Sorry for the down time this morning from approximately 8:45am to 9:15am. We seem to be fixed and back up and running now. I'm not sure what the problem was yet, but am waiting for feedback about it.
I'll enquire about the slowness and short periods of down time last night too. Though we were moving a copy of our development site on to the main servers last night in preparation for the go live of the release in a few weeks timee, so I feel that is probably the likely cause of the issues last night.
Im not sure, lately on TSR i get horrid lag and slow refresh rates.
Also your get method (get/ showthread or whatever) failed/crashed, resulting in a screen saying proxy error or something of the like (cant remember now, but it was early hours of the morning).
This coming week we're approaching the final stages of our migration over to vBulletin 3.8 and should therefore expect a little slowness at times. Namely later in the day when our developers in Canada are performing various tests.
This however should not make the site crash or render it inaccessible, nor should it give prolonged slowness.
We do also have scheduled downtime for midnight Wednesday 15th for roughly 1.5 to 2.5 hours which will mean the site is out of action between that time. This is subject to change, but will let people know/update the announcement if this is the case.