Due to unforeseen circumstances and network issues, we had to delay the routine maintenance scheduled for today. It is now rescheduled to be done on the 24th. This maintenance is vital and allows us to keep our servers in tiptop shape by resolving any potential issue that are detected. We do expect that this maintenance last an entire day since we plan to force our RAID to be checked for consistency.
It is recommended that archive-divers save a local copy of any threads they wish to read during this scheduled downtime.
UPDATE: (2013-08-24 @ 09:20 UTC) The routine server maintenance was partially completed. We have decided to postpone the RAID consistency check until our next scheduled maintenance window and resulted in a much smaller period of downtime.