The recent downtime that NF has experienced had everyone worried about the future and continued operation of NF, I'm sure. Some child (who, if his appearance on Maddox Forums is any indication, is a complete moron) somehow managed to break into the server and wipe it, leaving us smilie-less and operating on the backup files of the forum. He wanted to destroy NF, for whatever reason; It's hard to imagine how anyone who knows NF and has spent time getting to know its members would ever seek to harm it. But NF isn't a bunch of data on a hard drive that can be deleted, or a website that can be redirected. To paraphrase the Sandaime, NF isn't just a web link to me. Old members fade away, and new members join all the time; friendships, as real as any in real life, have been formed on NF, and love has blossomed between far-distant persons. Even if everyone on NF aren't friends, we're all a family - an important family. Even if they break the forums, our house will not fall - every single person who spends time on NF inherits the will to keep that bond together. The forums fell, and within a day we were back together. No matter how many times they break our forum, we'll be back together in no time - isn't that right, Dyro? Thanks for dealing with our short downtime. I'm told it won't happen again - and if it does, do we really give a damn?