"Due to our inability to enable search for an extended time period this week, we have pushed the expiration date of every advertisement that was in the classifieds as of 17:00 PDT yesterday forward by four days. While we realize this is not of much help to those who had timed events, this does partially address our break in service. You can of course edit any current classified advertisement to be more timely if you choose.
I don't work directly with the search bar, to look after possible events, but I can imagine that, all organizers of coming events in the next few days, will suffer from this.
Nevertheless I think that they will be inventive, to find other possibilities to spread the word.
But the good thing is, we are being informed by the Lindens.
Not all commercial investors have the same opinion about this, as Grey Blankes was commenting this message:"So let's see what will come out of this.....still confident that Linden will sort it out eventually. And probably facing a new issue, ;)