Unfortunately experience has shown us that there are far too many people out there who see message boards as an opportunity for free advertising.
We will not allow our site to be used for spam. If you wish to spam, go elsewhere, your posts will be deleted and your account banned. But since you are a spammer you won't really care or even take the time to read this will you
As a comparatively small website, we get a disproportionate number of spammer visits and registrations compared to genuine users. Automated bots particularly cause a lot of hassle and sometimes can attempt to both register and post from multiple accounts in a day swiftly overwhelming us.
NTHW employs a number of measures to deter spamming. Some are automated software processes behind the scenes, some are simple blocks placed on IP addresses and email domains. Regrettably the final defence has to be use of verification images and random questions at registration and for the first few post counts. We try to strike a balance, and do review our measures from time to time.
We hope the antispam defences we employ are not too onerous on our genuine users and that you understand the reasons for our caution.