I just had someone bring this to my attention, tonight. When a user tries to sign up for a new account they get this message. I've replicated this myself. An unexpected database error occurred. Please try again later. <!-- Mysqli prepare error: MySQL server has gone away --> There is no server error logged. www.kavaforums.com Forums are working just fine, but no new users are able to sign up. Any ideas where I might start looking first? I apologize for my lack of knowledge but I bet if I can get a starting point I might be able to tackle this.