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Stack Exchange is intermittently failing at random areas.

Some issues experienced by me and others:

  • I got logged out and couldn't log in
  • Stack Overflow intermittently goes down saying it's unavailable
  • Search is broken everywhere
  • Posting was broken at some point/is still broken now
  • I had an issue posing an edit at Ask Ubuntu (about 20 mins ago), it timed out three times, with a generic "Edit could not be submitted" message. Though it seems OK now. I guess that is related. – Mark Kirby Aug 8 at 12:35
  • I am getting the first three issues. What's going on, y'all? – Ollie Aug 8 at 12:37
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    I'm getting unusual slowness at times... particularly when searching, it just hangs... – MrWhite Aug 8 at 12:39
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    It's definitely network-wide. – Mast Aug 8 at 12:40
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    I'm getting the message "We are currently offline for maintenance" when trying to search. But according to the twitter status - twitter.com/StackStatus - and the blog there is no planned maintenance and no messages posted. – MrWhite Aug 8 at 12:46
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    Conveying a message from Nick: "We are seeing some abnormal search traffic we're investigating and working to resolve any disruptions still present." – Catija Aug 8 at 12:56
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    There is a problem at SO, about questions posting twice, that started an hour ago; nothing about the Search. --- I confirm the search bug, in North America. --- As of a second ago search works, fast. --- and broken again. :( – Rob Aug 8 at 13:24
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    @Rob the double posting is related to the search outage. See the comment I left there. – Catija Aug 8 at 13:47
  • Things should be getting back to normal now. – Catija Aug 8 at 14:26
  • @Catija yes, it works okay now. – Ollie Aug 8 at 14:28
  • @Catija, unfortunately the author deleted their post, so I can't see the comment you left there. Good thing I mentioned it, if it's related, because it was reported prior to this report above. – Rob Aug 8 at 16:09
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    This was only posted three minutes later, so they're not really different, @Rob :) and Journeyman Geek's question was actually posted first. – Catija Aug 8 at 16:12
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    Stuff being fixed is not a no repro!!! If you want an explanation... kinda needs to be open. – Catija Aug 8 at 19:45
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    Yes people. Don't we want the juicy juicy after action reports? ._. – Journeyman Geek Aug 9 at 4:55

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