Upate: My original post is below, but as of the evening of November 10, I cleared my cookies and cache again and the forum returned to working order for me.
Previous Outage Message that applied to part of 11/8 and went through part of 11/10:
I don’t have anything official to report, but for me the forum appears to be in a state of suspended animation. I am able to post though it takes a long time and I cannot open posts to respond overall. I’m not sure what is causing it although we did get an official update much earlier than outages should be expected today.
It is the same maintenance that has been ongoing for several weeks and right now it seems to be causing a major problem with functionality. I just wanted to post this for anyone who can see it so they would know it was not just them. Hope your sales grow while the forum takes a nap!