What's the point of making them almost unreadable by humans, it's not as though it's going to make it any harder for bots.
Anyway, yeah, just found out about this, and you should definitely consider lifting these limits a bit, maybe for members that have been signed up for at least a month or two. I very often edit my posts after 5/10/15 minutes because I remembered something or noticed a typo.
Maybe if we all manually went through some verification process that Mike sets up to have the restrictions lifted.
Perhaps something a little more ingenious & less ubiquitous than your standard captcha system.
Besides, the restriction doesn't stop the initial post, which is all spammers care about, only subsequent edits.
I don't see how it'd be that effective.
If it'll deal with the idiots doing forum spam, I'll cope...but...there's got to be a better answer. :D
Rather than a CAPTCHA, I've been seeing a lot of registration security questions involving simple math lately.
convert -background black -fill white label:"4 + 26" captcha.gif
There goes some of the top posters here :p.
Ok so I may be bad at math... However im actually vary gud at engrish. :D