The site's traffic and hits is at an all time high and the database is getting pounded, and that's the reason why we are getting database errors.
(On a future post, I will tell you how many MILLION of page views we are serving each month)
My OoompaLooompa's are working hard to optimize the server, but in the meantime we have to cut the crap on the homepage to deal with this.
To lighten the load, I have removed these blocks of content from front page:
- Latest Forum posts (which are mostly Personals anyway)
- Recent comments (sidebar)
- Promoted Posts (replaced by Ratings page)
You should be seeing a faster loading of the homepage because of this and hopefully this will help the database survive the pounding.