I realised after I posted that the Search wasn't a hack, because things that are hacks are still there. Why disable it? Why disable New Posts as well? Search I can see perhaps putting unnecessary strain on something (although I have no idea what) but New Posts was a well used function that promoted posting as it took people straight to the most active threads.
Well if people want me to re=enable it with the risk of the forums crashin every 5 minutes, sure, I'll do that.
The search feature is using LOTS of server resources and it's effectively slowing down loading time which crashes the server.
I'm not doing it because I freakin want to, I use it a lot to.. it will be back in the future but NOT until these issues have been sorted.
Wanna hear something? My server basically told me your forum traffic is growing so we'd recommend you move to a new server. That would mean in addition to $250/month right now, I'd have to pay the same amount on top meaning $500/month for two servers.
Yeh it does suck but the only other alternative is going down every 5 minutes or temporarily disabling features. Sorry I don't have the cash to get a brand new server for you guys to do everything you want, how selfish of me. o.
I clicked a page, went upstairs for 45 mins, came back, and it was still loading. That happens to me like every 1 in 3 times I click something. (When it doesn't load in 30 seconds, I re click and then it loads)