Like that ever happened...
Maybe I should add a way to directly contact me with a request for an account.
Yeah, I saw some legitimate job requests on here, although not many and I doubt any of them really got filled.
Still, I think a "trick question" would be better so that you could do it if you have a basic understanding of code. Having to run the code is something that would probably turn me off from a forum.
int a = 27552;
int b = "WKD".hashCode() % 3000;
int c = "WWI".hashCode() % 3000;
for (int i = 0; i <= c; i++)
a += ((a ^ i) % b) - ((a ^ i) % b);
Then I can obviously see, without the pain of running a program, that the answer is 27552 because a never will have changed. A spam bot still will not be able to see that. Maybe a noob won't either, but at least we won't turn away good coders who don't feel like executing random code.