Despite Timbo's best efforts and negotiations, it has become clear that the original Mailwatch, all the backups, and all our bons mots were lost in the fire that destroyed our hosts' premises in Strasbourg.
That this could happen in 2021 is as remarkable as it is disastrous. But we are where we are.
It gives our community to rebuild and to try to regain some of the camaraderie of old, so let's do just that.
In practical terms, everyone will need to re-register and, in order to keep the spambots at bay, all registrations will need to be manually approved - hopefully, we will be able to achieve this without too much fuss or delay but please be patient.
Our previous standards apply, even if they're not published at the moment, but the main principles remain unchanged. If we stick to these, we'll be fine;
Fuck the Tories.