I recommend using our shiny new SSL connection
for signing into the forums from here on out. I will look for a way to enable this by default.
We don't want the default forum browsing to be secured, though, as you will just receive warnings that the content users post (images, avatars, etc) will be from third-party sites.
However, I made some arrangements, and these domains and the certificate are now paid through 2020. The website, however, is not. Right now I have launched an IRC bot, which the host said was okay despite the terms of our VPS lease. I will continue to renew this VPS as long as they allow both of these to run. I will also be, at some point in the next century, setting up a build bot here. If at any point this becomes "too much load" for our VPS, we will be moving to a dedicated server.