You can't downvote them in the non-programming forums, a change which was established with the start of the year 2013. Upvoting should be still enabled, in the programming forums is up- and downvoting enabled.
When I hover over the insider menu (the one on the left) I get a icon next to my mouse with the 'loading' spinning thingy.
So it seems it's trying to load something but can't
I only get this on that particular menu (as far as I can see).
I only have this in chrome (26.0.1410.43 m) and with the extension 'hover zoom' enabled (this displays the image behind a url when hovering over the url (if the url leads to an image)) so that would mean that there is something wrong with the link from 'insider news' (I think).
Anyway not that important but figured I'd let you know
Nope, it is happening for all the profiles (see above, my post).
I think the hamsters will be tamed by Chris as soon as he gets to work, but since he lives in the Aussie-Canadian time zone we might have to wait approx. 3-5 hours.
Let's hope they do not destroy anything else.