The server will be down for a few hours this coming Monday (the 22nd) while I perform some maintenance and updates. While this won't result in upgrading to 1.6 yet, it will give me a chance to ensure that everything keeps running smoothly in the future!
While the server is down, you're free to hang around the chatroom and the forums. I'll most likely be there in case you need to ask something!
I'd like to remind our players to avoid waiting for too long around mob spawners, commonly called "XP grinders", where enemies pile up waiting to be killed. If you let too many mobs spawn in a given area, it creates slowdown for everyone and can even crash the server if kept out of control. If I notice someone not paying attention to their grinder for a significant period of time (say, a half-hour) and it's starting to have an effect on other players, I will not hesitate to kick them out.
Thank you for being considerate to your fellow players!