As I am sure you have all noticed by now, IRBGamer has been down for a while. You have probably seen some pretty interesting pages in the last few weeks. Unfortunately on February 14th, our host was hacked resulting in the loss of our site and a crippled database. With this brought lots of struggles to bring it back up and resulted in a lot of changes.
Initially, we thought we would be able to salvage the site, at least according to our host. They fixed our database but later somehow it went down again. Unfortunately, that resulted in the old school IRB theme from back when we first launched the site and only a few of the very first articles ever written, leaving us with a huge gap. We have spent the last two weeks trying everything we could to restore our website and missing content with no luck. Still today, our previous host is completely unresponsive to our tickets.
We are looking at this in only a positive light, as a new beginning for IRB. We will continue to do the best we can to restore all old articles and only ask that you bear with us. We appreciate all our subscribers and readers. We want to thank you for sticking by us and we hope that you continue to.
With all this came some unfortunate changes to staff. We’ve lost Jill Dembowski; the Editor-In-Chief, Billy and Timmy; two amazing writers. We are very sad they parted from IRB but wish them all the best in their future endeavors. Doors were never closed on our end, so who knows if we may get the liberty of seeing a special review or write up or maybe two.