I'm finally able to post after not being able to do so since Friday.
If a long-term outage happens like that again, I might suggest that you communicate to the forum members either via the blog or through messages on the forum. Granted there was a tweet a few days ago and that "Pardon the interruption message" but it wasn't very detailed as to the nature of the outage nor the expected time posting would be down. So I'd have to check occasionally to see if everything was up or not.
I'm sure you all were busy handling whatever was wrong...but it would have been nice to get a few updates occasionally.