Connecting to static.fmpub.net... April 17, 2006 3:07 PM   Subscribe

AskMe is hanging half-rendered, with the status bar reading "Connecting to static.fmpub.net...", which, indeed, is not accepting connections.
posted by mendel to MetaFilter-Related at 3:07 PM (11 comments total)

WFM. Firefox 1.5.0.2 on Windows XP.
posted by Plutor at 3:26 PM on April 17, 2006


It's trying to pull in ads.
Can you get to this desperately boring javascript file on the server directly?
It's coming through fine for me, so it may just have been a server hiccup at fmpub.net.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 3:34 PM on April 17, 2006


TYFTMTATP
posted by Bugbread at 3:38 PM on April 17, 2006


LTTHTMIJATOSTAB.
posted by odinsdream at 3:56 PM on April 17, 2006


That acronym thing is wild, man!
AskMe and the blue were hanging for me as well (Firefox 1.5.0.2 on XP), but everything's loading fine now.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 3:58 PM on April 17, 2006


I was getting this problem a couple of days ago, but at the time I couldn't get to about half the internet due to a routing error somewhere in michnet. Worked OK through a proxy...
posted by Galvatron at 4:19 PM on April 17, 2006


Right Click on AdBlock* in the task bar, paste "static.fmpub.net/*", click ok. Reload. No problemo!

* Requires having the adblock extension installed.
posted by blue_beetle at 4:29 PM on April 17, 2006




It's back working for me now. I figured it was a temporary thing, but it seemed like the sort of temporary thing that's worth noting.
posted by mendel at 4:38 PM on April 17, 2006


Yeah, the adserver was down. I was giving mr. torrez grief for it -- he's in charge of it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:28 PM on April 17, 2006


YWBIGTHBOS
posted by Plutor at 5:51 AM on April 18, 2006


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