The forums got hacked into and the site went offline. I ended up deleting a bunch of files on the server - enough that the old forum install of ipb 3.4x wasn't working anymore. So here is a brand spanking new ipb v4.0x!
There are a bunch of new features and faster interface and what nots. I myself have to explore this brave new ipb4 interface, but overall everything seems faster and cleaner, and it should work better on mobile phones and slow connections.