Have you ever heard that phrase. “he was a victim of his own success?” That's pretty much what's happening to the TWiP Forums.
When we relaunched the TWiP website a while back we made the call to use WordPress Forum software from Simple-Press.com. Unfortunately, due to the increase in traffic it looks like we underestimated the amount of stress the software would have to withstand. And as a result over the past several weeks, you may have noticed sluggish and unpredictable behavior in the forums.
All of this came to a head last night when the forums decided they would no longer display correctly for users not logged in. Things work ok when you're logged into the site. Not cool.
So, we've temporarily taken the forums down to investigate this issue. While simultaneously evaluating new forum software. If you have any comments or suggestions for new forum software please sound off in the comments below.
Apologies for the inconvenience, the TWiP Forums will be back online soon — and better than ever.
We'll chalk it all up to “growing pains”.