Many, many thanks. Quite a few bits of software and ideas I hadn't thought of before. Much appreciated.
Have googled as well, but for the members here that own forums, what options do you have on them, that you personally judge to be very important please ? Not only for keeping spammers, hackers and troublemakers out, but in also making it very easy to use for the members and for keeping the members etc ?
Is it a good idea to disable the use of pm's for example - I know some forums do, but I'm not so sure of that method really.
Any help appreciated.