NOTICE: Forum upgrade

I know this isn't necessarily the relevant forum section, but this part gets a lot of hits ...

The moderators have been advised by the forum administrators that the forum software will be upgraded soon. The exact time is a bit unclear, but apparently 9:30 am on Friday (today, I guess). I'm not sure which time zone that is.

The purpose of the upgrade is to improve the forum response times, and make dealing with the thousands of spammers that we get every week, easier.

As a result the forum may conceivably be offline or slow for a while. Please be patient. If you can't get on try again tomorrow or after a few hours.

I'll sticky this notice until such time as the upgrade is complete.

Alert! Forum upgrade is apparently starting ...