Ok, Booshers, I know you want your tasty fic, so I’ve put up a mirror site at bsh.queertet.net.
As for what happened, I think I’ve figured it out. I threw a few theories as to what happened out there, but then I traced it back with my best friend.
And it’s a long story.
Ages ago, someone contacted me and offered to help me run the Boosh site. I then installed a content management system so that they could take over, without me having to hand over my private login details.
It got hacked almost immediately.
I was unable to remove it. Note to any webmasters: don’t install from control panel. Grab the original source code and manually install. This is the only time I have used the control panel. Never again.
I tried everything to get shot of it, and eventually stumbled upon a forum which gave me a code to run to delete it. It apparently didn’t work.
I threw my hands in the air and thought, “eh, screw it, nobody visits anyway,” (apologies, I didn’t know that you guys did still visit).
You could still bypass the malware warning, so I just left it.
Also, my email then got hacked, so I lost contact with the person who offered to help run the site.
Fast forward to Friday (4 April), when Robyn contacted me and told me the site was gone. I sighed and moseyed over to the site and it said that “Boosh.Queertet.net is nearly here”. Hrmm, that was new.
I logged in and realised that EVERYTHING was gone.
I also assured Robyn I had some form of backup. However, I really wasn’t clear. Robyn informed everyone that it would all be fine. I had my doubts, because when I told her I had backups, I didn’t point out that they were only up to 2010.
Then I suddenly remembered that I mirrored the site after the software refused to update.
So, all is saved.
The mirror of the archive (which was what I was worried about losing) is at bsh.queertet.net.
The site will be back up soon, I’m discussing with Robyn improvements that can be made, and if you want to chime in/volunteer to get involved/throw your opinions into the mix, then I’m all ears.
Also, massive thanks to Robyn for bringing this to my attention.