Sunday, September 30, 2007

WMA Site And Forum Restored

A WMA salute and a ton of personal thanks to the WMA's resident volunteer code guru Chuck (HellMonitor) for once again answering our cry for help at a moment's notice. If it were not for him we'd be eternally stuck at ezboard and probably the only site content we'd have would be a dozen static html pages on

Last week he was able to perform a major miracle and somehow repaired the WMA Forum and database which was thought to destroyed. And last night he was kind enough to stop by, install the CMS software and help me add back almost all of the remaining non-forum content.

Essentially he is the WMA's Dr. Frankenstein, using his incredibly skills to bring to life an entire website that otherwise would be a pile of inanimate parts. I can't thank him enough.

Sunday, September 16, 2007



Our host has just confirmed the WMA SMF Forum ( was hacked on Saturday, September 15 at 11:15am EST. According to their tech support "The attack at hand appears to have been a SQL injection attack"

We are waiting to see if they can restore the Forum to an earlier time prior to the attack and also waiting to hear back from HellMonitor to see if he can somehow salvage the Forum if the host is unable to. Last night after we realized there was no quick fix and know way of telling how long the WMA SMF Forum would be down, or if it could be repaired, we redirected the ENTER button on home page ( & to link to the old WMA ezboard rather than the damaged WMA SMF Forum. All WMA communication will be redirected to the WMA ezboard until further notice.

In the meantime, we need your help.

Since it looks like most of the membership has the forum bookmarked rather than the .org splash page and there is no way to replace the error message on the hacked forum page with a message that redirects them to the ezboard, we need everyone who is reading this to e-mail or notify as many members as they can about what happened and that we have been forced to relocate back to ezboard once again. You can either send them to and have them hit ENTER which will now bring them to the WMA ezboard, or send them to the WMA ezboard url: