Finally, after over a week of round-the-clock effort by our dauntless webmasters, nina.com is functional once more. It looks better than ever and most of its components are operational once again.
Alas, as I said would be the case, the free to all open forums are conspicuous by their absence. Sorry about that. It isn't a matter of "knuckling under" (as one of our friends rather painfully characterized it) so much as a reality-based decision meant to protect not only Nina but forum participants as well. Without going into potentially sensitive technical details, suffice it to say that the DOS attack we suffered was surprisingly sophisticated and suggests that the confidentiality of contributors to a discussion space unprotected by firewalls of any sort and linked directly to a paid porn site would be difficult to assure.
We are looking into alternatives and hope to re-open the doors to public comments on sexuality, politics, technology, history, religion and all the other great topics that made the nina.com forums what they were. Give us a little time to come up with a solution that works reliably to the benefit of all concerned.
Meanwhile, again, thanks to everyone here for their encouragement in what was a very difficult time for both Nina and me.
Good friends are truly rare, and we're glad we've got so many of them on this blog and in the many other places where this incident was reported and righteously denounced.