Searching option a real PITA

I have been trying to use the search option for several days and I am never able to access the site. I get the message that site is under heavy use, come back later. So, not to be smart, when is “later”.
Thank you,

I just tried it; clicked on the spyglass, waited about 5 seconds for the query box to appear, typed in “fuse” as a test, and a bunch of hits appeared.

You can always use google to search. To search for fuse use…

fuse site:

Just tried. Same result. "Site is under heavy load…come back later.
You must have the magic touch.

It varies with server load. The algorithm will reject searches but let the forum work normally if the load is pretty high. Higher still and it will reject everything.