Yes your right snooty said something awhile ago about searches.
http://www.snootysims.com/forum/viewtop ... h&start=60
An extra problem is that the Search part is too big (over 5 million lines) and can't be backupped. So if there was ever a need to backup the whole forum, you won't be able to search old topics.
When the forum reaches max resources, etc things happen so that might be what you getting. I get it to sometimes.. So the only way to fix this is use less resources, get rid of very old threads/locked/etc I guess. Since we are moving up might also help with 3.0.
Or maybe its just you?