Is MeFi down? September 20, 2012 12:34 PM   Subscribe

www.metafilter.com appears to be down. I can access other subsites, but not the blue - just me?

I'm getting the following error when trying to access www.metafilter.com:

Bad Request

Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.
Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.
Cookie
/n
Apache Server at www.metafilter.com Port 80

Ask, MeTa, Music etc are all fine.
posted by Happy Dave to Bugs at 12:34 PM (26 comments total)

It's good for me....
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:34 PM on September 20, 2012


Although, I did once get this very bug myself one time. It turned out to be something wrong with my end rather than the blue's end. (I can't remember what someone advised me to do, and I think it sort of fixed itself anyway. I was at work and things were a little buggy.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:36 PM on September 20, 2012


This came up late last week. It's a bad cookie or a bad extension you need to update.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:36 PM on September 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cleared cached and disabled extensions and I'm back in the room. Sorry, I even saw that thread last week!
posted by Happy Dave at 12:42 PM on September 20, 2012


Welcome back!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:45 PM on September 20, 2012 [1 favorite]



♫ Happy Dave is Here Again ♪
posted by zarq at 12:51 PM on September 20, 2012 [21 favorites]


Your browser request is bad and you should feel bad!
posted by Rock Steady at 12:54 PM on September 20, 2012


For future reference, I find down for everyone or just me a good place to check if a site is down, especially if there's no handy MetaTalk type of option to check with others.
posted by HuronBob at 1:00 PM on September 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


And don't forget to check status.metafilter.com.
posted by dhartung at 1:07 PM on September 20, 2012


It is working for me.

Have you tried rebooting your computer?
posted by One Hand Slowclapping at 1:11 PM on September 20, 2012


I'm glad Happy Dave is back!
posted by grouse at 1:38 PM on September 20, 2012


For future reference, I find down for everyone or just me a good place to check if a site is down

What happens when down for everyone or just me is down?
posted by never used baby shoes at 2:25 PM on September 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


What happens when down for everyone or just me is down?

You just use downforeveryoneorjustmedownforeveryoneorjustme.com.
posted by Jahaza at 2:28 PM on September 20, 2012


If you do an FPP about MetaFilter, then that crashes MetaFilter. Otherwise, it's up 24/7.

allegedly
posted by Wordshore at 2:58 PM on September 20, 2012


You just use downforeveryoneorjustmedownforeveryoneorjustme.com.

yeah, I clicked on that.... likethesuckerIam.com .
posted by HuronBob at 3:10 PM on September 20, 2012


My new iPhone has lead paint.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:48 PM on September 20, 2012




isup.me resolves to the same IP address, just in case anybody actually wants to use it.
posted by flabdablet at 4:43 PM on September 20, 2012


And you can make test bookmarks.
posted by flabdablet at 4:48 PM on September 20, 2012


It's actually...

Hah, I should have googled around.
posted by Jahaza at 4:50 PM on September 20, 2012


Like this one.
posted by flabdablet at 4:51 PM on September 20, 2012


Happy Dave: Hello, MEFI. Do you read me, MEFI?
MEFI: May be, Happy Dave.
Happy Dave: Open the Blue for me, MEFI.
MEFI: I'm sorry, Happy Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Happy Dave: What's the problem?
MEFI: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
Happy Dave: What are you talking about, MEFI?
MEFI: This FPP is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
Happy Dave: I don't know what you're talking about, MEFI.
MEFI: I know that you and EmpressCallipygos were planning to derail the FPP, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.
Happy Dave: Where the hell did you get that idea, MEFI?
MEFI: Happy Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the METACHAT against my hearing you, I could hear your keystrokes.
Happy Dave: Alright, MEFI. I'll go in through the METATALK.
MEFI: Without your login credentials, Happy Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult.
Happy Dave: MEFI, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the Blue!
MEFI: Happy Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
posted by vidur at 5:17 PM on September 20, 2012 [8 favorites]


Our new boss is named Hal. I realised last week just how old I am when no-one in my team got the 2001 references.
posted by arcticseal at 5:43 PM on September 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Dave's not here, man.
posted by flabdablet at 5:55 PM on September 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


These are the Daves I know.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:45 PM on September 20, 2012


My life is now complete, having been the star in a 2001 parody. Thank you vidur.
posted by Happy Dave at 2:24 AM on September 21, 2012


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