Blizzard has a page for Diablo III server status, but it doesn't seem to be wholly accurate; I'm currently getting an "outage of Battle.net" error. If Battle.net is a distinct hoop I need to jump through when logging in, is its status available elsewhere? If not a simple red-light/green-light indicator; is there a forum for official announcements that's not flooded by plebeians?
Is there some 3rd party "are the servers up" website (e.g. EVE)?