At last - the board is returned.
You may or may not know that the Spaced Out website was hacked earlier this week - not an attack on us, but on a number of sites that live on the same webserver as us.
As a result, the website was lost but the data for the forum remained intact; so it was simply a matter of re-uploading the software.
However, an error in the software which I can only conclude is fluke, or at least random, wiped the data stored on the database, so I've had to restore it from backups. This is incredibly frustrating as it isn't even something I can pin down to malice or human error - just the general malevolance of computers...
Anyway, the forum you see here is as it was about a month ago.
Users who have registered since will have to re-register and any changes to your profile, messages and so on since then will not me stored. I know it's frustrating, but it ain't half as frustrating as trying to restore the database onto the server which is no easy task.
Anyway - it's here. It's not, erm, as it was appearance wise because I haven't had time to deal with that aspect yet, and, for instance, your "pints" indicating rank haven't yet been restored.
That will come with time - but for now, the forum is back as is your messenger and so on.
All the best
Update 20 April, 15:45
A "general hardware faliure" this time means ANOTHER reinstall on the server, but, rest assured, absolutely no data lost.
Just another reinstall - I'm getting adept at it now.