Hey all --
We just recovered from a couple hours of downtime. It wasn't too fun, for you or for me. The database that was holding each set's words and definitions had been crashing for the past few days, causing daily downtime (ack!). So tonight I decided just repairing it each time wouldn't do, so I converted some of the database architecture to a (hopefully) better and more robust state. I also temporarily disabled the "online now" icons, which were causing some problems. I'm hoping to reinstate those as soon as possible - but right now I want to make sure the site just stays up, you know? :o
We're in the process of hiring a sysadmin, so we should have a lot more expertise on this problem soon. Going down every evening is not acceptable. Sorry to everyone who couldn't use it while the site was down.