I’m moving the site to new servers, and it will be down for a period sometime in the next week or so. Ideally, it should take no more than a few hours, but you never know with these things. I’ll also be locking the discussion forums for a longer period prior to the move. That’s to prevent posts being lost when we make the transfer.
I’ll announce a specific date for the move early next week.
So if you find wordorigins.org unavailable on that date or that you’re locked out of creating new posts, this is the reason.
I’m also going to be upgrading the software underlying the site, but that’s a job for later in the summer. When that’s done, you should see some changes in the user interface. But there will be no visible changes to the site as a result of this initial move.