FYI, we are in the process of moving to a more capable web site server. The end result will be that the forums and the rest of the site should run well, even when I go back and re-enable the features I shut off previously (like the “COPA Member” tag, etc.)
However – during the time of transition, there may be some disruptions to the server. Hopefully they will be minimized, and ideally you won’t even notice. But in the worst case, the site could be down for as much as a day or so.
Though I don’t know the exact timing of when the outages will occur, be advised that it may be anytime within the next week or so.
The end result, after this temporary pain is endured, will be better web performance and reliability.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions.