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Anyone currently experiencing a slow response time from stackoverflow.com? I received no response or 504 bad gateway error.

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The intertubz are clogged. –  Robert Harvey May 26 '10 at 18:47
    
I got 502 Bad Gateway once. The ping time is significantly longer than meta (by a factor of 2 to 10.) –  KennyTM May 26 '10 at 18:47
    
@Robert: You weren't supposed to delete the first comment. :) –  Jon Seigel May 26 '10 at 19:07
    
How do I accept an answer to this question? Until one of the employees verifies the event that caused the slow response time. –  Michael Kniskern May 26 '10 at 20:25
    
I'm having trouble with SF right now. The question page loads pretty quickly (or appears to) but it IE8 still says "Waiting for serverfault.com/..."; in the status bar and some of the controls (mark as answer) won't work –  user131750 Jun 3 '10 at 13:53

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I saw this a moment ago as well, but I think the actual slow part is the sstatic.com domain they use for static content. I think this usually means they just updated a file or two there and it's slow for a few minutes while everyone has to update their browser cache with the new version of whatever they changed.

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Seems to be back to normal now, but while it happened I was awarded a badge. Maybe the badge-awarding batch process is to blame.

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Maybe you're to blame! ಠ_ಠ –  Bill the Lizard May 26 '10 at 18:49
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Hey, where's my badge? –  Robert Harvey May 26 '10 at 18:49
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@Bill: When I give a Nice Answer, Stack Overflow immediately stops all activity until it has awarded me with my rightly deserved badge. Sounds appropriate to me. –  sth May 27 '10 at 0:24
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Oh right, I forgot about the medal ceremony. Congratulations. ;) –  Bill the Lizard May 27 '10 at 3:20

It was that way a few minutes ago during this catastrophe Extra votes to migrate lead to multiple posts but now that the question is deleted it seems to be going at normal speeds

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Perhaps the update that Joel implies is what actually caused that catastrophe. If not the update, then the act of updating itself, perhaps. –  Grace Note May 26 '10 at 18:58
    
I actually think it's more likely the "catastrophe" caused one of the devs to rush out a fix and cause the update. –  Joel Coehoorn May 26 '10 at 19:13

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