I am not sure if i am posting this on the right board and if i can get help here regarding my problem.
Somebody tried to do something stupid in my forum few hours ago. I guess it was somebody who i banned from accessing my forum.
The average number of online members that my forum has is 7 members at the same time, maximum is 10. I was shocked then i checked on the number of online users, it showed 15 guests and 3 users (which is me and 2 other friends).. After 5 minutes, i check again and it showed 40 guests already so i'm starting to feel that something stupid is happening. I checked on it every 5 minutes and the increase of the number of guests was amazingly increasing so fast, viewing different boards on my forum. After 20-30 minutes, the number of guests my forum has was already 438 so i immediately set it not to allow guests to browse the forum because i was concerned it's gonna eat up a lot of bandwidth.
I am not a computer guru to start with, in fact i'm an idiot when it comes to this stuff. I have a feeling that person whom i banned is trying to get back at me and wants to destroy my forum.
Any advice on what i should do to prevent it from happening again? As much as possible i don't want to restrict my forum to member's alone. I also want non-members to be able to browse the forum..