It seems that some questions are breaking down on Meta. Including this very question itself, the following three I have experienced issues with.

Half the time I try to view them, I get an "Oops, something bad has happened". Sometimes I get through, sometimes I don't. Any activity is going to just trigger yet another chance for the error page. And it seems like I'm not the only one, which is a relief.

Something I am noticing in common with all of these questions. Not something they have in common themselves, but something in common with when you can actually see them. When I can see these questions, I never see a "Related" list. Only the "Linked" section. I can see the "Related" section fine on other questions, but these questions only display for me when "Related" is not displayed. Anyone else noticing this?

  • yeah it's broken for me too. I was getting the same error when trying to access this question, but I think that might have just been Bill the Lizard doing some testing.
    – Andy E
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 12:35
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    I'm seeing the "Oops, something bad happened happened" a lot today, usually just after editing. Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 12:36
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    Actually, in review, it's no longer just that question. Many of the recent questions seem to be breaking too (including this question). I think a better report is needed to be called for. Shall I revise this into a more comprehensive report?
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 12:37
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    It's also happening on this question right here.
    – sth
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 12:37
  • @Grace: Do you just want to edit this one to a more general bug report? (If you can...) Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 12:38
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    I got it with this question. I edited the URL form another question by hand to get here. And Billy, our lizard friend, is posting duplicates. I guess not intentionally. Jeff, FIX THIS! Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 12:39
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    @Bill Revised. If you manage to see it.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 12:40
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    @Ladybug: Yes, it was this same problem that caused the double-post. I was hoping nobody would see that. :) Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 12:41
  • No lizard escapes my eyes, @Bill ;) Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 12:43
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    Yep - got the "Something bad happened" page the first time I tried to view this very question.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 13:29
  • Yes, experienced as an intermittent problem, including on this very page about 10 minutes ago. Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 14:41

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We had a slight issue in the build process - this has been resolved.

  • Thank you much, Geoff! Glad it is all over.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 15:37

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