We're back up and running again! Our apologies to everyone for the unforeseen downtime. As we posted on the main Hauptwerk website news and Facebook pages, the host company for this forum unexpectedly shut the server off without prior notice to us (and well before they originally informed us it would be) before they allowed us time to transfer to the new server that they were supposed to have set up (but they didn't).
We're no longer dealing with this company (as I'm sure you can see why) and had to find a completely new and reliable server company to host the forum. This took some time to find the right company with reliability and the proper hardware specs and then more time to get the server set up then the files and database restored and finally tested.
The forum was open after the holidays for one day before it was shut down again, unfortunately we didn't have time before the server was shut down to make a final backup of that single day and those few new posts, so any posts made on January 5, 2017 were lost, but all previous posts prior to this date have been restored (the forum was backed up after it was closed for the holidays).
As for any conspiracy theories about us going out of business or selling the company, utter rubbish! It was just a server issue folks, and a server IT company named Endurance
with very poor service. That's all. Being this is the first time in 16 years
the forum has had an issue with the server I'd say we're doing quite fine.
The new host should feel much quicker as well.
Thanks for your understanding and we hope you enjoy having the forum back!