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Pretty straightforward - within the last few minutes I can't close any questions. I click the "Vote to Close" button after selecting a reason, and it shows as "Closing...", but it never closes. If I refresh the browser, I see a red error box saying "an error has occurred, please try again."

Also, the question I was viewing (How to handle this Php query) was at 3 close votes, now its at 1; i know you can rescind votes, but it might be related.

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I'm seeing the same thing. My plans for tonight are ruined! – Jim Lewis Aug 25 '13 at 3:38
Also, the question I linked to shows Close (2), but when you click it, there is only 1 Unclear vote. Weirdness. – LittleBobbyTables Aug 25 '13 at 3:45
I'm seeing the same behavior for flagging as well, however my flag registered. – nickb Aug 25 '13 at 3:52
Imagine the close votes queue! Oh wait, no one at SE cares about its number anymore. – Cole Johnson Aug 25 '13 at 3:56
@ColeJohnson: *bangs head against wall* I hadn't thought about the close votes queue - man, things are going to get really backed up- oh wait, nevermind... – Makoto Aug 25 '13 at 4:17
Same applies to flagging. – EJP Aug 25 '13 at 5:40
@EJP Let's go to the tavern – Jan Dvorak Aug 25 '13 at 5:42
Ugh. Only comment flags work for me :-< Pretty useless. – Mat Aug 25 '13 at 5:52
At least the close queue will not grow more :) – Sergio Aug 25 '13 at 7:31
For flagging, the "An error occurred" message shows up at exactly 30 seconds after I press the "Flag Question" or "Flag Answer" button. I can see the flag appearing in my flag summary page within the 30-second period, then disappears afterwards. Seems like a DB rollback to me. – Pang Aug 25 '13 at 7:32
@LBT why'd you rollback my edit? – Cole Johnson Aug 27 '13 at 16:49
@LBT I really don't see how "word[ing] it how [you] wanted to" is a valid reason for rolling back. I fixed up the post and removed unnecessary words such as "pretty strait forward". We don't need those. If you are going to reply with the reason of "it's my post, I own it", you're wrong. Posts are editable for a reason. – Cole Johnson Aug 27 '13 at 19:29
@LBT fair enough. As for too minor, I disagree. I edited in general more than half. And yes, I do go back through my edits. On regular SO, n00bs will sometimes rollback edits for reasons unknown. – Cole Johnson Aug 27 '13 at 19:58

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up vote 35 down vote accepted

Should be back to working now. There was a rogue index rebuild locking the Flags table on Stack Overflow. Don't ask me why – when it comes to DBA, I'm pretty much clueless (and it's middle-of-the-night for those of my coworkers that aren't). Anyway, I've killed the broken rebuild, and the Flags table is ready for your data again.

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"it's middle-of-the-night for those of my coworkers [...]" — thanks for fixing this on a Sunday morning, 10:17 German time ;-) – Arjan Aug 25 '13 at 8:35

Seems to be an internal server error:

Request URL: http://stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/flags/questions/18425322/close/add

Request Method: GET

Status Code:500 Internal Server Error

Something's blowing up on the server somewhere, but I suspect that it'll get resolved very soon.

(Oh, and the "Something Bad Happened" page does come up, but it's not stylized in the response at all.)

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“Very soon”… :( – Ryan O'Hara Aug 25 '13 at 4:37
I'm realizing just how inconvenient this is. Queues aside, I never realized how many questions I actively close in a session. – Makoto Aug 25 '13 at 4:38
@minitech In 6-8 weeks... :P – H2CO3 Aug 25 '13 at 6:44
6-8 weeks sounds fair :P – NullPoiиteя Aug 25 '13 at 7:06

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