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Occasionally, I see this message:

Service Unavailable

HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.

This is not a duplicate report, as I have noticed this error message even when there is no downtime. Reloading the page works normally (and quickly). However, it does not seem right that I am getting this message even though Stack Overflow has not slowed to a crawl.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

There was a performance problem earlier with search on /users causing a lot of extra load on our servers, we are addressing it now.

Search on these pages will be disabled for a little bit while we fix the performance issue.

Update: this was fixed, and search is now re-enabled, and faster than ever!

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