Something is wrong with the OSNews MySQL database. I have limited rights on the SQL server, so I can only do so much. I can SSH into it – I’m getting an error when I try to restart MySQL but I can run the “start” command against it with no problem. I have emailed our server admins, hopefully they get the emails soon.
Anyway, feel free to poke around, you can find posts that pertain to OSNews here. We hope to be back up and running soon.