Website Outage, February 4-5, 2018

Posting rules: It shouldn't need saying, but... play nice. Please keep your discussions civil. You can disagree, just don't be disagreeable. And, of course, all of the usual stuff like no spamming. Tex adds: I'll be rigorously enforcing this as we go along. We're probably going to be a small community in a little lifeboat, so we can't have members at each others' throats. This is for the sake of the project as a whole. So when you post, pretend you're speaking in person with your very wealthy auntie who has always treated you wonderfully and currently lists you prominently in her will. I won't be tossing anyone out of the forums because we are all in this together (except spammers: immediate membership cancelation), but I'll delete suspect posts right away.

Either yesterday or today, February 5, 2018, we experienced some kind of total website outage.  We don't yet know what happened or why.  All I can say is that the last full database backup we had was January 5 2018, so that is where we are now.  For those of you who posted after that up until now, our apologies for lost posts---please post again.  The same goes with probably several hundred new members!  You may need to re-register.