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.
its site is being very intermittent at the moment, one minute its working fine and at a usable speed then all of a sudden its like its slammed on the breaks!!! its making doing even simple things like navigation round the site difficult because it takes so long to load.
I'm sorry for all the slowness you've been experiencing over night. We hope the site back up to speed by around 10am or 11am this morning.
We were doing some preparation for the major site updates we'll be doing soon. This required some of the main sites server power and so there was a chance some people will have been experiencing the site being slower than usual at times.
As for the site update, I believe things are looking good and it should not be too long now before we are in a position to make the change - keep looking for announcements from us as to when it will be happening.