Warnings about maintenances
I am sure we all really appreciate how Connect is maintained. Personally I find it as one of the best designed interactive places on the Internet. It is easy to use, clear and fast.
What I would like to suggest though is to create on a main Connect page a small box for maintenance/down information from administrators. I fully understand that from time to time the site should be switched off for a while. However, it could be nice to advertise such down times, maybe even in advance, so people would not try again and again to launch connect pages, especially while not the whole site is down but for example only the content of forums/posts cannot be viewed. This situation may make people think something is wrong with their own connection/browser.
This idea may also decrease workload for Connect support as they will not have to replay to email asking what is wrong.
If you agree, please vote.