Recently, some of you regular Loungers may have been aware of a general slowdown in accessing the Lounge, particularly when doing a search. Quite simply, the Lounge has become a victim of its own success, with the current server now only just being able to carry the volume of posts and users.
As a temporary measure - whilst a long term solution is developed - the Search facilty has been disabled. This should allow the majority of users to browse and post as normal with minimal delays. Note that this is also likely to affect facilities that use the search function, such as showing all a user's posts, statistical reports and showing posts newer than 1hr, 2hrs, etc.
We are still working hard on this - normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

Edited to add:
See <post#=253135>post 253135</post#> for an update from Claude.
A listing of the remaining <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/starpost.gif> Star Posts <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/starpost.gif> can be found in Lounge Matters.