Due to a bug in our cPanel software, our databases got knocked out last night at around 10:30pm. We immediately began dumping them and repairing them. Luckily, nothing was wrong, and we were able to restore the databases completely. No data was lost, but there might be some rampant bugs. The wiki is down at the time of this writing; a database repair should fix the issue. I’ll post here when the wiki has returned (UPDATE: It’s back online now!), and I’d love for you guys to submit any bugs you encounter in the comments. Obviously there are a few issues that are immediately noticeable, and I’m doing everything I can to make sure ZU is back up to speed as quickly as possible. I thank everyone for being so patient with all of this; it’s been a real headache for me.

In the meantime, I’ve been working on some new features and such that will make ZU slightly more interactive. You can see I’ve already added some social networking buttons underneath the now-prettied up Similar News parts of newsposts. Use the buttons to share ZU’s articles and news with your friends! If there’s a service you want to share a ZU article on that I don’t have a button for, just say so and I’ll see if I can get one up.

Next on my list is to add two new pages to site: Submit News and Submit Article. The titles are as straightforward as the concepts, so with any luck I’ll have these two features implemented today with some more details about each.

I deeply apologize for the downtime. But we’re back and we haven’t lost a thing (we hope), so it’s back to Zelda-ing… or whatever it is we do.