Feb. 24th: The directory is still down. We've traced down a major problem we've been having to the directory code.... it turns out that our code is fine, but the database crashes on certain queries which the directory does. Until we trace it down, the directory will stay down so the rest of the site will stay up. If all else fails, we'll setup a separate instance database to run just the directory. This will likely be resolved the weekend of March 2nd-4th, if not before.
Ummm, hello! It's now March 10th... how much longer before I can search???
Well, at least my computer hasn't crashed yet.