This has been a harrowing few weeks for me and everyone who loves this site.
As you may know, over the last several months we've been experiencing what I would describe as a shocking number of hacking attempts. We fought them off and fought them off and finally, one made it through and covered the site in scary black screens and threatening sounds for a few days. When I managed to clean that up and keep them out, someone else resorted to a denial of service attack that brought down the site and drove my hosting costs through the roof at the same time. To avoid going into debt, I had to take the site down briefly while I moved to a new server and worked, once again, to bolster security.
Many of you have written to express concern over the site's future, and also gratitude for the service ever being provided even if it were fated not to come back. I can't tell you how comforting that has been during these struggles. No one has been rude, pushy or demanding. It's refreshing to see that despite some nasty people, there are more who are good, decent and caring. Thank you, truly.
I know many of you have been eager to know what the fate of the site will be, and I want to reiterate: I am still committed to providing and improving these tools for the long haul, even if we're having a brief period of difficulty right now. In the grand scheme of things, this is a hiccup, and I know we'll all persevere together. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience in the meanwhile!
Trish (unregistered visitor)
Thank you so much for everything. You are truly amazing and so important.