Welcome to the newest iteration of Emergency Bricks! After one of the most severe hiccups we've had in the past 10 years of operating the community, we ended up losing some critical databases resulting in the loss of thousands of posts, 970+ members, and other priceless user generated content. This embarrassing snafu was the result of storing backups on the same server as our main site, and we have since learned from this issue and addressed this to safeguard the community into the future.
Fortunately, we did have all over our gallery images and community submitted LDD files uploaded to a third party server for safe-keeping. We are in the process of restoring those and to date have restored over 6,000 images into the gallery. Be sure to browse around and claim yours if you see something that belongs to you. In the coming days the LDD file database will be restored after some technical issues are addressed.
As you can see, we are hoping to make this the best version of Emergency Bricks! to date. We have implemented many user requested features into this new iteration that we had been putting off for some time. This includes hopping onto the light/dark theme bandwagon and utilizing a custom theme that will support your personal preferences, as well as a modernized global chat for quick interactions with the community, and real-time personal conversations that are separate from the traditional community inbox system.
We hope to continue to develop and refine the site and allow your contributions to take a more front and center position on the website, highlighting the best you have to offer in your galleries, downloads, blogs, and clubs.
I am grateful to have @Sven at my side helping with the day to day community moderation and general upkeep so I can focus on the feature development and behind the scenes workload. He has proven to be an invaluable asset to not only me, but the community as a whole. As the community continues to (re)grow and expand, additional community staff will be onboarded as needed. A community notice will be posted if we have an opening for more staff.
In summary, I hope you find that although we suffered a large setback, we are hoping to utilize this fresh start of sorts to become better than ever. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the Emergency Bricks! community.