MetaSluggishness March 17, 2018 10:46 AM   Subscribe

Is anyone else experiencing instability with MetaFilter today? I've had a fair number of time-outs and slow-downs with site loading and refreshes. It seems only limited to this particular site. Just checking in.
posted by Fizz to Uptime at 10:46 AM (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Site's been okay for me today, and there's not anything obvious server-side. But folks can definitely let us know if they're running into trouble.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 10:49 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I am a total Metaslug today...in the office to make up for the snowstorm, no one else here, putting off EVERYTHING.
posted by Melismata at 11:00 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I've been trying every so often to search a user's comment history (to find a comment they made about makeup, nothing scandalous) and that search function seems to be down. Not unusual for search to be very slow or hanging, but this is unusually persistent.
posted by lalex at 11:10 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I've noticed a few instances recently where a post's 'Related Posts' are older than one might expect (e.g. this one and this one), but no time-outs or slow-downs.
posted by box at 12:13 PM on March 17


Has it had its coffee?
posted by Celsius1414 at 12:47 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Have you updated your bookmarks to https? I saw some weirdness on iPhone from time to time until I changed my bookmarks to https.
posted by infinitewindow at 1:44 PM on March 17


Working fine over here.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 1:48 PM on March 17


March Madness is clogging up the InterTubes?
posted by Carol Anne at 4:32 PM on March 17


The cabal is currently expending resources to influence March Madness. UMBC vs Virginia was the first major accomplishment.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 5:31 PM on March 17


Could be totally unrelated- on the ask about the bone on the beach, clicking the tag 'bone' lead to an error message.
posted by freethefeet at 11:37 PM on March 17


Yes, like lalex, I also tried to search a users comment history for a different, not scandalous thing the other day (Friday night) and the site was slow. At one point I got an error message that said something to the effect of "the search is taking too long."
posted by sockermom at 7:27 AM on March 18


> Yes, like lalex, I also tried to search a users comment history for a different, not scandalous thing the other day (Friday night) and the site was slow. At one point I got an error message that said something to the effect of "the search is taking too long."

Just FYI, the search function works best for scandalous things.
posted by languagehat at 8:31 AM on March 18 [8 favorites]


Just FYI, the search function works best for scandalous things.

I have that same thing.
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:49 AM on March 18


I had a pretty decent amount of timeouts on Friday (3/16) when trying to open results from the search; also tried to copy-paste the direct URL itself into a new tab, but some specific Ask questions just would not want to open. Each time the page said it sent an error report, so I didn't email the mods, but the flurry of WWOOF-related failed search results was me.
posted by lesser weasel at 6:26 PM on March 18


I was also the source of some error reports on Friday. It was morning over here, would have been around midnight PacNW time – lots of timeouts. Seemed to recover by early morning PacNW time. All my bookmarks are for https.
posted by fraula at 8:06 AM on March 19


I blame Ajit Pai.
posted by flabdablet at 5:32 AM on March 22


Hey yeah more site timeouts today, again roundabouts midnight Orygun time.

That was me in France on a Windows7 machine (shhh don't tell my client).
posted by fraula at 4:25 AM on March 23


I'm finding MetaFilter really slow (timing out) at around 19:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time ( 3:00 AM CST / 4:00 AM ET)
posted by daybeforetheday at 8:13 PM on March 23


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