Thanks for the reply, Lee. That must be make-you-crazy stuff. Looks like Art and I got two different server responses.
Doesn't bother me one bit since I do not own the forum and Don the owner is hardly ever on these days so it surely does not bother him but I suspect it bothers members since they cannot use it when they might wish to and thus these attacks are directed at pissing off members. It is called denial of service attacks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack
There is apparently someone out there who is extremely jealous of this forum since it was the very first one about the Philippines and thus the copycats wants to destroy it and have apparently paid someone to cause these attacks, thus if members wish to support this forum and keep it alive, then making more posts would probably drive the attackers crazy.
I am now back to being an administrator so that I can get into the administrator control panel to see if there is anything else that can be done within the settings to stop those DoS attacks but I doubt it since the other admins likely know more than I do.