This is a heads-up that we’re in the process of making some major site upgrades today. After nearly a decade of using the same forum system, we’re migrating over to a new one which we think will be a vast improvement on the old one. Sue to the volume of posts it was slightly suffering.
While all this is going on in the background, some functionality on the site will be not be working as intended such logging in to post on the news here. The process has to be done in stages, there’s over a decade of posts to move, user accounts to switch, and other parts of the the site that connected with the forums.
We are working around the clock to get this done but it will take time to get the basic forum functionality back. We are prioritising the order in which we are working on things, the forums taking top priority
Thanks for your patience, but it will be worth it to improve your experience on the site.