We’re moving to a new server this morning that should help with the performance issues the site has been having during the past week. The process has started, but it will be a while before everything is transferred to the new server. Comments will be disabled while the database is being transferred to the new server.
UPDATE: The database move is complete. If you’re seeing this message, you’re in the right place! If you run into any issues, please report them as comments on this post.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: This post and the first update were actually written by the admin and not by me. Anyway, let me know how the new server works out.