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Recently, S triology update scripts have been constantly having problems displaying. The last two days they seem to have stopped working completely - is there a reason for that, or ... ?

(firefox 3.5 on xp)

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Which "update scripts" are you talking about? – Jon Skeet Sep 28 '09 at 20:22
    
@Jon Skeet - for example; sof.modos.org/tracker/update/62699 – Rook Sep 28 '09 at 20:29
    
Hmm, now it's called "reputation tracker", but for some reason I have it bookmarked as an "update script. Title changed ? – Rook Sep 28 '09 at 20:30
    
@ldigas: It was initially released as "update script" since it was a PHP script in one file. Once I put it in the CodeIgniter framework, I rebranded it as a reputation tracking service. – Kyle Cronin Sep 28 '09 at 20:46
    
Ah, I see. Unfortunatelly, I don't know anything about this things (PHP, CodeIgniter), but if by any chance you find some time in the future to get it working again, I'd be really grateful. I use it daily, and consider it far superior to the implemented statistics page on the profile pages. – Rook Sep 28 '09 at 23:50

I'm the creator of the service you mention. It appears that modos.org's IP was somehow blacklisted. I sent an email to team@stackoverflow.com a little while ago and I'm waiting for a response.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

edit: Apparently there were some large requests that my site was pulling down. I've thrown in a limiter - 500 questions, 500 answers, sorted by activity. I may be able to creep this upward once I can get a better sense of how large these requests are. I've sent a reply detailing this, requesting to be unblocked, so now all I can do is wait for a reply.

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OK, the block is cleared now that we have

  • user-agent properly set on the requests
  • requests of a reasonable size
  • http compression (gzip) on all requests
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If it relies on Yahoo Pipes, it might have something to do with this short twitter exchange:

http://twitter.com/codinghorror/status/4436827424
http://twitter.com/simonw/status/4437114256
http://twitter.com/codinghorror/status/4437171439

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it doesn't though – Jeff Atwood Sep 29 '09 at 1:35

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