We have finally finished the forum upgrade to a better more efficient system. The change-over took longer than expected (about 4 hours) despite previous tests as we had some admin work to do before it could be re-opened to the public.
The back-end is now load-balanced across two dual-processor servers with 1GB of memory each. This will hopefully help improve the server load during peak times and speed up response times. It may take us some time to get the figures balanced to achieve peak efficiency, so please bear with us. If you have problems with the forums, please post in the "Talk to the Staff" forum. [seb]