It has been brought to my attention that the notice I posted in red font in the forum header at the top of each page is not seen by everyone - ie. those who are using FireFox as a browser. So here is what the red notice says:

FORUMS ARE CURRENTLY SET TO 'READ ONLY'
WHILE UPGRADES AND MIGRATION ARE TAKING PLACE.
PM'S & PROFILE CHANGES MADE DURING THIS TIME
WILL NOT CARRY OVER TO THE NEW SERVER.
NEW REGISTRATIONS ARE DISABLED AT THIS TIME.