Is it too much to take a look at the SourceForge Site Status page before you submit a support request with the sourceforge staff? I know that SourceForge has its weaknesses, but flooding the support staff with requests that could be answered easily with a quick glance at the status page show to me that users also have their weaknesses.

What triggered me to write this item is the current maintenance window for the CVS service of site. It is currently impossible for developers to commit their work on the CVS services due to a hardware upgrade. They claim it has been scheduled, but probably only in their own agenda's. Now the support queue is filling up with messages of users unable to connect to CVS and unwilling to read the Site Status page.

If they had announced this maintenance in a monthly newsletter, that would have saved you, me and themselves some extra work. At least it would have prevented this blog item.