Currently the chat.meta.stackoverflow.com site is down.

It is also giving the default ASP.Net error page, not the friendly custom one.

Server Error in '/' Application.
Runtime Error
Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine. 
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    Yeah, not even a lolcat :) Looking into it.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 13:33
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    Man, I thought it was just me! The fact that the "Server Error in '/'" page came up fooled DownForEveryoneOrJustMe. And apparently their URLs confuse the Markdown parser, so: downforeveryoneorjustme.com/http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com EDIT: and now it is correctly reporting that chat is down. How odd.
    – Pops
    Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 13:37
  • @Popular Demand:downforeveryoneorjustme.com/http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com says "It's not just you" for me. EDIT: nevermind :p EDIT2: re following: agreed Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 13:40
  • @Tobias, yes, I retested after I posted my comment and just updated while you were commenting; thanks! EDIT: we should keep posting replies in edits while the other person replies in a new comment simultaneously.
    – Pops
    Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 13:41
  • I'm confused. Is the bug report because the chat is down? Or is the bug report because there is no custom error page? Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 13:51
  • @rchern Because the error page is missing. Chat being back up would be nice, but I expect this because it's beta.
    – C. Ross
    Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 13:56
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    There is a custom error page - the error was too terminal for the error page to work... Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 14:02
  • @Marc Gravel That's some bad juju there.
    – C. Ross
    Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 14:43

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OK; we're back up. Still investigating what happened, but the unicorns and the pixies have stopped fighting for long enough to serve requests instead.

  • Rrgh, refreshing takes you to the kitten page, because the URL still says error. (Typing the URL in directly works, of course.) @Marc, do you need the pixies? Can this be a unicorn-only operation?
    – Pops
    Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 14:07
  • Now I'm getting the lolcat error page.
    – badp
    Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 14:07
  • @badp really? are you sure your browser isn't just left on the /error url? (the last logged error was a little while ago) Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 14:11
  • yeah, that was it.
    – badp
    Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 14:20
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    @Popular - can't do it. The union got involved and everything. Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 14:33

Reproduced, URL is then (FF3.6) http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/


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