You’re asking non-registered users for a captcha and emial? When has the zone ever been attacked by a spambot? I won’t mention that an occasional drive by post might generate a new member but all your doing is adding regulation to a system that used to work fine.
I’m tired of learning a new formats and long for the elegance of the original Zone. The tree structure was clear. You could delineate which posts you had read and which posts were new. And now there’s not even a lists of new posts unless I can’t see it through the fog.
And on a personal note, I’ve put effort and ‘research’ into posts which I thought would would certainly create some discussion but- nothing. I feel I’m no longer resonating with this community and feel like I’m on my way out. It’s been a great nine and half years.