I'm not sure when they flipped the switch, but the official WoW forums are currently read-only.
This may be the best decision they have ever made.
We are approaching a time when communication from Blizzard will be especially important. We are also approaching a time when spam will be at an all-time high.
WotLK is almost here.
The servers were down almost all of yesterday and a lot of today.
The mail system is screwed up.
It's good to see that Blizzard has taken decisive action to ensure that they can communicate with the community. Sure, it's one-way, but it will be a lot more effective than two-way with a billion spam posts getting in the way.
I wonder where all the trolls will go.
 6:00 local time (no clue how that relates to listed time here, it's always off), the forums are unlocked. This confuses me. Why would they unlock them so soon? There doesn't appear to be a new Blue post about it. Maybe it was an accidental unlock?