Whenever something board-related happens, we post about it in the News and Announcements section of the forum, letting you know what happened [unless it's downtime, 'cause you can't access the board, then.]
However, many of you elect to not read these and, instead, bombard us with instant messages and PMs, asking "omg wtf happened?!" If you guys would take the time to see if there was an announcement or message posted about it, you wouldn't have to do that. And, honestly, after posting a message about it, I [and the other admins] shouldn't be getting IMs asking "what happened? I don't get it," because we explained it already.
Please read these announcements and you, too, can save the sanity of one of your administrators. Captain Planet says, "The power is yours!"