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So when I click on my profile, then go to responses, or a few other various pages on Stack Overflow, I got this ominous warning pop up and it doesn't load the web page.

SO Error

I am not sure why at all, 90% of SO seems to be working fine. I was wondering if anybody else had this and what they did about it. As far as I know, I am casually using SO and definitely not making repeated bad server calls repeatedly. I am using google chrome and windows 7 if that makes a difference, and I am behind a corporate firewall and whatnot, but all other websites seem to be working perfectly fine.

Is this a message from my network admin or SO?

Any help would be great!

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There is be limit to send (or say hit the url) the request to a particular server from a particular IP Address for a day. When this will be exceed then the will stop to send the response.

So I think that you have hit the stackoverflow url more than the limit of hits and after that the server has stop the response to your IP.

Give some rest to you and your stackoverflow and come back after a day and it will work.

You can use the other way:

Here is one more way to overcome with it. just restart your modem or restart the connection

cheers.

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That could be, but I think unlikely for two reasons: 1) It is only on certain web pages of SO, not SO in general. 2) Like I said, I am using this as a casual user, I spend easily less than 2 hours a day on SO, and usually its less than 30 min. –  Shaun314 Jun 20 '13 at 13:40
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@Shaun314 Here is one more way to overcome with it. just restart your modem or restart the connection. –  Code Lღver Jun 20 '13 at 13:47
    
-1: the rate limiter you described, looks like this: i.stack.imgur.com/XzbQI.png There are other instances of the error message out there: google.co.uk/search?q=client+failure+limit+exceeded (it seems to be something to do with Blue Coat; do you use any of their software?). –  Danny Beckett Jun 21 '13 at 2:41
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