Att bot-prevention to this forum
This forum is a total mess from spam bots, spamming advertisements as comments. Today it is extremely easy to implement anti-spam / anti-bot logic, especially if you are an IT service provider and have front-facing content which is spammed. Having a spammed forum for years, gives a very bad impression - "Will my site get hacked or spammed if I place it here, do they even have firewalls? They must care zero percent for this kind of issues", comes to mind.