Multiple times now, within the past 30 mins (2:15pm-2:45pm PST 7/17/09) I notice that stack overflow times out when I try to post something. This has happened on 3 occasions now.

  1. Editing a question I have and clicking save
  2. Editing my user profile information and clicking save
  3. Trying to answer a question and posting my answer

The first instance of this happening the request timed out and my post didnt get saved. The ohter 2 times the request timed out but still saved my what I was posting.

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We have sporadic reports of this, but can never reproduce it.

We suspect networking.

Where on the planet Earth are you? what country, etc?

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San Diego, CA, USA –  AdamB Jul 17 '09 at 23:59
It happens to me too from time to time. Both when posting comments and answers. Firefox, winxp, Sweden. –  Nifle Jul 18 '09 at 23:12
I get it very rarely but generally attribute it to my saturated office network; Firefox, Win7, Ohio –  Michael Haren Oct 10 '09 at 2:15
I have this problem too on occasion. (Zurich) It happens disproportionately more with with SO than the other sites I visit frequently. The problem even seems to occur with voting. –  Stu Thompson Nov 19 '09 at 18:18
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Getting this same problem, everytime I edit one of my posts, it takes ages, and I can't access any of the stackoverflow sites (including meta) during this time. By design? some sort of throttling? or is it network issue?

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sounds like a network issue to me –  Jeff Atwood Nov 19 '09 at 14:38
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