For anyone who nearly had a heart attack when they saw the forum down earlier today, those fears can now be put to rest. Scott reported that there was server maintenance occuring due to some optimization upgrades.
I've noticed a big improvement in browsing speed (at least so far today) and hopefully those old stalls and hang ups that used to happen more than often are now a thing of the past.
Now let's have a GIF party to celebrate! Thank you Scott!