Why is Metafilter "taking a massage" in Firefox? February 14, 2006 3:07 AM   Subscribe

Why is Metafilter "taking a massage" when I try to view the page on Firefox, but works perfectly fine when I view it in Internet Explorer? I should add that before this morning, Metafilter always worked fine in Firefox. And, despite MeFi's problems, AskMe and MeTa are working fine in Firefox right now.
posted by Effigy2000 to Bugs at 3:07 AM (8 comments total)

Stranger still... I just decided to try accessing MeFi direct to a thread URL in my URL history, and it works, but MeFi is still "taking a massage" in Firefox if I try to access the main page direct.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:08 AM on February 14, 2006

Try a Shift-Refresh. It's working fine for me on Fireweasel.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:10 AM on February 14, 2006

That worked. Thanks.

In my defence, it didn't work when I tried that myself before.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:13 AM on February 14, 2006

I think this massage notice is a bad idea. If MeFi gets a massage every time there's problems, it'll start crashing itself on purpose. It's like an addiction.
posted by Plutor at 4:30 AM on February 14, 2006

posted by sjvilla79 at 5:41 AM on February 14, 2006

even worse, what's going to happen if the cops bust the massage parlor? no more MeFi?
posted by matteo at 6:30 AM on February 14, 2006

Does the massage come with a happy ending?
posted by Gamblor at 7:07 AM on February 14, 2006

There seems to be some issue with how static pages are cached by firefox and how active pages from the database server come up. A shift-reload will force you to grab the new stuff, but it happened to me yesterday, with the temp mefi is down page showing up until I forced a refresh.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:01 AM on February 14, 2006

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