As long as we don't have access to an offsite status page or something equivalent, this will continue on the next outage. You can talk about how this forum has a certain purpose but don't expect the next wave to follow when there are little alternatives. I'm not defending the whiners mind ya, (and I'm not saying the recent posts were whiners.) but you gotta understand that these things happen and not opening a communication channel for these troubles is just asking for it. Especially when a forum already exists.
On permanent hiatus...