The Ubuntu Forums are currently down for maintenance. For the last several days they suffered several outages and slow performances. Canonical sysadmins have been doing basic maintenance until the database and the hardware needed intensive care. The forums will be down for some time again, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. Many thanks to fo0bar who has been with us for over 24h now.
Edit : Forums have been back up around 21:00 UTC.
Edit2: The Forums are still down, further news when it becomes available.