Re: DB errors
A lot of times, you can tell how long CF was down for by looking at the last post time that's on the home page and the latest reply after that. I manage to reach the main page of computerforums and notice that the last reply was around 6:30pm and it was down all the way into the early morning at 3:09am. So that's a good 9 hours + it was down. I was already asleep at the time so it only seemed like 5 hours to me.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?