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Can’t close question?

This has happened a couple of times recently. Vote to close a question (that already has votes to close) - the little loading spinner appears beside 'close', spins for about 30 seconds and then comes back with a message saying that an error has occurred.

(Using Chrome as a browser, just in case that makes a difference).

I know this isn't a big deal, but just thought I'd mention it...

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marked as duplicate by Earlz, Jeff Atwood May 29 '10 at 0:21

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Have you tried turning it off and on again? – Ólafur Waage May 28 '10 at 15:12
most of the time, I fixed those kinds with just Ctrl+F5, and then try again. – YOU May 28 '10 at 15:13
I'm occasionally getting the dialog but no radio buttons in Chrome. I have to use FF if I want to vote. – ChrisF May 28 '10 at 15:18
@Ólafur Waage - I even tried uplugging the browser and giving it a kick. – Paddy May 28 '10 at 15:38
@S.Mark - I also CTRL+F5, but the error remained when trying again. – Paddy May 28 '10 at 15:38

I encountered this too, exactly as described.

We think this might be related to the requests per second throttling/limiting we were doing in nginx.

We've now switched to a requests-per-minute type throttling. See if that helps.

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