That's a great idea, but since I've already done the forum move 3 times, I am going to leave it alone for now on my main site. (members get frustrated when they can't post), but i'll try it on my test site.
I'm going to wait a few days so I can grab the next table backup, since I just added some graphics to some of the templates on my test site.
I'm really thinking my problem is more my host. I don't think it's IP.
I've got "shared hosting", not a private server. Ever since they have been trying to sell me 10.00 more per month for a private server, my problems have been occuring. I think they do that on purpose to make you think that a shared account has too many problems....too bad, this will be my last year with this host. I might purchase my own server.