i see there up and running at CPF again

the library for references is open once more

seems to be down again for me...

I think they pulled it down to fix Tapatalk.

just looked and it is definitely open

Tandem pulled it down for a few minutes to fix some formatting.

I see that no one was able or willing to restore any of the Budget Forum threads lost since Nov. '10.

The recovered posts were only the first post in the thread, so not of that much use except for reviews and even that was so-so since Selfbuilt had backups and could have reposted them anyway. But I imagine the problem for budget lights is the feed reader or whatever it was they used to recover the posts, probably couldn't read budget lights since you have to be logged in to see those. Yet another way they bash budget lights . . .