Apologies for the issues — for the record I have nothing to do with the issues. Elasticsearch completely locked up for no reason with 0 error log as to why, and redis did as well. Restarted both — with a reindex and voila it works again.
Tomorrow sometime between 12PM to midnight EST there will be some downtime for specific areas of the site. Images in comments, image scraping and a few other features won't work as I work on one of the backend servers. Site itself will only experience a random downtime of about 10 minutes somewhere in between that time.
Depends on when I wake up and how ready my stuff is.
Heh, I realized after posting this that there wouldn't be any downtime at all because I already migrated this service like a month ago lol. We will migrate this service again — but not for another few weeks.