Esteemed colleagues: I have attempted to use the search function multiple times in the past few weeks, and every time it has been unavailable due to high server load. I am well aware of the server capacity issue, and fully intend to donate to the cause to purchase a better server. In the meantime, however, the current situation seems like such a tease. Why not just disable the search function altogether? It appears to me that this might help ease the load on the server for the other real-time operations. It certainly wouldn't change our ability to search old threads...we can't do that anyway. Just thought I would share my frustrations and offer some admittedly non-tehcnical advice. Keep up the good work guys. I love this place! Chris ------------------ Christian A. Sonntag "The world owes you nothing. Take responsibility for your own actions!"