Thank you both for looking into this. It seems that Tom took care of the issue and everything has been resolved.
@Kyatric, I understand the purpose of being as specific as possible when describing errors, and the importance of clear and direct communication.
I tried to be as clear as I could when I wrote that - and I quote:
"It seems that there's a server issue with the search function in the forum" as well as provide the error that resulted.
I didn't say "search doesn't work". Maybe it was interpreted as such, possibly through the topic header (Search function in Forums broken).
In any case, thanks again and for being part of such a great and helpful community.
Let's make games!