That's right, the dusty old Database script hasn't been forgotten about. Kudos go to Cannibal Harry and CyberBob, who have written up an extensive analysis of the Cortana letters as well as those enigmatic quotes that could be found on Bungie's original Halo website. Tons of thought provoking material here.
All is not lost, however. Anyone guilty of tinkering with Fear is certain to have noticed the tag called "internal formations", the only tag in the Formations group.