As you will have noticed, the forum has serious stability problems related to database issues. You may see a database error or 503 service temporarily unavailable messages.

Official Word from IDG Communications

The problem is a database issue and we will need to upgrade and change this going forward.
This work can not happen until mid December as we have a backlog of dev work to do as we are migrating site to the US CMS.

As you know we want to keep it running this free service on the PC World NZ site and we are trying to keep it as stable as possible.

Please stress that our aim is to keep it running.
A banner page may appear explaining the problem and that the forum may be temporarily down. You may see this if it becomes completely unstable again.