Re: VT is still broken and it huts me deep inside *sob*
Guests probably get turned away more than members do. If the vBulletin team has thought this through, then I imagine that they already give the priority to the members. Any guests from that point will be turned away - including search spiders. They may continue to show up in the "Who's Online" box because they'll still be trying to browse the site, however, they will continue to be turned away.
The server load limit is set at 10, and from what I described earlier, that's more than triple a very reasonable warning level and exactly double the recommended warning level.
Now... again... Please ease up on the searches, member viewing, subscriptions, and such! That will decrease the server load.
If you experience anymore problems, email me. I will try to work out something better with our internal settings. If no one emails me, then I can only assume this issue is no longer happening.
Happiness is not about being perfect.
It is about seeing beyond the imperfections.