Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Is anyone else experiencing the following problem today with Stack Overflow: When I refresh my page (Questions tagged 'java') the page loads but the browser loading icon continues to animate with the status message "Waiting for". However, as far as I can see all page content has already loaded.

(I'm running Firefox 3.5.7.)


Update: Tried flushing my browser cache but it didn't help but restarting Firefox fixed the problem. Weird thing is it only happened if I searched for Questions tagged with "java" (sounds bizarre I know) and viewed the "Newest" tab. If I searched for multiple tags (but including java) everything was ok. Also, it looked like my browser isn't waiting on consistently; It was also waiting on (and also some of the time). Anyway, not a big deal (obviously) - Just weird.

share|improve this question
I haven't seen anything out of the ordinary when it comes to gravatars, no. – alex Feb 9 '10 at 15:46
Works on my machine. – jjnguy Feb 9 '10 at 15:55
up vote 3 down vote accepted

I saw this a lot between 00:00 and 09:00 GMT today (Feb 9, 2010). A traceroute to Gravatar showed some gnarly looking packet loss at one of the transit providers between my ISP and Gravatar. I also saw the SO Google Analytics domain exhibiting the same problems.

I'm putting it down to run-of-the-mill upstream TCP/IP congestion.

share|improve this answer

If your browser is hanging waiting for Gravatar then really it's between you and Gravatar, SO's not to blame. Flush your browser cache and try it again, see if that helps. If not, then you've got something going on preventing communication with Gravatar.

share|improve this answer

Cannot reproduce.

No problems with Gravatar here - flushed the cache, reload SO, and it still loads very, very quickly.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .