If I try to access a user's profile (Examples: MSE, Stack Apps, Aviation, etc.), it eventually times out and throws me to the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" page (Example).

This has been going on for a few minutes; anyone else seeing it?

Oddly enough, directly going to a different profile page sub-tab still works fine. (Example, going straight to Activity tab)

Happens on multiple browsers.

  • This same error was just introduced and fixed yesterday, and now it's back.
    – Laurel
    Commented May 21, 2019 at 21:51
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    Bluefeet sez: SQLServer is unhappy. We will make the necessary sacrifices.
    – Shog9
    Commented May 21, 2019 at 22:00

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We send some read-only traffic to one of our secondary SQL Servers. It got a bit unhappy with lots of queries trying to hit it and we ended up with some blocking on the server.

I killed a bunch of sessions that were being blocked and things have settled back down. The pages should load again now that SQL is no longer angry.

  • Thanks, but that sounds like the bites have been stitched up, and the shark is still out there. That is: will sessions become blocked again at some point? Commented May 21, 2019 at 22:15
  • @AwesomePoodles It's possible that it would happen again, but it's rare when it does.
    – Taryn
    Commented May 21, 2019 at 22:17

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