The site is currently configured to show the following banner on all site pages to any visitors coming from Russian or Belarusian IP addresses. I'm speaking with the Ukrainian publisher of Tolkien's works, and it is really horrible what they and their families are going through right now.

I realize that this opens up the site to a political thread that is only very tenuously connected to our normal day-to-day conversations - let's see if we can be civil and keep it to replies here (or in private messages). The ability to mute threads is coming very soon for those that have no interest in this type of digression.

TolkienGuide strongly condemns the actions the governments of Russia and Belarus are committing in Ukraine in your name. Information on what is happening can be read at the BBC through secure, anonymous methods that your governments are trying to prevent you from seeing. The BBC provides additional details about the announcement below at this website.

https://www.bbcnewsd73hkzno2ini43t4gbl ... nv7t2rccijh7745uqd.onion/