Dear reader, if you are still getting the main N.O. site, then you are most likely looking at an archived version. This site:
... is the first failsafe where blogging is taking place for N.O., the second being the one you're now on, should the first go down.
Just to repeat, blogging at N.O. is taking place at the linked address above. There might be some initial comment teething issues.
It's probably nothing nefarious, just an internal server question.