UPDATE: Forums back up and running - we are monitoring but so far all seems fine. It will be a band-aid fix until we get the new site up and operating - which we are envisioning by Easter.
Sorry all, we had quite a few issues with the hosting company - we have now moved server - this took longer than expected waiting for the DNS change to propogate over the internet to point to the new server..
We've been working non-stop to get it back up and running but had to wait for nearly 40hours for the site to propogate (usually it only takes a couple of hours!)..
Sorry again for the delay in your daily surfing and thanks to all those people who called or emailled to remind us it was down - and no you haven't been banned for those people concerned they were!
We are experiencing some issues with the forums database and something is flooding the site with requests which is stalling the site. For now we have had to block the forums while we work to sort the problem.
We will endeavour to have the site up as soon as possible.
Geoff and the Melband/Ausband team..