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I got an error message on the site: "Our edit queue is full, try again in a few minutes", but that was the entire text of the page. Even though the Content-Type header I received was "text/html; charset=utf-8", the page was plain text with no HTML formatting. I don't mind that it was in plain text (actually I kinda liked it), but then the Content-Type should be "text/plain".

Also, the HTTP response code received was "200 OK".

This is bad! Because everything was not okay.

It was an error and should have a more appropriate HTTP response code.

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Agreed, it should be 503 – vartec Jun 16 '11 at 9:36
this has been posted before: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/88086/cannot-edit-edit-queue – staticx Jun 16 '11 at 12:22
different questions – mindless.panda Jun 16 '11 at 13:21

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Starting with the next build we'll properly return a 503 status when this case (or this other case) happen.

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