I haven't seen a thread about this so I'll bring it to the attention of our peoples
Yesterday I was plagued with Error 500, and a few other errors, that all meant generically the forum was down. Not the site itself. I checked. I tried the forum URL in different browsers and on my mobile device and still received the 500 Error.
But the site did repair itself and I was able to get on it, though it was very slow to load.
Tonight it largely gave up and I'd get a 500 Error for most of the evening, over two hours at least.
I assume it's something to do with the forum's servers having maintenance or somehow else going down.