Email Issues Resolved

After much digging, we finally discovered that the email issues that we've been hearing about for the past few weeks were the result of a faulty script. The script failed after some of our security changes prevented it from having the access it needed. The result - the majority of emails sent through the site over the past 6 weeks had not gone out. Sorry for any problems that this has caused the users of this site. All systems are now back to normal.

In other server news, we have just assembled a new database backend server and are looking to get it installed shortly after Christmas. It's a brand new system, complete with a dedicated 16 GB of RAM, SATA 6 Gb/s, and SSD. This should resolve the posting slowdowns that some of our users have been complaining about.