I traced it to an issue with Technorati - I've pulled their code for now, since they seem to think The W and The 7 are the same board anyway (which they are, but they aren't) and their stats for us are all mugged up anyway. We should be back to peppy posting when you start a new thread, so please don't hit that button five times thinking it'll make it go faster. ;-)
It WOULD be nice if certain people didn't post half a dozen times within 15 minutes. I don't know why it keeps happening - oh, wait, I know why. I'm not banning them regularly and that's the only way they seem to pay attention.