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AskMe is hanging half-rendered, with the status bar reading "Connecting to", which, indeed, is not accepting connections.
posted by mendel to MetaFilter-Related at 3:07 PM (10 comments total)

WFM. Firefox 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
posted by NinjaTadpole at 3:34 PM on April 17, 2006

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

That acronym thing is wild, man!
AskMe and the blue were hanging for me as well (Firefox 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 "*", 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

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

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