I was away at my honeymoon and internet connections from Jamaica suck (at least from the Sandals resort in Whitehouse). There was some awry code coupled with persistent spammers that caused havoc. My heartfelt thanks to Carthik for trying very hard to fix things, I just could not get to the right tools in time and he did not have enough access credentials.
Everything should be back to normal. Thanks for your patience and to everyone that wrote in to report problems.