I am not a programmer and i want to start a forum using either of the software. Flarum is my number one option, but i am not sure how it can handle spam. It is my preferred choice based on looks, it's lack of features notwithstanding. Discourse is fully featured, but "uglier" in my perception. So i guess i want to know whether: I can use Flarum but implement some means of antispam. Or Use discourse with a redesigned UI. Is the first option possible and could it be achieved server side? Or is it possible after editing the code? And if so, which is cheaper, to add features to Flarum or to change Front end design of Discourse.