The community forum will be upgraded to a new version of Discourse eminently. Forums may be placed into a read only state for a short while we make the transition.
Just a quick update. Everything is back up and the upgrade went smoothly. We’ll be making a few small changes but nothing that will impact uptime.
On a side note, if you have need of your own forum for a community site or your company I can’t recommend Discourse (what we use here) highly enough. If you have friends struggling with phpBB or Vanilla get them to make the switch. The Discourse team is ultra supportive, accommodating, and fantastic to work with.