Can't reach MeFi in the mornings September 5, 2006 6:14 AM   Subscribe

Disappearing mefi - from just after 9am UK time until 12.30 ish I couldn't get onto mefi at all - only the status blog was working. It's not the first time I've had trouble getting on in the mornings here - is it mefi or do I have some sort of crazy network issue?
posted by prentiz to Bugs at 6:14 AM (54 comments total)

It's MeFi - I have the same problem. On the plus side it's made my mornings at work much more productive.
posted by patricio at 6:18 AM on September 5, 2006


It's normal for mefi. I think if matt could fix it, he would - lord knows, he's tried.
posted by dash_slot- at 6:25 AM on September 5, 2006


It was crashing every night US time for a while, a while back, then it stopped, now it's started again.

Half the pleasure of sucking on the crack pipe is the anticipation.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:31 AM on September 5, 2006


Yup same problem here in Dublin!
posted by TwoWordReview at 6:31 AM on September 5, 2006


On the plus side it's made my mornings at work much more productive.

Matt's an operative for a highly secret EU cabinet whose aim is to keep the US dollar in free fall. By telling you this, I am risking my li

AGGGH!

*Signal terminated*
posted by romakimmy at 6:37 AM on September 5, 2006


Small furry gremlins that creep into the hardware looking for a warm spot to nap. Stavros has it, it was down again this morning a while. I hate going to work without my fix, but some days you have to rough it.
posted by unrepentanthippie at 6:38 AM on September 5, 2006


Yah, it's been happening the past couple of days and it sucks for my time zone as it's usually down smack bang during my evenings when I do my procrastination surfings.
posted by liquorice at 6:45 AM on September 5, 2006


It has been bad lately

(the big grey gap this morning is my server falling over, so I can't complaint)
posted by cillit bang at 7:08 AM on September 5, 2006


Presumably there is some reason why the server cannot be automatically monitored by another process and rebooted if found to be unresponsive, but I can't think of what it would be. Anyone?
posted by teleskiving at 7:09 AM on September 5, 2006


Happens to me every morning, EST. Can't get on MeFi (any part of the site) from about 7:00am onwards. Is usually working by the time I arrive at the office around 9:00.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:16 AM on September 5, 2006


I'm pretty sure it's the new queries on the jobs site not being optimized yet, and I'll work on that this week.

The server is oddly organic that way -- when Music first launched the server was unstable for about a week or two and then it was fine.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:22 AM on September 5, 2006


*pours coffee on the server*
posted by matteo at 8:06 AM on September 5, 2006


*pats the server on the head and feeds it sweeties*
posted by Lotto at 8:21 AM on September 5, 2006


*kicks the server in its metaphorical electronic bollocks*
posted by ninthart at 9:30 AM on September 5, 2006


So this server, it vibrates before it pancakes?
posted by srboisvert at 9:46 AM on September 5, 2006


pancakes after vibrating.
* lights cigarette
posted by boo_radley at 10:13 AM on September 5, 2006


Oddly enough, this morning, while I couldn't get into the blue proper, I could open individual threads as linked from the Mecha sidebar with no problem. I didn't try to post though, so I have no idea if that would have worked or not.
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:17 AM on September 5, 2006


It just happened again! Did anyone notice??
posted by jonson at 1:50 PM on September 5, 2006


Nope. Didn't see a thing.
posted by SteveInMaine at 1:51 PM on September 5, 2006


jonson writes "It just happened again! Did anyone notice??"

I did. It was the first time I've tried to get on all day, too.
posted by chiababe at 1:52 PM on September 5, 2006


Yes, it was down for a couple hours this afternoon, EST, until about 10 minutes ago...
posted by knave at 2:00 PM on September 5, 2006


oddly enough, so was mecha...

*shivers*
posted by quonsar at 2:08 PM on September 5, 2006


Welcome back everybody. I've been far too productive today.
posted by yeti at 2:08 PM on September 5, 2006


Whoa. I don't know about you guys but I ran outside in panic and honest to god, there were trees there. Actual trees.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:36 PM on September 5, 2006


It's sad - you're seeing the green everywhere. You'll be saying the sky was blue next.
posted by patricio at 3:16 PM on September 5, 2006


And there it goes again.
posted by knave at 3:18 PM on September 5, 2006


I felt grey on the inside all along though.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:18 PM on September 5, 2006


Get your hand out of there, gnfti.
posted by Iamtherealme at 3:21 PM on September 5, 2006


Yeah, it's been unstable today. I just fixed a bunch of stuff and updated one of the servers to all the latest patches so hopefully things start mellowing out soon.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:36 PM on September 5, 2006


*mellows*
posted by cortex at 3:49 PM on September 5, 2006


we need to smoke out the server.
posted by Rhomboid at 3:50 PM on September 5, 2006


Ha, I went to register for MeFi today and it kept flaking out on me. Maybe it's trying to tell me something.
posted by Artnchicken at 4:03 PM on September 5, 2006


It was, but you didn't listen, and now we're all screwed.
posted by knave at 4:06 PM on September 5, 2006


And I'm out of $5.
posted by Artnchicken at 4:07 PM on September 5, 2006


Welcome to MeFi chicken.
posted by onalark at 4:22 PM on September 5, 2006


Thank you.
posted by Artnchicken at 4:27 PM on September 5, 2006


Welcome to MeFi chicken.

mmm...mefi chicken... nothing tastier than blue, green and grey chicken...
posted by dersins at 4:31 PM on September 5, 2006


(the big grey gap this morning is my server falling over, so I can't complaint)

I know it's rough when MetaFilter is down for two hours, but repeatedly kicking your server is perhaps not the best way to relieve the stress.
posted by Johnny Assay at 4:42 PM on September 5, 2006


Welcome to MeFi chicken.

Don't forget the compulsory *chicken tax. I accept all major currencies, or beer.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:03 PM on September 5, 2006


*pours water into a Budweiser can; they won't tell the difference*
posted by Artnchicken at 5:16 PM on September 5, 2006


It's sad - you're seeing the green everywhere. You'll be saying the sky was blue next.

Hmm. The sky was gray here today.
posted by octothorpe at 5:44 PM on September 5, 2006


I like this new chicken. The server, I'm withholding judgment on.
posted by yhbc at 5:46 PM on September 5, 2006


It was, but you didn't listen, and now we're all screwed.

Yeah, but think of the poor chicken. He's fucked.
posted by Zozo at 5:46 PM on September 5, 2006


So, his name is Art...
posted by MikeKD at 5:48 PM on September 5, 2006


No; I'm an artist that makes chicken cartoons. That's all.
posted by Artnchicken at 5:50 PM on September 5, 2006


Presumably there is some reason why the server cannot be automatically monitored by another process and rebooted if found to be unresponsive, but I can't think of what it would be.

I can think of a reason, but Matt will get mad at me if I say it.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:16 PM on September 5, 2006


Hey chicken cartoon guy...are you of Savage chicken fame?
posted by ramix at 7:26 PM on September 5, 2006


I bet the server took time off to wish jessamyn happy birthday.

And then it got drunk at the party and didn't come back
posted by spiderwire at 7:37 PM on September 5, 2006


This problem never really went away. It got much better, but there has, for a couple of years at least, been a tendency for MeFi to be hard to reach in the mornings (Eastern Australia time).
posted by dg at 7:52 PM on September 5, 2006


been a tendency for MeFi to be hard to reach in the mornings (Eastern Australia time).
posted by dg


I find that the opposite happens to me, that MeFi is down in the early evening AEST.
posted by cholly at 3:49 AM on September 6, 2006


My RSS feed for MeFi hs been down for several days.
posted by stevil at 7:59 AM on September 6, 2006


oddly enough, so was mecha... - quonsar

Okay, so that wasn't just me.
posted by raedyn at 9:10 AM on September 6, 2006


Something's wrong with MeCha still, I think.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 10:55 AM on September 6, 2006


Something's wrong with MeCha still

*refrains from comment*
posted by dersins at 10:59 AM on September 6, 2006


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