As some of you may have noticed, the Realm of Eternal Rain has been under attack from malicious crawler bots within the last three months. The result of these attacks has led to a loss of artwork, stories, and our sole project, Aaron's cosplay project. Even the update log has suffered as a result of these attacks. Fortunately, I have been able to restore most of this data using backups issued by my host Zernebok, with varying levels of success. There's still some data missing, which I may need to replace manually at some point.
In the wake of these attacks, I have decided to address this issue head-on and improve overall site security. In addition to adding an additional login system to the administration area, I have also taken a further step and added reCAPTCHA forms to both the Submissions and Contact forms, which hopefully will cut down on the amount of spam I've been receiving. At this moment in time, I can't say for certain that RoER is now completely bot-proof, so I'll be monitoring both the site's database and my inbox closely just to be sure.
As always, please report any bugs or issues you have with the site either by email, or here on the forums - especially where missing content is concerned, given the nature of this update.
Eh, I don't think it was anyone specific with a grudge - crawler bots can do all sorts of weird things to a website if it's not looked after properly. It was the same reason why the older boards were overrun with spammers before I had to step in and shut it down.