The long story: The Site Directory for the forum I administrate, AKA my boss, would like to know if it's possible to have a captcha added to threads under one of our forum's nodes. In his words:
Say if you went to a thread you couldn't actually view its content (the links) until you enter a captcha. This would also help prevent bots from just grabbing all of the links automatically. I don't want to restrict the it to members only as this will only hurt us. You're inevitably going to have those people who go elsewhere because they'd rather not register and that doesn't help the links from being stolen because someone stealing them has no qualm with registering to steal our stuff.