Its so strange. Visiting the forum just to get with maintenance or issue updates is nearly not possible or inconvenient to users.
As Michael demonstrated above, you can easily subscribe to the this forum for non-critical updates and updates that do not effect your service specifically.
Please provide an instant email notification of critical issues and maintenance work.
Also as Michael has pointed out, you should be emailed automatically for critical issues and maintenance. If you are not getting these emails, please check your spam folder and/or white list all @mddhosting.com email addresses. You should also check your profile in our billing and support system to ensure that we have the correct email to send these notices to.
Lastly, if your primary email address is hosted on our services, you wouldn't get some notifications, such as notifications for downtime... because the service, which includes this email address, is down. For this reason, we strongly suggest using an off-service email account, or at least provide one as an alternate contact.