The reason for this particular issue is that some of these resources are hosted on a shared environment at http://images.killthecan.org/ The server that these images are hosted has been under a DOS (denial of service) attack since approximately last night at 11:44 PM EST. Full details from our host can be found here: http://status.ixwebhosting.com/2012/08/12/iisn402-shared-ip-71-18-188-2-filtered/ The current resolution time from our host is not until at least 4:30 PM EST today.
Examples of images that are affected include:
In the meantime, I am in the process of redirecting these images to another host so that I can restore proper posting capabilities to the forums. Once this is complete, I will tackle chat, but there is less I can do there.
Stay tuned to this post for further updates.
Thanks for your patience ~ chewie