Because we know you might curious as to why we were down today, we wanted to pass on to you what happened.
Earlier today we were subjected to a denial-of-service attack called a "SYN flood" that took down our web servers for several hours. We were aware of it immediately after it happened, but it took a while to get everything back up and running.
I asked Howard for a statement and he had this to say:
"I believe the hacker group 'Pay Phone Posse' was responsible for the attack, blaming us for the demise of pay phones worldwide. I have word that they also hit some other cell phone related sites today. I believe their plan was to execute the DOS attack and then hang themselves with their telephone cords."
If you're curious about what a SYN flood is, Wikipedia has an article about it here.
Humor aside, all of us at HowardForums apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.