OK all, there is a reason for it right now. Here is the scoop from on high...
We are currently transferring a large amount of data to this server. It is causing a noticable slow down in the site and unfortunately we couldn't avoid doing it. It should only last for a couple more hours, and I apologize. I know it's annoying and frustrating.
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