I don’t know whether this came from an attack or if something is a little wonky with the database, but a couple times now people have found when clicking on links to posts or comments that they are directed to a 404 page.
Sorry about that. As it turns out the fix is pretty easy. However, it seems that the problem started just minutes after I shut down my computer for the evening.
A perfect example of Zuhlsdorf’s Law.
So, I believe the problem is, for now, fixed. Hopefully we can trace down what caused it.
BTW… as part of this process of tidying and shoring up, I’d like to be able to loosen up the strictures I’ve placed on the combox… gradually. It would be nice to have more comments. But… everyone would have to be charged with thoughtful good behavior. Otherwise, we soon would have the kind of slimy vermin-infested fever swamp of uncharitablness that plagues NCR (aka Fishwrap), Crux, et alibi.