Many of our readers may have noticed our extended outage today. The site was down for about 4 hours total. I appears we were subject to a sort of Denial of Service attack that eventually crashed our whole server.
We're sorry for the inconvenience. It couldn't have happened at a worse time, what with Super Tuesday being last night and all.
Regardless, we are working on finding a way to prevent this scenario from happening again. We are pretty regularly targeted by folks wishing to do us harm in this way and we're usually pretty good at foiling their attacks. They got lucky today.
But if anyone is in the market for an IP Ban list of all of the anonymous proxies and other jerks who attack from behind veils, let me know. I have about 25,000 IPs to get you started.