Questions tagged [500-server-error]

For questions about the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" server error page displayed on Stack Exchange sites in the event of an internal server error, or for reporting server errors received anywhere on the network.

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Chat.stackexchange.com chatrooms are broken/flaky

Chat.stackexchange.com seems broken. When entering a chatroom, the loading page stalls, e.g. And transcripts don't load, instead I get a server error. Some hints: this only happens on chat.SE, not ...
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"Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error when joining communities, what can I do?

What can I do when I repeatedly over a long time get the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error when trying to join a community? (I tried either Law and law.meta and both gave the same error. ...
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Clicking the edit button on my Area 51 profile gives a server error page

I click the edit button, and a request is made for https://area51.stackexchange.com/users/edit/<my-user-id>, and the server returns with an HTTP 302 redirect to https://area51.stackexchange.com/...
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Can't chat in MSE chat [duplicate]

I can't chat on chat.meta.stackexchange.com. Sometimes it shows this page: When looking into console, it shows 500 status code error: And sometimes I am simply not logged in chat (however on MSE I ...
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Going to /review/user-info of an invalid queue or user ID causes a server error

I learned that you can go to https://[Stack Exchange domain].com/review/user-info/[review queue ID]/[user ID] in order to view a users review stats such as their daily, weekly, monthly, and all time ...
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Server error when trying to view an old deleted user as a mod

When I try to visit a specific deleted user stub, it tries to load for a while and then gives an error. At least it was, and now it's just taking about 3 seconds to load, which seems unusually long. I ...
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I can't edit anything on MSE or network-wide right now: HTTP 500 - "An error occurred submitting the edit."

When I try to edit anything on MSE right now (when I click the "Save edits" button), I get a red box that says: An error occurred submitting the edit. In my console, I see: Failed to load ...
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Server error when trying to view revision histories of some old orphaned tag wikis (as a mod)

When looking at orphaned tag wikis via the moderator-only page (/admin/orphan-wikis), I found some that give 500 errors: https://english.stackexchange.com/posts/4382/revisions https://writing....
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I can't search for my Saves in stackexchange.com

I can't find how to access all my saves (saved across all Stack Exchange communities). Before the migration from Bookmarks to Saves in 2022, all my bookmarks from all communities (sites) used to be ...
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Server error when searching in my saves

Searching in my “saves” (with the in:saves operator) does not currently work and displays the error Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred ...
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Server error when attempting to use the inquestion:<id> and inquestion:this search operators

When I try to use inquestion:389834 or inquestion:this, I get a 500 HTTP status code: I would really like to use this function.
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stackexchange.com search is down

All attempts to do network-wide searches via stackexchange.com (example) are returning the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" page: This is a problem, as this is the only way that Charcoal ...
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Can't confirm new account when joining another site

I'm trying to have my sockpuppet join a new site, but whatever browser I use (in a private window, so cookies won't matter), I'm greeted with "Oops! Something Bad Happened!". It does not ...
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Banning a user from suggesting edits for a high number of days fails silently

♦ moderators have the ability to ban users from suggesting edits. On one of the other sites I moderate, I encountered a user of which I don't believe that user will ever make constructive edits (but ...
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Data Explorer throws server error when attempting to query Psychology & Neuroscience

The Stack Exchange Data Explorer lets you write SQL queries to find questions, answers, comments, users etc across the StackExchange network, but the query interface throws an error if I try to select ...
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Loading the Community user's "All actions" subtab here on Meta.SE leads to a server error [closed]

Trying to access the Community user's list of actions here results in the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" server error page. I get to this link by going to its user profile, going to the ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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Mod-only page for site-specific close reasons is giving a "Something Bad Happened"

I can't access /admin/flags/site-specific-close-reasons on either of the sites where I'm a moderator (here and here). Clicking the "Manage community-specific close reasons" link from /admin/...
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Joining the TeX Stack Exchange site gives an OpenID error

I note that OpenID support was discontinued in 2018 (but some loose ends are still being tidied?). On joining TeX - LaTeX by clicking through from my network profile on stackexchange.com, upon ...
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Newsletter digest preview broken [closed]

I clicked on "see an example newsletter" in this element on the sidebar of Stack Overflow: It took me to https://stackoverflow.com/digest/preview, which displays the standard 500 error page....
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Checking the source of a user's About Me results in an internal server error

Moderators have in certain circumstances access to the revisions of a user's "about me". When I click the 'source' link, I get the familiar 500 - Internal Server Error page with "Oops! ...
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On StackApps.com the /admin route ends in a server error

I just tried to visit the Stack Apps Mod dashboard but that ends in an Oops! Something Bad Happened! and it is all your fault. At least that is what it says in the next paragraph. I checked with a ...
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Creating tag synonym throws an error ..in an erroneous way

I was trying to create a synonym on Arts & Crafts. Clicking the 'Create Synonym' button threw this error: It seems the 'Create tag synonym' pop-up got replaced by the code of the (error) page I ...
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Error when viewing revision history for Help Center article as a moderator

When I visit this revision list: https://meta.stackexchange.com/posts/66740/revisions, which for regular users looks like a history for the participate in Meta privilege, I get an error page: It ...
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/timeline for some posts returns 500 error for moderators

The /posts/xxxxxx/timeline link is showing a 500 error on some questions, for moderators only. Logged-out and non-moderator users (confirmed by multiple users at various reputation levels) are both ...
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Server error when attempting to load network flairs for some users [duplicate]

In the list of employees on the community team, the network flairs for some (but not all) employees aren't loading, and instead showing a broken image with alternate text. When I attempt to manually ...
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Inline tag editing does not work [duplicate]

When I try to edit the tags of a question inline, I get an error message: An error occurred when fetching the tag editor I have tried both clicking on "Edit tags" and the keyboard shortcut ...
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Reputation leagues appear to be down [duplicate]

https://stackexchange.com/leagues gives an error 500. Is this happening for everyone? As pointed out by Glorfindel, the leagues themselves work.
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"Oops! Something Bad Happened!" on Winter Bash leaderboard

The Winter Bash 2021 leaderboard gives a server error whenever it is visted: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were browsing ...
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Server error for non-diamonds when attempting to look at some old election pages

When I attempt to access the "Nomination" phase of an election which has concluded, I get the "Oops! Something Bad Happened" page. This happens both on sites which I am a member of ...
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500 Internal Server Error in review queues

The review items https://workplace.stackexchange.com/review/close/112071 https://workplace.stackexchange.com/review/reopen/112082 https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/114803 ...
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Review queues were throwing 500 server errors

For a few minutes, all /review pages across all sites seemed to result in the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" server error page. This was confirmed by multiple users in chat and a comment on ...
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Short links to comments on election nominations lead to server error

First off, this is probably the least significant bug I've ever reported. I'm not sure it's actually worth fixing. But it is a bug, so for completeness's sake... (and hey, maybe someone at SE is ...
Ryan M's user avatar
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My stackexchange.com "Activity" tab gives a server error

Going to my "Activity" tab on stackexchange.com results in an "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" server error. This only happens on my page, not that of anyone else. Other tabs are ...
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Attempting to load combined flair images sometimes, but not always, results in a server error

I display my combined flair on my profile page. But I noticed that it's broken. When I go to profile setting -> flair I see that all my flairs work other than the combined flair. Here is my ...
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Looking back at suggested-edit review audits throws a 500 error message [closed]

I was browsing MSE about review audits, etc., and came upon this question. It had a link to this suggested edit review audit, but instead of showing "Review audit completed at {date}" or &...
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Flair seems to be broken [duplicate]

Under Edit profile and settings > Flair, for all 4 themes (Default, Clean, Dark, Hotdog) images are not displayed. The console is showing an error as: Failed to load resource: the server responded ...
Alapan Das's user avatar
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Flair images are throwing 500 errors for some percentage of users, affecting election pages particularly badly

For me, the election pages on all the sites currently look something like this: Examples: Stack Overflow, Law.SE, Super User And my Stack Overflow profile flair page looks like this (note that there ...
Ryan M's user avatar
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Server error when trying to log in to Winter Bash 2020 Hat Dash after it has ended

Today I found this: Please make the Hat Dash leaderboard link a different color And was interested to see what this is: https://winterbash2020.stackexchange.com/ When I try to login, I get: Oops! ...
Michał Lipok's user avatar
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Error "500 Server Error for url: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/login"

I'm working on my chatbot for Stack Exchange (mainly for Stack Overflow in Russian) and everything worked fine until today. I rebooted it and when it tried to login to MSE again it raised this error: ...
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Intermittently receiving maintenance errors on SE network-wide

Related: Not ten minutes ago, I received this error, twice: And also an "Oops, something bad happened" error. I'm also getting question posting errors. Can we fix this, please?
Ollie's user avatar
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Intermittently receiving "Oops! Something bad happened!" error on Meta Stack Exchange

Intermittently, this error keeps coming up, when browsing Meta: This happened three times in Firefox and Chrome. It would take a really long time to respond, I got a 500 server error, then this. This ...
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500 error on /tools/post-feedback [closed]

Whenever I try to load https://stackoverflow.com/tools/post-feedback, it stalls for 30 seconds and then I get the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error. (I can't try on other sites because I ...
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Opening my own profile page causes a "Something bad happened!" error

Attempting to navigate to my own profile page on any site in the network throws an error. Here's a .gif for full disclosure: Navigating to anyone else's profile page is fine, though. Did someone ...
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Server error when downloading OpenSTV software using link on election pages

The election download OpenSTV links on an election page (example here) do not work and return this page: This happens for all elections. (A note: these links are only shown to users with the required ...
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500 error when trying to update room topic

I've noticed an issue which I've seen a couple of weeks back and thought it was a one off, but I've just tried to do it again and it's the same problem. When trying to update the room topic for the C# ...
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Server error when attempting to log into Network Engineering Meta

I haven't been able to access https://networkengineering.meta.stackexchange.com since being directed there by a mod about a concern I had. This was nearly a week ago. I constantly get... We ...
square_eyes's user avatar
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Moderators can't open timeline of the particular question

When moderator is trying to open timeline of this question, system redirects to the error page. But regular members can open it.
Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik's user avatar
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Trying to download GDPR data dump results in "Oops! Something Bad Happened!"

I'm trying to download a data portability export archive for my account. I submitted my original request via https://stackoverflow.com/legal/gdpr/request on Jan 22 18:00, it began processing Jan 22 ...
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Links under "Help" are broken for guest users

Almost all links in the Help Center (network-wide) are broken when one's not logged in. Some examples to try: (use Incognito, or the like) https://stackoverflow.com/help/how-to-ask https://...
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Child metas Profile pages are Oops

I've tried a half dozen child metas, the main site's Profile pages are fine but the child meta Profiles are oops. The child meta site's pages (not my profile) work fine. Examples: Oops - https://...
Rob's user avatar
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