Hello again all, and thanks for the suggestions earlier.
I got another question that may just slow down those pesky bots. At this moment, when you type my URL in your browser, it immediately directs you to the forum index. Is there a way to stop that?
I want for example that when people type www.urlofmysite.com
they get a simple page on which you see a link saying "Click here to reach the forums", and when they click it, they're sent to the forum index.
Can this be done easily? I tried to make a subfolder on my root called "forums" and copy all the forum's files in it, and make my new index page have a link that points to forums/index.php, but for some reason, when I do that, I can't login any more (gives me a 404 page). I also can't copy the stats folder into the forums folder because the permittion is denied...
anyone can help?