This is why we can’t have nice things

As you may have noticed, the site has been down for the last 5 days. The good news is that we’re back up (obviously), and things should stay that way now that they’re resolved.

For those of you who are curious as to what happened, the forums have been under attack by bots for a while now. Those bots, which previously relegated themselves to posting spam and other garbage, recently started posting content that is illegal in the country hosting this site (I’ll leave it to your imagination as to what that might be). That content got flagged by automated search agents that monitor the internet for the proliferation of such content, and our web host suspended the account.

Now that we’ve got things all cleaned up, we’re up and running again, minus the forums. Those will not be coming back. I don’t anticipate any further interruptions in service, although anything is possible.

Thanks for your patience, as always.

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