Hi Mike,

Yes, I still have anonymous browsing locked for now. Server load has decreased by about 60% since getting these bots blocked, and registrations to the site have literally doubled since locking things from anonymous browsers. Kind of makes me wonder if we should go back to the old way. What I'd like to do is is make most of the site available to anonymous users except the forum, but have the text based search engine forum design (called the archive) open to all. Since the forum archive is all text based the search engines would index it without killing our server and send prospective members on the net to the archive version, if they like what they see they could register for the full version. I'd like to hear more feedback from the community on their views of this. Thanks, Sean