Well, I'm very happy to see that a true community effort was set forth to return Retro to its origWAIIIIIT AAAAAA MINUTE!
This time, though, we weren't as lucky—not only did he delete the SQL for the forums and the wiki, but he also wiped the images directory, taking literally thousands of files hosted on our wiki with it. Normally this wouldn't be a problem—after all, we had been in the process of making more backups for such an occasion—but Scarred Sun hadn't finished making a full backup, and only had 1,000 or so of the 10,000+ files that were originally in the directory. In addition, the uploads directory on the forum suffered the same fate. As of now, we've managed to re-obtain about 1,500 of the lost files.
In order to combat this potential staggering loss, GerbilSoft stepped up to the plate and downloaded an image of the entire CulTNET HDD, running several diagnostic tools that would hopefully be able to scan the drive for any deleted files that might have still existed on the disc. After hours upon hours of downloading, transferring, and analyzing the disc image, however, it appeared that none of the deleted files existed on the drive any longer
Some of the reporting I did that you're mocking right now on the front page was actually correct
for a few fleeting moments, before GS and others via caches and such stepped up?