Hi there Telltale,
I would like to make a few suggestions regarding making it harder for bots to register on your site/forums:
@Chyron8472 said: How about something like this?
There is also Question & Answer Verification (https://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/humanverify_questionverify)
or how about using the http://www.stopforumspam.com/ bot database?
or even Captcha2 http://captcha2.com/