Sunday, June 01, 2008

Message board down

In the early hours of this morning there was a small explosion outside the place where ProBoards' (our board providers) servers are kept. The explosion caused a power failure and, as a result, ours and many other message boards are temporarily offline.

We expect the board to be back online within the next few days but, initially, it will not be fully restored and may be missing data including posts and accounts/log in details. This will only be a temporary situation until ProBoards can restore the data from their backup servers.

For updated information see http://support.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=status&action=display&thread=244738

We apologise for this and if things aren't sorted out soon, we'll look into the possibility of getting a temporary alternative board just to keep things ticking over. In the meantime, you'll just have to find somewhere else to occupy yourselves... but what are we going to do?

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UPDATE, June 2nd 2008: The board is now back online and working but currently missing the last two month's worth of data (posts, newly registered members' details, etc). Hopefully, this will be resolved soon.

4 comments:

slovobooks said...

An explosion! That's very exciting. Hope it all sorts itself out soon.

Pádraig

Anonymous said...

Oy vey - THEY don't want the truth to get out - so they stopped the board! of course, it could just be random bad luck...

Don't worry - we'll keep an eye out for the board's imminent return!

John Reppion said...

It's true, there's got to be a conspiracy here somewhere.

Perhaps Warner Brothers have got fed up of us slagging off the Watchmen film?

John Reppion said...

@slovobooks

Yeah, I thought it sounded quite dramatic myself! Just a transformer though apparently (no, not of the "from Cybertron" variety sadly).