The forums at Cardinal Authority - and all other sites in the Scout.com network - went down on Sunday afternoon and remain down.
As of this time, we have no firm time table on when the forums will be back. Scout.com management have told us sometime today.
The origin of this outage is explained by Scout as a "routine configuration change to fix a slow-performing drive" that then caused various aspects of the system's stressed and obsolete datacenter to fail on Sunday.
Scout management has provided this network-wide statement: "We apologize for the forums issues this past week. They arise from having to replace obsolete hardware that had not been updated under previous ownership. These updates had originally been planned for after NCAA basketball season, to minimize intrusiveness, but we obviously now will be accelerating this work. We will do whatever it takes to provide stability, speed and capacity, but will err on the side of getting things right for the long haul as opposed to a Band-Aid approach."
Again, we apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your continued patience while it's being resolved.