Is that messages no longer fall off the face of the earth and they can even be brought back to the top by posting a reply. I brought the message below from Brian Fenner back to the top and it was at the very bottom.
I think you are making a step in the right direction. By forcing everyone to log on and register, you will eliminate 90% of the annonymous flamming, and if anyone gets out of hand, you can toss em.
I have been using this PHP software for several months now, and have become intimatly familiar with backup and recovery and MYSQL commands into and out of the data. If I can be of any help, let me know. PHP has a good site also that has much helpful info on it.
One tip, we had to turn off the automatically send email on reply, as it was resulting in error messages and double postings.
Also, be sure to back up the data before you ever do any upgrades to the software. I found out the hard way just how much fun a full data recovery can be, it took me 10 hours to get it all back.
Good luck with your new board, I think you'll like it!!