Let's get this out of the way... it's not an April Fool's Joke. :-)
Part 1 of the big upgrade was to move to vBulletin 4. Thanks to yesterday's fun, that was fast tracked.
So now Part 2, moving servers. We're going to be moving over to the Cloud server environment at Rackspace. I've done some testing and it seems to be working well in its new home, so now I'm going to make the move tonight.
I'll be closing the site down briefly to export out the database, and then I'll import it in the new location. It'll then take about 2 days for everyone's DNS to switch over to the new location. But you'll be able to access the site using a temporary address immediately.
Once I start the import, the old BAUT forum will live on for a couple of hours. Nothing will be stored or saved, but we'll keep it running so you can make your disposable comments. Then when the import is complete in the new location, I'll close the old location permanently.
And if everything goes haywire, we'll still have the old server to retreat to.
Thanks, stay tuned.