Hello all ...
I want to apologize that the site was unavailable between Oct 10-20 ... this was due to an as-yet unknown server issue that cause an unrecoverable database problem. At first, I thought it might be related to the FL hurricane, as our then server was hosted in TX, which may have relied on a hop through a FL server (I was able to access the site as normal up until the 12th). However, this may not have been the case. I do suspect that our host may have rebooted our server after a hurricane-related failure though, which may have cause our aged MySQL instance InnoDB tables to get out of sync. At this point, I don't know for sure, and we aren't sure we ever will know.
We lost our server guru (StoppingBy4Now) about a year ago without word. s4n was (is?) a Solaris expert, and he constructed our serer using a highly customized setup that was extremely difficult for me to follow and troubleshoot outside of normal more commonplace fixes (restarting services, checking logs, etc.). Furthermore, he left no comprehensive documentation or the critical notes needed to update the software dependency trees ... I couldn't even reinstall the database software without breaking other stuff.
The solution was to rebuild the server using more standard practice and relevant software. We will provide a detailed update of exactly what we are doing over the next couple of months on the adjacent Step 3.0 thread.
Anyway, thanks for sticking around and for all the support cast our way in light of this latest failure. It makes it all worth it.