As people probably have noticed, more and more spam bots are getting in spamming everywhere or signing up with dormant accounts to activate later for spamming. This means our captchas are broken. For the short term, our registration question should be switched to break the current spam bots that haven't signed up yet here. After banning and deleting our current batch first of course (putting a brief moratorium on sign-ups can help during this time).
I know long term, CS will need to get a new server to be able to upgrade IPB, but for the short term this is all I can suggest. Hope it can be of help to any Elders that want to try tackling the bots currently.