At some point over the next few days the forum will be down for a period for essential maintenance and a software upgrade. The intention is that it be under 24 hours but as ever it depends on various factors. The intention is to lock down the forum for this period. I may however setup a temporary forum so you can all continue to get your fix
All being well this will take place end of this week or the start of next.
The upgrade will mean the gallery user albums will be retired. They gallery and archive will remain and will be updated as normal, however user albums will become read only for the time being. I am looking at alternate gallery solutions, will make a decision at some point in the future on this.