As you may be aware, in the past couple of weeks we've been experiencing periodic and uncharacteristic amounts of slowdown. After discussion with Grahame and Philip, it's become apparent that at least some of this slowdown is due to the large amount of resources being dedicated to Elasticsearch, the background process that enables our handy on-site search function. Consequently, with an eye towards approving general board stability, we have disabled Elasticsearch, and are exploring alternative search methods that could be viable on the boards (E.g. integrated Google search, the default Xenforo search feature, etc.). In practical terms for you, the users, you should expect search to not function properly while we consider alternatives, as Elasticsearch uses a dedicated index that posts made following the move have been sorted under. While we realize this isn't an ideal status quo, we're hoping that there's an improved main board usage experience as the tradeoff, and we hope you understand that this came down to a difficult calculus between having accessible boards and having a functioning search, and thus we chose the former. While we're in this period of disabled Elasticsearch, please keep us abreast of errors that may be occurring as a result of that change in this thread. Also, our boards are fairly well-indexed by Google, so using their search engine combined with the tag "site:boards.theforce.net" should be a relatively useful substitute. For example, to search for uses of the phrase "Yarael Poof" on our boards, you can enter Code: Yarael Poof site:boards.theforce.net into Google's search bar. We will also strive to keep you posted on updates as we become aware of them, but keep in mind that we're coordinating this alongside the expected hit from the release of The Force Awakens, so we're not necessarily going to see fast developments on this. We apologize for the inconvenience this will obviously result in. If you have more questions, feel free to post them in this thread.