This or That Takes a NosedivePosted on by Jon Kelly (Jon)
URL for sharing: http://thisorth.at/693t
Just before 8am local time this morning, the main database for This or That became unusable, taking our site down for about 4 hours. Our backup and recovery system also failed, resulting in the loss of everything that has been added to the site in the last 5 months. Unfortunately, we will not be able to restore any of the user accounts, content, or data that has not already been restored on the site.
I can only offer my deepest apologies to all ToT users, especially those who have lost ToTs, comments, votes, questions, points, or even their user account due to our technical failure this morning. We all feel terrible about what happened and, of course, we'll do everything in our power to make sure it doesn't happen again.