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This might be a temporary problem but I get this error in the firebug console when visiting the meta site. It says WebSocket failed and that Firefox can't connect to the server on ws://

on this line:
socket = new MozWebSocket(url);

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We are testing web sockets on meta at the moment so you will probably see more debug messages in your console than normal. These will go away in future builds - the main issue is why can't you use web sockets? If you're using Firefox, switch to Chrome and try again.

Also try this test:

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!!!! websokets?! blasphemy! – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Feb 27 '12 at 16:45

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