Just so no one is caught off guard, according to the status page at the wiki
, the forums will enter a brief period of read-only mode tonight as daveh performs some maintenance:
20:00 EST 13 December 2011 -- Planned Maintenance -- All apps will be switched to using db2 as a read/write database in order to perform repairs on db1. There will be a minimal period (~5 minutes) of things being in read-only mode.
Please don't be alarmed if you happen to log in at this time! Consider it a good chance to catch up on some reading. Please shoot the Staff a PM if you've any questions.