Looks like we don’t have to worry too much longer. The staff at Reef Central posted this on their site:
Hello RC Members.
Sorry for the interruption. We’ll be back in a little while, I need to check something.
To the folks spreading rumors and making up quotes, it’s pretty sad when you have to resort to lying to try and get members.
The truth is that during an upgrade to mySQL we encountered an error that needed to be corrected. Unlike most sites, our database is very large and routine checks can take quite a long time to run. That’s one of the reasons why we’re one of the few sites that runs a full nightly backup. We’ll be back this morning with virtually zero data loss. Sorry to disappoint the folks forging the emails.
Slander and libel are pretty serious things.
I’m vastly relieved as RC is a superior source for knowledge and info.