TypePad has been experiencing protracted problems associated with a series of DDoS attacks starting approximately last Friday. This has resulted in a lot of downtime and a number of other issues here on the TOP site.
All we can do is be patient while they struggle to stabilize. I've had nothing but good impressions of the people at TypePad and our overall record of uptime over the years has been great. I'm sure they'll resolve the present issues, but as to when that will happen, I have no idea.
Also, thanks very much for all the great advice I've been getting both in public comments and privately. I'm coming up to speed about what might be needed to update TOP into a fully integrated, fully modern site. So our present difficulties are having a positive "unintended consequence."
Again, very sorry for all the inconvenience, and thanks for being a loyal reader of The Online Photographer through thick and thin!