Haha! Ok, so at some point our database went nuts and the server facepalmed causing everything else to do a few barrel rolls. I'm still not 100% sure at this point what's been going on. However, I kicked the MySQL box a few times and we got some response. While it seems as though the game is fairly operational at this point, I'm pretty sure it's a bit unstable. We may lose a wheel around the next turn.
That being said, chat is borked. (Yes, borked.) By unstable I mean there's a possibility of losing progress at this point in your save state so, don't do anything extreme until we get this sorted out. Chillax, get some hacks, cash and exp but don't work yourself over it.
For those that find it unacceptable for accidents to happen; you've been warned. No goodies will be given out if you hack the planet and it doesn't get saved. ;)