Andrew Boon, in regard to the recaptcha on the join form, is it more effective to use AQB Soft's Photo Captcha app or is Google recaptcha more secure? My members are telling that they hate the recaptcha and they were frustrated when signing up.
Try AQB Soft one. It may well be just as effective for spam control. We haven’t tried it it.
Genesis - there are various levels of recaptcha - the highest level is rather time consuming and should probably only be necessary in situations requiring highest security, the simplest version is just a tick box. https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/docs/versions