What was the big upgrade all about? :)
There's a News page (http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/index.cgi/target=news) for a reason. ;)
Ahh, a secret method of frustrating NS addicts... I see. A saditic intervention of sorts...
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It was the work of the Devil,
no wait I used the Amish bit already,
theallegedly did some majic mumbo jumbo on the forums to make them more stable and less Demonic.
IN ENGLISH: They basically won't crash every other time you try to post to them. After you've actually managed to log on to them, that is.
Actually, the news section sums it up as
No, that didn't seem to help at all. Okay, out with the new and in with the old! NationStates will go off the air shortly while we put the forum back the way it used to be.
Which means, tried to make things better, but the solution was worse then the problem so nothing has changed as of yet.