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Link Hardware failure FTL / 2011-03-24 01:27

Hello everyone,

As you surely noticed, the site was completely dead for the last 24 hours or so. This was caused by a hardware issue; the database hard drive crashed, and rebuilding the RAID caused issues with data corruption that took a long-ass time to repair. Sadly, this is an unfortunate disaster completely beyond our control.

If your friends cannot load the site, please tell them to refresh their DNS cache (we have a new IP) and restart their router and/or even their browser; failing that, they must simply be patient for the DNS propagation to take effect.

The site is not 100% yet: images uploaded from March 16th onwards are missing as of this hour. They are currently being synched back from the old server, but the ETA is not certain. Feel free to re-upload missing images, but note that they might be overwritten by a later restore.

IMPORTANT: EMAILS ARE NOT WORKING YET. This not only means the owners's email accounts (webmaster etc.), but also all the email notifications are broken, including the activation emails for the registration of new accounts, and the forum notifications. This will be fixed later. In the meantime, feel free to browse normally.

Once again... thank you for your patience. We'll post updates as soon as possible.