Humpty Dumpty Sat On A Wall

Well, fortunately for us, our fate is better than that of Humpty Dumpty. 24601 cut a family reunion on Cape Cod short to come back and fix what had been done.

For those of you just catching up here, the Lexicon was deliberately and maliciously hacked on Friday night, by people who didn’t like the posting policy on our forums. Stating that they were championing free speech by taking our site down they destroyed 99% of the blog and about 90% of the forums. Yes, our mind boggles too. Nonetheless, we are moving on. We could be angry and bitter, but that really wouldn’t solve anything. So, we are back. If this site is what you are looking for, fantastic. We are happy to provide something that works for you. If it’s not, no hard feelings. There are a ton of other Twilight sites out there. Check out Stephenie Meyer’s official site, there are at least 30 possibilities there and even more if you do a little exploring on Google.

Lastly, please bear with us was we get everything back in working order. We are probably going to be switching over to a new 3 column skin for the blog, so we aren’t putting too much into the design of this one since it’s a temp, but we really wanted to have something up rather than nothing. We are still working on resurrecting the forums, we hope to have them up in a secure fashion later this week. We have to make sure they are as hack proof as we can get them before we have to deal with this all over again.

If you are looking for the character bios, timeline, personal correspondences, etc. they are all back and not one word, typos and all have been changed. You can find them under the tab at the top above the picture labeled "The Lexicon". We’ve seen a lot of people saying "the Lexicon correspondence said…" and then we have been misquoted. You can see for yourself what is there, and if you don’t believe us check out Wayback Machine and  they will confirms it.

 Last, but not least, thanks to the support we have received from hundreds of individual emails, and from other sites. A huge shout out to His Golden Eyes, BellaandEdward.net, Twilight Moms, Twilight Series Theories, Twilight Teez, and Twilighters. You guys rock! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Alphie and Pel

Comments

  1. Glad you guys are back!

  2. futuremrsarchuleta says:

    YAY! IT is back! Did anyone else get an email from the s?

  3. Welcome back. You were sorely missed in our house. BTW, I like the new look, temp or not!

  4. Sarah-Lynn says:

    I’m so glad you’re back up!! It’s just awful what some people will do. Thanks for all of your hard work!

  5. Lucian Cullen says:

    woohoo. jeez all morning i’d been wondering how the heck to comment b/c this thing wasnt giving me a box to do so. i dont know about the rest of you, but im staying here and hoping we’ll get the site back up and running soon. i’ve only been here 2 weeks but i was looking forward to getting back on after the weekend and was pretty annoyed when i couldnt this morning. stupid hackers, i hope their computers fry grrrr.

    anyway, fellow members, feel free to email me, i need a twilight fix and the other boards i checked out just didnt do it for me so far. terrance.cochran@tata-bss.com

  6. I was so lost without the lex! Glad you’re back…yeah i got an email from the hackers,ugh

  7. Taking the freedom of speech off this site to protest freedom of speech is hypocritical and childish. Glad you are back.

  8. I am soooo glad you are back! I really have enjoyed the Lexicon!! THANKS! :)

  9. ReadingBeauty says:

    I got emailed as well from the hackers. I believe they sent it out to all the members (though due to some things I’m going through I haven’t been active. Good luck getting the site up and running again. I do suggest, however, that you find some sort of security system to protect the website, otherwise there is no telling that they will not attempt to hack in again. As for the hackers themselves; this was clearly an immature stunt for people who do not have a life and wish to ruin others because of it. I have no sympathy for whatever becomes of them.

    - RB

  10. So glad your back! Hackers are very immature

  11. Glad to see you guys back up! =D

  12. So glad you guys are back! It’s a shame people are so destructive, but I’m glad you didn’t give up! Thanks Lex Staffers! You’re the very best!

  13. Good to see you guys are back. I still can’t quite believe you guys were hacked. Well, I guess I can. But it’s still shocking to me because it’s like a whole new world of criminals (yes I will use that word) you know, that deals with hacking and viruses and things that can hurt just the same.

    futuremrsarchuleta – do you mean you got an email from the Lex? I did too. It said “your website was hacked :D” with “HAI HAI U U” in the title? Yep. That was weird.

  14. Lucian Cullen says:

    oh, and futuremrsarchuleta, i didnt get an email from the s….i dont even know what the s is. i hope it was good news.

  15. i got an email from the hackers too! i was so shocked! it said something like “HAI HAI U GUYS” and then it said the lexicon was hacked. thank goodness you’re back!

  16. I missed you guys! Twilightlexicon is the best place for Twilight info. So glad you are back. Thank you for all your hard work. The fans of Twilight appreciate it!

  17. Lucian Cullen says:

    oh THAT email. grrrrr, yeah, i saw that this morning. i thought and hoped it was just a joke until i got onto the site :( they deserve herpes or something. ok maybe thats a little extreme, but so was the immature b/s they did to the site.

  18. Thank you for persevering. I missed you guys!!

  19. yay I’m so glad you guys are back. stupid hackers :(

  20. I can’t believe someone would hack a fan site for a book! come on people don’t you have something better to do with your life, leave us alone!!

    I’m really glad you got it worked out though! Thanks for all the hard work! We missed you!!

  21. YAY! The Lex is back! I also got an email from the annoying hackers saying we are silly and stupid and that we got hacked with a nice little smiley face icon. GRRRRR!! Stupid people. Gald to have the Lex back and so glad it’s all getting better.

  22. Props to the LEX for taking the high road. I also got emailed and it took me a second to figure out what was going on, but when I did I was like O.O
    Some people are just “UGH”!
    Herpes? *laughs*

  23. What sad little pitiful lives these nit wits who took your site down must have. With all the stuff really wrong in the world they chose this avenue to make an illegal and childish statement. Maybe they will someday mature above a 10 year old and do something worthwhile with their lives. Glad you are back up!

  24. Ome!!! I am so glad that you guys are back. WE all luv you. and those hackers just have no lives and were trying to make themselves feel good. I AM SO HAPPY THE LEXICON IS BACK!

  25. I am so sorry this happened to you. YOu provide a great service to us Twilight fans and it stinks someone had to ruin that!

  26. I’m so glad you guys are back up! I don’t know what I would do without this site. Thanks for all your hard work!! :)

  27. Firstly, I’d like to say that at least I wasn’t the only one who got the hacker email. I was very taken aback by that and proceeded to scrub my hard drive just in case.

    Secondly, I would like to say that the people who did the hacking should be ashamed of themselves. Do you really have nothing better to do? I can’t even begin to express my anger, frustration, and all out bewilderment at the whole situation. Because of that (and because I’m sure you all feel the same way), I’m going to stop talking about it. No use wasting time or thought on it all (as one of the doctors I work with said: You can’t fix stupid).

    Finally, I would like to give a huge round of applause and Kudos to Alphie, Pel, 24601, and everyone else who runs this site. We, the obsessed, thank you guys for all of your tireless effort, your perseverence, and your over-all awesomeness in providing us Twilighters with a place to give in to our dark and squishy side. We all love you, and we support you!

  28. Glad your back. Chin up!

  29. Oh, I am so glad that you guys made it back because you are my very favorite Twilight fan site, and I missed you!! Thanks for working so hard for all us Twilighters and know that you are greatly appreciated by thousands. It’s crazy the lengths some people will go to ruin the fun of others. So good luck and thanks again. You guys are awesome!

  30. I was so happy to see this site back. I knew it would be off all weekend, but I still compulsively checked several times per day. Y’all are doing a great job, and the other 99.999% of the Twilight fans love you. Stupid hackers – obviously don’t understand the difference between free speech and criminal activity. Welcome back! (dancing around computer)

  31. CoolsocksSam says:

    I’m so happy to see you guys back up =] I was seriously deprived of twilight news while you were gone. x] its so sad that people would do that, but at least we have the problem fixed.

  32. Sherry Ann says:

    WELCOME BACK!!You were missed!

  33. elizabeth says:

    so glad you are back! definitely missed you guys!

  34. Yay! I’m glad it’s back. This is the best fansite in my opinion. And I kind of like this new layout. :)

  35. I’m so glad you are persisting through and not allowing the mindless acts of a few to affect you (the organizers of the site) and the countless numbers of us (the fans). Thanks again for pulling through for us! ;)

  36. Hey, never commented before, but I enjoy checking the site and was sad to hear how some people choose to “exercise” their right to freedom of speech. Pretty pathetic! Anyway, glad your back!

  37. SO glad you’re back! It’s really a shame what people will do. Ridiculous! THanks to 24601 and all of the Lex! You guys rock!

  38. hey… i’m really glad the lax is back… i was missing it while it was down! i can’t wait to start posting again. thanks for all the hard work you guys are putting into the lex! i doin’t thin i could go to another site considering i like this one more! ^^ keep working hard… it all pays off in the end! anyway thanks again!

  39. Danny Chipman says:

    I hate how people “champion” free speech (or what they consider to be free speech) on PRIVATE PROPERTY. If I don’t want someone cussing in my house, I have every right to throw ‘em out.

    If the party responsible is ever caught for this or any other hack job they may have done, I hope they’re prosecuted to the full extent of the law and spend some time in jail/pay a massive fine for their vandalism. That might wipe the smile off her moronic face.

  40. Danny Chipman says:

    Following up on my last comment–I assume it’s a “her” because most of the commenters on the Lex seem to be female.

  41. Happy Twilighter says:

    Hey i am so happy you guys are back and if u need any ehlp putting the site back together i would e happy to help i love the twilight series adn you guys almost as much

  42. is good to see the lex is back, i recive email telling me the “your site it had been hacked ” but inmature people i can belive it ! well changig topics i was glad to see elphie and pelirroja in the bracking dawn realise in borders penn station, i was really happy to met you guys (i was the one who say pelirroja with the accent lol lol )
    so happy to see you guys back :)

  43. Lucian Cullen says:

    now im sitting here wishing i had any clue as to who any of you are, and maybe thinking i should put my real name instead of my username on my comments hehe oh well, glad someone thought the herpes thing was funny.

    its great, they cry about free speech but apparently being a hypocrit isnt wrong at all, morons. im going to leave a flaming bag of wolf poo on their doorsteps later. anyone want to join me? *wicked smile* if they still call themselves “fans” after this crap then they should be ashamed of themselves. i highly doubt Stephenie is going to be smiling over it either :(

  44. Lucian Cullen says:

    oh, and this might help everyone a bit. but just think of this as being kinda like when we couldnt post leading up to the release of Breaking Dawn. just sit back, anticipate, and be ready to enjoy when we can post again :) the admins and mods deserve a major vacation after this one.

  45. edward<3sbella says:

    im really glad you guys are back, and i agree it’s ridiculous that someone would hack you!! keep it up, this ite is the main place i get twilight news!!

  46. Pam Rowden says:

    I’m so sorry about the hackers. I really missed you guys. You do a great job! I look at your website everyday. Welcome back!

  47. Vamptastic says:

    My account was deleted somehow I think… :( Anyway I’m so glad your back up!

  48. motherofabella says:

    Thanks Pel, Alphie, 24601, mods, etc., for all the hard work you do. Herpes? I was thinking of something a little harder to suppress as a hex to put on the hackers. Still working on that one. And free speech protection provided by the Constitution applies to public forums – this is a private site (not that anyone’s rights or liberties have been violated anyway… give me a break). A pox on the hackers and did everyone enjoy BD as much as I did?!? :)

  49. I feel so bad for you guys! Best of luck finding the people who did this and good job getting the site up and running again so quickly! I truly applaude! I love this site, and I really appreciate all that you do!
    Ally

  50. Kristin Cullen says:

    yay you’re back!!!!!
    i’m sorry that you guys got hacked, but nonetheless you’re back & good as ever!
    Looking forward to visiting the lexicon everyday again ^_^

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