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Is it just me or is the chat on SO broken right now?

It loads without the stylesheets.


master-chat.js and feed-icon128.png don't load.

It also seems the transcript doesn't work.


Refresh without cache to see what I mean. Any browser. Looks like an update gone wrong??


Don't know whether it should load something, but when I try to browse to: http://or.cdn.sstatic.net/ it doesn't work.

Same for: http://or.cdn.sstatic.net/chat/Js/master-chat.js

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Works fine for me. What browser are you using? Which version? Etc. –  Cody Gray Mar 29 '12 at 19:20
works here too. Chrome Beta –  Ben Brocka Mar 29 '12 at 19:21
Works fine for me ^_^ –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Mar 29 '12 at 19:21
@commenters: refresh it without cache and you prop. will see. Looks like a bad commit to be. Who was it??!!!? ;) –  PeeHaa Mar 29 '12 at 19:26
@RepWhoringPeeHaa I updated my answer. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Mar 29 '12 at 19:27
BOOOO now none of the chats are working :-( –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Mar 29 '12 at 19:27
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA sorry again :P The thing is once you have (tried to) download(ed) the faulty script it is in your cache until next update :D –  PeeHaa Mar 29 '12 at 19:28
Confirmed on SF, MSO, and SO chat using FF 11. Some rooms hang, some load without the stylesheet. –  tombull89 Mar 29 '12 at 19:28
I still can't break it on Chrome latest for OS X. Even after clearing and reloading without cache. Ironic, really, that it keeps working for me since I never use chat anyway. –  Cody Gray Mar 29 '12 at 19:35
or.cdn.sstatic.net is down hence those files not loading.. might be only local to specific locations –  Shadow Wizard Mar 29 '12 at 19:35
@TheEstablishment Then it's either the fact that you aren't trying hard enough ;) or it's the CDN –  PeeHaa Mar 29 '12 at 19:36
@RepWhoringPeeHaa Filthy, absolutely filthy. –  casperOne Mar 29 '12 at 20:24
Yes it's broken, it's full of discussions... –  Yannis Mar 29 '12 at 20:24
@YannisRizos - But, isn't that sort of the point? –  cdeszaq Mar 30 '12 at 12:45
@cdeszaq Being broken by design, doesn't make it less broken. –  Yannis Mar 30 '12 at 12:45

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Or actually no, but the CDN is apparently fighting a DOS attack right now, and may be unreliable (the CDN zone for the main Q&A sites is not affected, just the one for chat). I've turned off CDN usage on chat for now.

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One of these days I'm going to buy me a gun and go kill and those pesky DOSers!!! –  PeeHaa Mar 29 '12 at 19:41
BTW it looks like the @mention beep is still coming from the CDN? –  PeeHaa Mar 29 '12 at 20:14
"It looks like" is not a very helpful, because it really shouldn't (and doesn't for me). Can you clarify? –  balpha Mar 29 '12 at 20:26

Looks like it is working to me:



With your update to the OP i did a refresh without cache and I had to kill it after about two and half minutes:

NOT working

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Neal can you do a refresh (without cache) in chat in let me know if it still works. –  PeeHaa Mar 29 '12 at 19:22
@RepWhoringPeeHaa hmmmm now it seems to be taking forever to load.... –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Mar 29 '12 at 19:23
Sorry... now you have it too :P –  PeeHaa Mar 29 '12 at 19:24
@RepWhoringPeeHaa Booo. wth is going on? –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Mar 29 '12 at 19:25

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