Congratulations! You’ve made it to SharperIron 3.0.
You’ll have to create a new account for yourself unless you’re one of those I’ve notified that your account has already been created. Please understand that the unusually high volume of new registrations means that it’ll take a while for some of you to get approved.
This version of “3.0” is not quite what we had planned. I’ll spare you all the details of what went wrong.
The short version is that the tools for moving data from SI 2.0 to 3.0 seemed effective in testing, but proved to be a problem when it came time for the real thing. Database corruption resulted and this caused a great deal of strain on the server.
For various reasons, it was also not possible to go back to 2.0 after moving half way to the new system. Didn’t plan on burning any bridges, but discovered they’d gotten burnt anyway.
OK, the really short version is that the migraton was a total disaster.
The good news is that we still have the old data and we’ll eventually find a way to make it accessible. The bad news is that not even the user base from 2.0 was successfully migrated. You’ll have to create a new account for yourself unless you’re one of those I’ve notified about your account has already been created. Just click register.
So, sign up and enjoy the new site and please accept my apologies for the way this turned out. But it’s all uphill from here.