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As of about 5 minutes ago, has slowed down to a near halt.. Meta Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault seems okish though.

What's up? O_o

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Yep I see that too (from Ireland) – Kev Feb 21 '11 at 17:29
I loaded it just fine here in New England, and just opened a brand new question that was just asked. – Grace Note Feb 21 '11 at 17:32
No visible slowdown for me. (Atlanta) – jzd Feb 21 '11 at 17:34
I think there's a crab pinching the intertubes between your side and our side. Trucks are flowing fine here. – Won't Feb 21 '11 at 18:02
@Will the clog is too big to be a crab. It's either a whole group (swarm? herd?), or an alligator – Pëkka Feb 21 '11 at 18:18
Located a video of the event! – Won't Feb 21 '11 at 18:25

This is a queue issue with one of our web servers approximately 1/6 users are experiencing, we are working on the problem now.

Update: After some tweaks, the request queue is empty now, we'll continue to watch this today and make more adjustments if needed.

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I dunno... I'm in favor of the crabs-pinching-tubes theory. – Won't Feb 21 '11 at 18:02
@Will, more like worms chewing on capillaries. – Tim Post Feb 21 '11 at 18:09
@Will - Well, it was a software crab :) – Nick Craver Feb 21 '11 at 18:25

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