The last week I've seen an upsurge in web page retrieval errors on Chow including the well known error 500 'There's been a slight problem...'.
The 'search the last year in this board' function seems to bring the error reliably for me.
Right now I can't load the Home Cooking board.
Any other peculiarities seen recently?
Side note - Firefox 3.5 seems to have major problems with loading many web sites, including this one. Safe mode offered no relief. After a month of hell I downgraded to 3.0 until they 'fix' it.