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 Post subject: We Are Back!
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Greetings Friends,

As you have surely noticed, these discussion boards were hit by a hacker’s program a little over 2 weeks ago and has been down ever since. Our board and several thousand other sites’ boards were disabled by that particular attack. Usually it would be a simple matter of restoring the board and the data from a backup kept by our service provider but the discussion board software was deemed too readily accessible to hackers and our provider declined to reload our application. So, in order to keep the board and all the terrific threads of discussions in tact, we found a new service provider to host our discussion boards. This provider specializes in this kind of board software and keeps current with related security issues.

Unfortunately, further difficulties arose when the new provider was unable to convert the backed-up format. This meant that we’d either have to re-launch the board from scratch (worst case scenario) or find a way to convert the backed up material. After much effort we were successful at converting the data and our discussion board, with all the existing forums and threads and PMs in tact, is again available for use.

We appreciate your patience with this and hope that those of you who have enjoyed this feature will continue to participate in the lively discussions that always go on here.

In the future, should something or someone disable our discussion boards again we are confident we will be able to simply restore the boards from the previous day’s backup preventing such a prolonged down time. We do try to learn from our experiences.

Peace and blessings.....Paula

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