Bookmark the following URL:
If you ever try to access the Early Retirement forum, but can't get on, go to that site to find out what's happening. That is, you'll find out if other people are also having problems.
Hopefully, the administrators of this forum (The Early Retirement Forum) will post a thread there whenever a problem has developed, stating what's wrong and when it might be fixed.
I'm not sure this will work, and I don't want to spend much time administering it, but it could be valuable next time the servers go down.
What do you think?