So after a solid week of running backups on the site to make sure I didn't screw anything up (the site is so big now that backing it up alone is an endeavor), I went in a flushed the database and rebuilt it. Something went horribly wrong and since we rely so heavily on mods for this software, figuring out what is causing it is nightmarish in scope. Long story short (too late), the site is back up and running (i think). (edit: And judging from still not being able to upload images...there is still a ways to go.)
This was a long outage and I apologize... Life has not been... great... lately and to be perfectly honest, this site was the last thing on my mind. I have logged in once or twice over the last few weeks, felt completely disconnected and overwhelmed and literally turned it right back off.
I'm sure none of you want to hear the sob story, but it has been one emotionally devastating thing after another for almost three solid months now. Looking back, any individual piece of the this year's shitstorm is enough to knock the wind out of me, but it feels like life right now just won't let me catch my breath. This isn't a punch in the stomach, this is emotionally going up against Holly Holm and to be honest, it's all I can do right now to just keep getting up.
This is sounding more sad-sack than I care for, so we'll leave it there.
I have some time... if i can get myself motivated, I'm going to dig in and try to solve some issues around here. Thanks to everyone for being patient, loving and awesome... and if anyone wants to help me research possible solutions to the image upload problem, I will be happy for the help and/or suggestions.