Update on the message board situation... Unfortunately, the company responsible for hosting Ash's website, wiserhosting.com
decided that as the message boards were linked from another website, this constituted a breach of their terms and conditions. They gave five days' notice (coincidentally during the two weeks we happened to be on holiday without internet access) before irretrievably
deleting the offending information, i.e. the entire database for the message board, including all user information and posts. Understandably we are a little miffed at this. Especially as since we feel the message board was a site in its own right, and not a resource that was annexed to and accessed by another website (any more than might be expected on the World Wide Web, a system which, after all, functions through websites being interlinked), we don't consider that we were in breach of the user agreement at all.