Ok, well NOW the desktop site is working for me. Still, this is super annoying. I think we should have an interim backup plan for communication next time the forum goes down; I'm thinking of posting a link on the main site for whatever backup site we use to make sure people know where to go. I'd rather not use someone else's forum except as a last resort, and I doubt many people here are that enthusiastic about Buffy.
EDIT: Strangely enough I could only get the webcached version of the main page of the forum while on chrome, but the live version of every other page works fine. I think I'll bookmark every subforum for now.
We don't really talk about Buffy as much these days given it went off the air more than 10 years ago. Right now, there's the usual debate about the myriad crimes of the Obama administration, so it's business as usual (it's why I took a breather for over a year, yes there's some to varying degrees who agree with that and some of us who ... agree with less of it.)
Anyway, that's beside the point. If there's a failure here again and everything else fails including the backup plan, we're ... well, you're (I've been there on and off for more than a decade) all welcome there as a point to regroup, get a message out or whatever. Like I said, if the building's on fire and you have to meet somewhere as designated by a fire drill, well, it's there if you need it.
I can't see how exactly it would ever be needed (plarblman's idea is better, good job there) but ... well, it's there if all else fails, for what that's worth.