Time for a not-so-positive update. I was merging some forums together, and the forum software we use released a new version which lets me drag forums around to move them around, which makes life a lot easier. So I went ahead and moved all of the posts to a forum and moved the forum out, then deleted its previous parent category. That's an illustration of how it looks like. To me, it looked like it's on the after position. So when I deleted the category, I wasn't expecting the add-on to fail and also remove the category with the forum with all of the messages in. Unfortunately, it was actually the forum with all of our gaming discussions in. I've tried data recovery software but I can't find it. I have an old backup from February, which has a lot of the data. I tried importing the posts but threads and posts get mixed up and it makes no sense weirdly. I'll probably find a solution to recover the data from the backup which has a lot of the posts, but until then I really don't know. During the full day the board was on maintenance mode I've been trying to recover the data, and had a backup to revert the database to in a worst case scenario. Since the backup restoration didn't work I tried to restore the database backup, and guess what it didn't work, the file was empty. So we're on my experimental site. I removed most of my mess but there are probably a few issues, please point them out if you notice any. I'm not sure what to do about them. There are a few ideas I have, one of them is to pull posts out of an RSS feed from the old board being put live, that should get the posts back but not with the authors of the content. Merging databases didn't work either. I'm really pissed off about all of this, hopefully I can find a way to get a lot of the data back. There is a new General forum, and I'd really appreciate if we could make up for lost content. I've made a script to make backups every 24 hours and email any errors to me, backups are taken off-site onto a local hard drive in my house every week, where they are kept for 6 months. I had the script for this a while ago as well actually, but, guess what, it also failed. I'd appreciate your patience through this. There is an archived copy of our content you can find at web.archive.org (http://web.archive.org/web/20150315040344/https://www.gamingforums.net/#gaming.15 (the entire category)). Sadly it doesn't do much good if we can't pull it off there with the post owners there respectively. We lost about 300-400 posts, not including the staff forums which also had drafts of content, which took pretty damn long to write, so some really long 50 or so posts too. My message count personally went from 200 to 88.