UPDATE, Monday @ 4:15pm: Okay, looks like there was some bad data in the system causing the random branch generator to barf. I’ve fixed it, though between that and the database crapping out due to a bad automatic update, I was pretty much ready to pull my hair out. Anyhow, thanks to everyone for your enduring patience. The site appears to be a happy beast once more, and I managed not to lose any of your work in the process. Apologies for the downtime, and enjoy the site!
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UPDATE, Monday @ 3:10pm: The site is now back up — it appears something’s awry with a couple of queries in the database, so I’ll be tweaking those. However, everything else should be back to normal, save the random quotes that show up on most pages — something in there seems to be causing the our database to overheat and die. I’ll see if I can figure that out, but in the meantime, enjoy. :)
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Hi everyone — just a quick note to let you know that I’m aware that the site is currently experiencing downtime and/or general slowness. We’re having trouble with the software that runs our database and I’m currently talking to our hosting provider’s technical support folks to try and sort things out.
I’m hoping everything will be sorted out in a few hours, but right now, please be patient and I’ll do my best to get the site up and running again shortly.