Originally Posted by Thomas
@Steve: Maybe putting a .htaccess or similar to prevent search engines from indexing (and people from registering before the official launch) might be a good idea.
That would be robots.txt, and while it is simple to set up, it really isn't that important. The forums will be made public at the end of the week, and the spiders wouldn't find this page unless someone posted about it on their site. With Friday being only two days away, there aren't very many people who would find the forum between now and then, even using search engines, and those who do will be helping us to debug and will be getting the site ready for launch day.