You people are tempting me to write a recaptcha-thwarter. It wouldn't even be all that extremely difficult. I won't, because my time is already occopied, but here's how it would work:
Step 1: Use a neural network
Step 2: Take a load of CAPTCHA examples
Step 3: Teach the brain to recognize letters in the captions from left-to-right using the examples.
Step 4: CAPTCHA doesn't stand a chance
We already use neural networks for handwriting and speech recognition. There's no reason at all why this wouldn't work.
I challenge you to write a good enough OCR system to "thwart" recaptcha. They're constantly evolving, even if you managed (which you won't) it'd work for a few hours. Recaptcha have amazing technology and ideas, if you can build software to crack recaptcha you'll be a hero for many blackhats.
I'm saying, I was looking at it from a bots point of view, what might the OCR read the word as if their OCR got it wrong. So I put something that is likely to be output and got correct, this seems to nullify the purpose this serves - preventing OCRs.
Perhaps the one on that page is designed specifically for the purpose of finding the words with no votes either way or low votes. If it is I'll take it back but if it isn't I'm not so sure it can be trusted.
If we are moving to PhpBB, I suggest we also include some more subforums to the existing forums:
This one is fine as a whole forum
Survival Mode Survival bugs A separate forum to report the bugs in.
News and Announcements
Support Survival Support Specific survival problems. Creative Support Specific creative problems. Singleplayer Singleplayer issues. Multiplayer Multiplayer issues. Server Support For problems with server hosting. Forum Information + Support For support about the Forums. IRC Information + Support For support about the IRC. Site Information + Support For support about the website. Wiki Information + Support For support about the Wiki.
Suggestions Survival Suggestions For survival specific suggestions. Creative Suggestions For creative specific suggestions.
Minecraft Servers RP Servers Flatgrass Servers Other servers
Mapping & Modding Maps Map Requests For requesting a specific map. Map Showcasing For showing and distributing maps you have made. Mods For all modding stuff.
Skins Player Skins Skin Requests For requesting skins. Skin Showcasing For showing and distributing your skins. Misc. Skins For block/GUI/etc. reskins. Misc. Requests For requesting reskins. Misc. Showcasing For showing and distributing your reskins.
Remove this, it's old and useless. Though it might be reused for the Minecraft Media site.
General Off Topic
Fine, though maybe specify them by platform or genre.
Arts & Creativity
Forum, IRC and Site Information + Support
If you're going to put all those subforums under Support, you might as well make it another Forum category altogether. Half of those things aren't related to Minecraft, so putting it under the Minecraft forum doesn't make sense.
That's my take on it, I wanted to condense the current forums and purge forums I thought were unnecessary. Perhaps merging similar forums (Minecraft/Discussion and Minecraft Gameplay/* also Misc/Forum Support and Minecraft/Support - many may disagree with this decision cause the site isn't MINECRAFT - but it saves having an additional Catagory and forum on the front page and merges similar forums.)