We’ll be migrating the forum to a different hosting provider tomorrow (May 11th) starting at 6AM Eastern / 11AM UK / 12PM Central European time. This process may take between 1-2 hours. When we begin the process, we’ll be putting the forum into read-only mode, so that we can take a clean backup and restore it on the new provider without losing any posts that might be made in the intervening time. While in read-only mode, no one will be able to create new topics, or respond to existing ones. There will be a banner at the top of the forum identifying read-only status. As soon as the migration is complete, you should be able to login and post as usual.
Our new provider, Discourse.org, is the primary author of the open-source forum software that runs this forum, and has a great track record hosting open communities like ours. We’ve been thankful for their support in helping us plan the migration, and look forward to working with their team in the months and years ahead.