
Finally, when I wanted to edit my post immediately after posting, I got a message that new users have to wait five minutes before posting again. Obviously, the restriction doesn't distinguish between posting a new message and editing an old one. Again, in this case it's simply annoying.
Ironically, the forum pages are teeming with flashy advertisements.