Questions tagged [downtime]

Questions about when the Stack Exchange servers go down.

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Got captcha'd for asking a question again after an outage

I asked a question, which failed to get posted because Stack Overflow went down, and then I re-asked the question, and got captcha'd because of that. I shouldn't be captcha'd because the Stack ...
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What was the downtime for?

Around an hour or so ago, SFF went into read-only mode. Apparently, it wasn't the only one - Stack Overflow and Super User went down as well, and I assume that all 153 sites experienced the same. ...
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Please keep the support Twitter stream and Blog up to date

The site suddenly went into read-only mode today at ~13:25Z came without warning. The banner that goes along with read-only mode says: This site is currently in read-only mode; we’ll return with ...
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Getting runtime error on Stackexchange.com [closed]

I just browsed to http://www.stackexchange.com and got an error page: Is this something wrong on my system or the server?
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Why did Stack Overflow time out?

When I try to access http://stackoverflow.com, the page times out. I'd post this on Meta Stack Overflow, but it times out as well. All other sites seem to be working fine. Using Chrome on OS X 10.10. ...
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Was the Stack Exchange UPS plugged into itself a joke, or real?

Power issues caused the May 16, 2014 downtime, as stated in Stack Exchange Primary Data Center Offline - May 16th, 2014 What happens when you plug a UPS into itself? , a post for a picture contest, ...
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What caused the 16/5/2014 downtime?

Today, the entire stack exchange network was in read-only mode for several hours right in the middle of normal office hours for EU. This was pretty annoying, because it meant that I couldn't ask for ...
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Unable to ask a question on Stack Overflow

As a signed in user when I click on "Ask a Question" (which goes to the page https://stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/questions/ask) I get an "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error. I've had an ...
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What just happened to Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow was down for a long time here, probably about an hour. What was the cause?
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Is there a status page for Stack Exchange sites?

Stack Overflow was down a few minutes ago, and I noticed that there is no way to see whether it's a local problem or the server is down. It would be nice to have a status page like Github has (https://...
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Would it be a good idea to have a read only version of StackOverflow during upgrades

SO is down for maintenance at the moment, which is fine, but all my Google searches for my problems are point to SO which is irritating. By becoming the one stop shop for answers, you have created a ...
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Down for maintenance. See our blog?

While SO is down (and other sites) they link to the ServerFault blog. That's fine with me. However what if all sites go down (what just happened). The link to ServerFault´s blog also doesn't work ...
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Meta Stack Overflow is currently offline for maintenance? Am I Error Banned?

I randomly see [Meta] Stack Overflow is currently offline for maintenance pages every once in a while, and they usually go away in like 30 seconds. Am I errorbanned or something? Or is there really ...
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“Status” blog for StackExchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A status page showing whether SO and other SE network sites are up and running I think status blog like twitter has: http://status.twitter.com/ This is a site that is ...
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Stackexchange DNS seems to be down [closed]

According to discussion in our chat, and downforeveryoneorjustme, http://rpg.stackexchange.com is down. I can still access it, so I think it's a DNS thing. Update: Gaming seems down too, and a ...
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A status page showing whether SO and other SE network sites are up and running

Current prolonged downtime made me realize that StackExchange needs a page showing status of all network sites similar to Twitter Status or Last.fm Status. Such page would a single place to post ...
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Downtime alert in Google Chrome [closed]

Practically all SE sites I tried, except Meta, are failing to load for me, with the exception of MSO. Additionally, all chats are offline and MSO's visit chat acknowledges this by not advertising any ...
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Is there somewhere to report to when an SE site goes down?

I can't currently reach careers.stackoverflow.com, superuser.com, or serverfault.com (but SO and MSO work fine). Is this the best place to report that, or is "site down" too ephemeral an event to ...