I wanted to add a new feature to the forum, called "Why was the forum down?" since I know some of you are a curious sort. So here it is. The forum was down because some rude-ass motherfucker was trying to hack into the site by brute-forcing password guesses on the Wordpress side of the server. At about 5:15pm today, the bastard finally realized that I shut down that way in, (even though it wasn't doing him any good anymore, he kept on trying) or maybe his little script just stopped running. Either way, hopefully we won't be seeing him anymore. His "trick" was generating so much bad traffic that it was crashing the code on the server that serves up all the web content. It would have probably been easier to just get rid of Wordpress, since it's a known bug in their code that they have chosen not to fix for some reason, but I think it is important to have a non-forum presence for the site, even if nobody uses it. (Even me.) Regardless, even his bad traffic shouldn't have been enough to kill the web service, so that is something that I will have to look into in the very near future. But at least we're safe from that little exploit for now.