Our discussion forum server (https://discuss.pirateparty.org.au) went down early Sunday morning 6th November 2016 due to a complete failure of the storage array the server was attached to at our hosting provider. This failure has resulted in data loss to accounts and posts.
If you created an account after July 18th 2016, you will need to recreate your account.
After Sunday’s hardware failure it became apparent that we didn’t have adequate backup processes in place for this system, and our IT people have worked backwards from the possibility we may have to accept a complete reset, to luckily a more recent restoration of this system as at July 18th 2016. Which means all data from the last ~3.5 months has been lost, this is a fact which deeply annoys and saddens me personally, since these forums have been one of our Party’s most used and useful platforms for encouraging participation and discussion (plus I hate being the barer of bad news).
The National Council will be discussing and reviewing this incident further over the coming days and weeks, I’m sure we’ll have more to say. For now though, we are happy to have restored this system and unfortunately have to ask everyone to continue from where we last left off.