Performance on the site recently has been very poor. Lots of timeouts, messages that Search is deactivated temporarily due to load on the site. Yesterday I even got a message for about 30 minutes that all customization was disabled and the site was presented as a non-logged-in user due to “extreme load” on the site.
Is the team running the site aware?
Did ES blow up in popularity in the last month or two and the hosting isn’t keeping up?
Is it “just” a DDoS?
Does ES need a Patreon (ES is creating a searchable script archive community) to help offset hosting costs?
What’s the status, gladys?