Due to continuing and ongoing growth in members and usage, within the next week Netrider will be moving to a new server . It's likely to be during this weekend, but I will advise exact timings once I know. This move will be seamless to all users, with the exception of the forums and gallery which will need to be temporarily closed for a period of time that will be different for each user (see why below). This is necessary to ensure continuity of the forums and gallery databases (new posts/pictures etc.) during the move. What will this mean for you? The forums and picture gallery sections of Netrider will be offline for 12 - 36 hours whilst your ISP picks-up the new server location for Netrider. All other area's of the Netrider website will still be accessible. The forums and gallery will be set offline/inactive on the old Netrider server, and will be (almost) immediately active on the new Netrider server. Since some ISP's take as little as 6 hours to pickup the new server location of Netrider, others can take up to 24 and even 36 hours, the period of time you have to wait until your browser is coming to the new Netrider site will be different for everyone. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do to speed this up, and it's fully dependant upon your ISP's DNS configuration. The reason for the server move is to alleviate issues some have been experiencing via "service unavailable" messges from lots of usage, as well as allowing us room for future growth with even more usage Any questions? Now is the time to ask Some topical words from our last move in February .... Here's what you can expect with the forums ... 1. When the new server is all ready to go, the forums will be closed and you'll see a message of "Sorry, but this board is currently unavailable. Please try again later." 2. A DNS instruction will be submitted (known as DNS propagation) to inform your ISP's DNS server that netrider.net.au is now on a different server. Depending upon your ISP's configuration, it could take anywhere between approx. 4hrs and 36hrs for your ISP to receive this change notification. 3. Once your ISP has received the new location for Netrider, your browser will then come to the new server with the forums being open. All other areas of the Netrider website (calendar, links directory, ask vic|deb, membership, etc.) will continue to work fine during the server move time period, and you won't even notice any change.