We've come back to life. That is all.
Data loss, part 2...
The hosting provider that nin10doh.com and TEC had a security breach last week. Unfortunately, all data on the server was lost as part of the breach. Everything has been restored from backup... unfortunately, that backup was from March. Things are probably broken as I hastily rebuilt the server... let me know if you run into anything.
Data loss :(
A server crash last night caused a small amount of data loss in the users table. I've been able to recreate most of the users records by hand using data I had lying around, but there is a good chance that I have missed a few people. Please let me know if your stats are gone! Affected users are likely limited only to a portion of the users online around midnight CST last night. For those affected, you will have to recreate your password through TEC (/msg TEC @setpassword) before you will be able to log onto the website. I've credited each affected account with 2000 bonus points for the inconvenience as well as to hopefully offset rank progress lost due to the rollback. The data I'm using to recreate the records is mostly from 10/29-10/30.
Rank system updates
I've updated the ranking system on the site somewhat. Gone are the days of being stuck at a rank because you don't talk enough - there are no longer any restrictions. Additionally, messages are weighted much, much higher in the ranking formula than they were previously. Everyone's rank has likely changed, most for the better unless you were an extreme idler. Additionally, a few new ranks have been added to support the changes because the new formula moved people above the top of the old system.
Website and TEC are back after a 3-month hiatus. Sorry about that. They were previously hosted on one of ChatSpike's servers that had a catastrophic hardware failure back in early February. After that got resolved, I lost the ability to host anything off of that. Finally tired of not having this functional, it's now being hosted out of my home for the time being. It won't be perfectly stable, but it's more than we've had.