will be briefly offline for maintenance, the Straight Dope home page and column archive, as well as, will be offline for maintenance this evening, Mon., 11-15-2010, from approximately 7 to 8 p.m. CST. SDMB operation should not be affected.

Sorry to take so long to get back to you, but I beg to report that I was not affected by the interruption and the board appears to again be operating normally.