Yes as Darth said, we have had to, sort a short period, switch to registered users only. This is due to the volume of traffic we are getting. Recently, Alexa.com, which tracks Lucasforums has shown that we have had a 180% increase in traffic recently, especially with the release of Empire at War. The forums for Empire at War have been extremely busy - even more popular than the official site and the most popular out of all the fansites for the game.
Things have improved since we have done this and we hope to switch back soon. Thanks for your patience.
PS, you can track the info here >> http://www.alexa.com/data/details/tr...forums.com#top