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As of about 5 minutes ago, stackoverflow.com 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
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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
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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
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@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
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Located a video of the event! youtube.com/watch?v=f17abJOMel4 –  Won't Feb 21 '11 at 18:25
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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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