Some will hate it some will love it. Here is the deal: Donations have been down (virtually zero) and we have been burning through the development budget to keep the site online with ddos mitigation. Needless to say this is a dead end, especially since the mitigation in place fails to twarth the larger attacks without us shelling out even more. In other words, we were throwing money into a bottomless pit. Cloudflare is less expensive and while not a full mitigation provider deters similar attacks, especially those smaller in size. Most of all, overall performance and page load times for most parts of the site should improve, especially for our european visitors. Either way we're giving this a test run, we will see if this works out for us. I will also in the next few weeks be looking into the well overdue ssl support, but this might take a little longer to setup as wildcard certificates are rather expensive and pushing the forums into the root/community/ directory will require for us to look at the url rewrite engine. (wordpress / xenforo) I might not have explained it all correctly, nor do i know if everything comes across as it should. The bottom line is: If in the next few days people get weird warning pages and so forth: We're testing out a new service. Thank you.