Originally Posted by The Rose Dragon
I recall server maintenance being a little later, and a little longer (closer to twenty minutes than five), but the boards are shut down briefly every day, yes. It mostly affects people who pull all-nighters, or us non-Americans.
The old maintenance used to be 20 minutes at ~08:00 GMT, but since they switched to Cloudflare (then back), it's been virtually non-existent.
It's only relatively recently that this 5 minutes at 07:00 has started (or I've been very unobservant).