|The system logs got so big on thrall that it was out of disk space, and not properly updating the password file. If you were having trouble logging in on thrall, try it again - it should be just fine now. :)
Database access, as well as personal VectorBoards, will be available when we re-open for signups. I'm in the process of writing the new signup system now. It'll be cool, and not vaporware either. I'm hoping to allow signups again in mid-march, after a very needed new shell server comes into play.