Yesterday, on the 27th of August, our non-forum databases got an upgrade. They were migrated from the old server which hosted them to a new server in a new location. This new server contains an upgrade from our old server's version of MySQL to a newer one. The result of all this is that the server which powers some of our site sections (like the Rooms of Doom over at ) will be able to handle a higher load than the old server. This means that you should see a faster response time from those sections of the site and they can handle more demanding Web traffic. So please, if you haven't used some of the non-forum sections of our site lately, then by all means, you should give them a try now. I think you'll like what you find!