When you start a new imageboard, it does not work properly right off the bat, vichan and lynx far from perfect. It has to be tweaked, modified, configured and fix. Much of the features are literally broken, as many of you may have experienced. Which can take a lot of time because of the complexity of the engine; and problems arise that were not previously known. It just takes time. >_<
This is a normal process for new imageboards and actually the rate at which it comes back online is not that bad.