The Chrome Dev tools say:

Failed to load resource

When I go to http://cdn.sstatic.net/js/full.js?v=c492477fd55e Chrome says (translated from Dutch):

Error 330 (net::ERR_CONTENT_DECODING_FAILED): Unknown error

Just in case (and because debuggers love pictures): http://screencast.com/t/xw86W7YBtm

Loading the script in Firefox seems to work. Is the script encoded unreliably? What do I have to do to get it working again?

Lose the hightech encoding and compression and give me back SO Javascript functionality =)

Huh and now I'm a little bit worried. From Jeff Atwood's blog:

An errorbanned user has errors inserted at random into pages they visit. You might consider this a more severe extension of slowbanning – instead of pages loading slowly, they might not load at all, return cryptic HTTP errors, return the wrong page altogether, fail to load key dependencies like JavaScript and images and CSS, and so forth. I'm sure your devious little brains can imagine dozens of ways things could go "wrong" for an errorbanned user. This one is a bit more esoteric, but it isn't theoretical; an existing implementation exists in the form of the Drupal Misery module.

  • 1
    Just FYI, SE doesn't practice hellbanning.
    – waiwai933
    Jun 11, 2011 at 22:37
  • Well, that's good to know at least. In that case there's actually something wrong with the JS. Just now, I could see that I had 1 StackExchange 'message' (the red 1 in the top left corner) but I couldn't open the messagebox =(
    – Rudie
    Jun 12, 2011 at 2:52
  • BTW: the JS on meta works just fine.
    – Rudie
    Jun 12, 2011 at 2:52

1 Answer 1


Try clearing your cache.

Chrome since version 11 has some really severe caching bugs that we've seen (and duplicated on the dev team).

  • It worked without clearing the cache...
    – Rudie
    Jun 13, 2011 at 10:24

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