Well, I did not realise that the forum feed was broken as the side links in the main page was fine. I was adding the forum feed to my Facebook profile and I realised it hasn't be automatically updated since August!?!
Now the tecchie part, for those interested... Anyhow, after some help from my hubby, we suss that Python2.4 was b0rked on my account on the remote server. Ran latest virtualenv and installed Python2.4, Elementtree and SQLAlchemy. There were some migration issues that were ironed out re. SQLAlchemy. Once that was done, all was hunky dory again. I'll have to keep an eye on it the next couple of days.
So apologies for those who think that nothing is happening, it's cos the forum feed was broken and I did not realise for a long time.