I've upgraded the forum software that runs the Somersoft forums - it now runs the same software we run here (although not as heavily modified as this site!). The main reason for the upgrade was for security reasons - the old forum software had some known vulnerabilities and was an easy target for hackers. I felt it was better to spend the time upgrading it to more modern software which is easier to maintain and upgrade when security fixed become available. Further to the security side of things, all member logins have been disabled and the hashed passwords that were previously stored in the database to allow people to log in, have all been removed. So even if the site was hacked, there is now no valuable information in the database beyond email addresses. The added benefit of upgrading the site is that even though you can't log in or add new posts, the site becomes more usable as a resource - the search engine works better, it is now mobile-friendly and performance should have improved as well. URL redirects have been put in place so all old links should work. If you do happen to come across a link from a search engine or from an 3rd party website which doesn't work (or just redirects to the forum home page), please let me know the original URL of the link and I'll investigate. If you have any difficulty using the Somersoft forums or questions about the content there, please email support AT somersoft.com or use the contact form on that site. I should note that Ian Somers has also been busy - he built a shiny new website for their business - somersoft.com.au - where you can buy PIA software and some of Jan's books.