So, the Boar’s Head Tavern appears to be out of action until further notice. The website host, Bluehost – that’s Bluehost, write it down so you don’t forget to ignore them next time you’re looking for web space – has yanked the site for using too many resources.
Michael Spencer has set up a temporary blog providing information on the situation. Plus quite a lot of the BHT fellows are now on Twitter: look out for replies to @boarshead or using the #bht tag. (A reminder you can find me on Twitter here.)
This is a very sad event for the Christian blogosphere, but I’m sure if we’re patient we’ll find the BHT is back up and running, and hopefully in a more reliable way than it was with Bluehost.
Update: it’s worse than we feared. Looks like Bluehost have cancelled the BHT and are refusing access to the data. So it looks like the BHT as we knew it is basically dead. Gone, finished, zapped, eaten. Quite extraordinary.
Further update: Hah! Another triumph for the Halton “gloomy spiral” (as my wife calls them). Apparently Michael is now reporting that he has cPanel access to the site, so can download the database containing the 60,000+ posts on the site. Pub-themed group blogs will return to the darker corners of the blogosphere, d.v.! Watch this space…