The crowd that keep hitting my forum bypass the 'whats in the box' question, because they have human operators, that get the automated screen filled in and processed, then get presented with the 'whats in the box' question, which they type in and press enter. They can log on to around 50 forums a minute!
Same as the auto-email.
The new thing we are trying is a two tier membership scheeme, where all members with less than 5 posts have to have thier posts authorised. After 5 posts they become 'normal' members.
I am lucky, I have 12 moderators and 5 admins to handle the workload, so I dont have to stress too much!