Let me go over this again, I followed the directions on you mod, but the first step we could not figure out how to do so we ran the SQsql.php that you suggested to someone else. We were not sure what that changed in our files so we were not sure how to delete it and start over again. When it did not work we took the files that we changed down, minus the one in the firs step, put up clean files and tried it all over again. I was afraid to do a total new install of phpbb forum as I thought it might change my content on my forum.
That is where we are now. I can see my question in the admin panel but when trying to register the register page is blank. HOpe this helps. These bots are killing my new forum and I am afraid to advertise it until I get all of this taken care of, unfortunately I have a national article coming out in a few weeks so I must have it all fixed by then.
Thanks again for your help.