OK - it looks like we should be back to normal now.
The server we are on had a disk (space) problem that is now all sorted out (famous last words). This all 'stacks up' with what we've been seeing so hopefully I can get on with normal webmaster activities - rather than panic ones!
2. "RE: Postings back to normal..."
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Thanks for mentioning Pauline.
While I'm relieved the problem would seem to be explained and behind us three Threads did get clobbered and I can't really bring them all back.
Howver the links thread is back in it entirety, and the original Kevin O'Hare post is back, even if I can't conjure up your subsequent comment - I do hope you will reply to it again. Only one thread has totally gone - the Germaine Greer one. Sorry about that.