The forums have been up and down since about 7 PM ET last night because the webservers have been having trouble connecting to the database that stores posts and whatnot. I got a message from Amazon AWS support:
The intermittent connectivity issues that you are facing on multiple Aurora Serverless Clusters in us-west-2 region is due to a currently on-going issue in the region.
I have added your case to the internal investigation and the internal team is actively engaged in the matter. I will monitor the investigation and let you know the updates via this case.
The reason the issue isn’t flagged on https://status.aws.amazon.com is that not all Aurora Serverless cluster seems to be affected, so the service is not fully unavailable.
On behalf of AWS, I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. Please don’t hesitate to contact me back should you have any further questions , I’ll be glad to assist.
Amazon Web Services
This is a bit out of our hands - it’s stuff controlled one layer below what we control - but we’re hoping for a quick resolution. Just FYI if you were wondering what’s going on.