On Sunday April 5, 2020 the hosting activity where our server is located upgraded to a new software package. The new package has a totally new framework for database programming — our Discussion Forum was coded using Perl, one of the languages affected.
Their implementation of this new software rendered programming written in the mid-90s DOA.
Unfortunately, there’s a do not resuscitate order on the forum.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to a bit of history and the lively discussions.