A lot of forums have options to temporarily close your board for reasons such as maintenance, updates, etc. But, it can also be used to close your board if you had a spam attack, flame attack, etc. Have you ever had to close your boar with this option for the reasons stated previously? And if you have, did you take any other precautions? I've never had this happen, but I have seen it been done. Here is the story: A couple of spammers signed up to a forum I used to visit. They acted normal, introduced themselves and acted like goody two-shoes people at first. Nobody knew what they were planning. They soon started to get known as good members. That's when they made their attack. They posted tons of threads with spam and inappropriate images all over the forum. No mods were on to witness this. However, the admin of the forum was notified by email and logged on. He closed the board for a while to ban the spammers and remove all their posts. That's when I logged in. I was slightly confused at the board being closed, so I came back later. After that, many new mods were hired and many threads popped up everywhere concerning the attack. Sorry for the long story, >.<, just had to tell you guys what I have seen dealing with this sort of thing.