I thought I should post here about the site instability recently. The server has been experiencing some extreme load at times and we have witnesses attempts to hack into the site email addresses. The server has experienced enough load twice now, that it shutdown the site and we have had to reboot the server to get the site up and running. It would appear for all intents and purposes that we are the target of a DDOS hack attack. This is ongoing.
We have blocked all of China and Russia at the server level.
Over the past few days members may have found:
* the site was off-line
* the site was extremely slow to load
* threads/posts were failing at creation, or photos posted have doubled up
* and more
Whilst we are obviously trying to mitigate all this, whilst the attack on the server continues, we may experience ongoing stability issues in the short term.
If any member has noticed a specific event/condition occurring repeatedly. Please feel free to let us know in this thread. Specifically if you can tell us more about exactly what occurred etc, it might help us to take further action.
My apologies for the site instability at present and I thank you all for persevering during what can be frustrating times.