As many readers are aware, this site was down for approximately 150 hours starting on November 9th. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and dismay this cost many of you and I am taking steps to ensure this does not happen again.
The problem seems to have been completely avoidable and entirely the fault of server provider DreamHost. During the past week numerous DreamHost tech support personnel have declared the disappearance of the site and all its contents to be resolved, or a figment of my imagination or one of the great mysteries of the cosmos.
Thank you to those readers who emailed Ralph Castro, DreamHost’s Vice-President in charge of Technical Support/Customer Experience at DreamHost. His email address, for those who still have opinions about this interruption, is [email protected]
To the best of my knowledge the site was not disabled by any law enforcement agency. I don’t know why the ATF or the FBI would shut down the site. This is, like, their daily newspaper.
I intend to begin uploading new content to the site within six hours and readers should be able to resume commenting, arguing, insulting and threatening one another immediately.
Again, I apologize and thank you for your patience.