I will be updating the forum to the latest version which is a major release rather than an incremental security / bug fix version. This may render some mods (mainly admin side) incompatible and the current style I am using is not compatible with the new version. I will have to make some changes but once the upgrade is complete the forum may revert to the default style with no site logos etc.
I'll read through what I need to do but the forum will be unavailable on the 18th and possibly 19th of January (if I get time and nothing else crops up) so bear with us and it will be available again from the 20th if nothing goes wrong. I will try it on a test version of the site running on a server at home but that isn't configured the same as the server this site runs on. Fingers crossed it will be fine.
I will also find out how I can try and stop the spam registrations which are able to bypass Cloudflare and the anti-spam system on this site. The latest version of xrumer spamming software is quite clever so I'll have to do some research on how to stop it.