This week we have suffered a major setback in that our MySQL database became corrupted. After many attempts at repairing the 'post' table it was lost cause. Switching to Plan B of restoring from an automated backup did not work either as we found out that the automated backup files have not been good for quite some time. No way of repairing the current table and no valid backups led to the worst case scenario of having to start again with a blank slate. Years of work gone in a matter of days. Our exclusive interviews, our years of local posts... gone. It's all... gone. I can only hope that our many community members who have helped make Cool Sci-Fi such a friendly community these past few years stay with us and help us to rebuild in this time despair.