Daikaijuzine News – 9/10/07

Daikaijuzine has apparently been targeted by that lowest form of life, the spammer.  Apparently a good deal of spam has been sent through our submissions form, and some corruption or other the the database has occurred, causing the site to break completely.

At this point I’ve done the following:

  • Disabled anonymous submissions; and
  • Restored enough of the site to at least show a "Daikaijuzine is down" message.

The good news is that all of the articles and stories that have been published are still in our database and thus easily recovered.  The bad news is that, according to my research, the prognosis is not good.  Other sites which have run Xoops and encountered such problems were not able to recover fully without starting over completely from scratch.

I was pondering moving Daikaijuzine away from Xoops to a new platform anyway.  This may be the best time to do that.