We know that the situation on the forums is frustrating. I myself have been logged out multiple times just trying to write the most recent update in the Official News section.
Due to the length of the downtime, there has been a MASSIVE crush of users trying to find out information. Unfortunately, the nature of load balancing and scaling of web services, even when automatic, is not something that happens instantaneously. From the time this issue started happening to even now, we have been in contact with our Forums provider to dramatically ramp up our scaling for the forums.
We are working to get ahead of the problem for both today as well as in the future. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we sort through these issues.
Thank you for being part of our awesome community!