Topic: Website Restoration Progress Report Posted: 21 May 2008 at 4:44pm
We have made some strides in restoring some of the data, but much of it will have to be restored by hand.
As part of our efforts to upgrade security and revitalize the site, we
will be upgrading the forums soon. This week if everything goes well.
No additional data will be lost, but some features my temporarily
disappear until we re-implement them. The things that will be missing
temporarily will be customizations we have made, such as the flags
under your avatar.
We know that some of you are having difficulty posting on the forums.
This is because we had to clamp down on security so hard that certain
things wont work anymore. For example, we have blocked the use of
certain characters that the hacker needs to get into the system. If
you use one of those characters, you get redirected to a 404 page. We
cant reveal what characters they are for security reasons, but that is
why you are prevented from posting sometimes.
When we upgrade to the latest version of the forums, which has better
security, we can relax the restrictions and you will be able to post
Please be patient. We are working to restore the site as fast as possible.
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