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February 8, 2011 6:45:08 AM

I've been getting some strange forum errors recently. Every time I make a post, I get the "Site temporarily unavailable" screen, but my reply is posted anyway. What could cause this?
February 8, 2011 7:41:28 AM

We're discussing it internally at the moment. A number of moderators have been running into the same problem lately. We're still trying to track down a consistent way to reproduce the problem, so if you can provide exact steps as to how you ran into it that would be helpful. After all, there are a number of ways to make a post :) 
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February 8, 2011 8:36:48 AM

OK, here are some particulars:

- I use FF4, sometimes the Beta, but most often the latest nightly build, on Windows 7.
- In 90% of cases, I use the Quick Reply box when responding to a post, as I'm doing this very moment.

Can't think of much else, to be honest. I will try and figure out if there is a discernible pattern.

EDIT: Posting just now worked perfectly, as does quick editing the post.
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February 8, 2011 8:38:14 AM

This was posted using the "Add a reply" button.

EDIT: Also worked.
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February 8, 2011 9:24:49 AM

And it's been going on for a while I think. It does seem to be somewhat random. Perhaps related to the overall load on the servers? Background housekeeping activities?

Or maybe it's got some type of radar that's sensitive to someone getting ready to post a longer than average reply? Very annoying to have a five or six paragraph reply hang up and then disappear in a Site Unavailable message.

I've been paranoid enough to start posting a reply in a couple short posts instead of just 1 long post. And I try to remember to copy a long reply to the clipboard before I hit the submit button.

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February 8, 2011 9:43:37 AM

I'm pretty sure it's happened to me with a few short posts as well.
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February 8, 2011 1:52:01 PM

To me also.

I just meant loosing a short post isn't as painful as losing those longer, more involved posts.

You know...those posts that run on and on.

Seemingly never to end.
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February 9, 2011 12:59:03 PM

We're looking into it. The development team has been made aware and is now investigating the issue and potential resolution.
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February 10, 2011 1:38:00 PM

Any of you still receiving this error? There was a small ad that was causing issues in redirect when posting replies, but that has been resolved. If you are still experiencing this issue, we'll continue to dig.
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February 10, 2011 9:14:00 PM

I still have the "Site Unavailable" when moving about the forum a few times today.
Haven't had a forum post rejected yet though.
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February 15, 2011 5:31:17 AM

Agreed, it still happens.
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February 16, 2011 9:25:14 AM

Look familiar guys.



In my case it's definitely still happening.

Happens in Win7 (Win7 is a fresh installation) and WinXP, with IE8, Firefox, or Pale Moon.

Clearing browser history and cookies does not solve it.

Happens with any type new text input, Quoted Reply, Add a Reply, Quick Reply, or Full Edit, does not happen with Quick Edit.

Best livable work around hit the Browser Back Arrow, if you refresh while the white screen is showing, it will post your message each time you refresh, very irritating!

Sometimes the back arrow does not solve it and I have to completely close and reopen the browser, that's extremely inconvenient when your time is limited you can invest here.

For me this has been happening about 3 weeks now. Ryan
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February 16, 2011 12:02:46 PM

The post still appears; the most annoying thing is that it does not get picked up by the "My Threads" filter any more, so you do not get alerted to new posts.
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February 16, 2011 12:20:12 PM

^ Affirmative, I've noticed that as well, but forgot to mention it.
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February 16, 2011 12:40:15 PM

This is new, now the whole window is gone!

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February 16, 2011 1:53:09 PM

I will re-open the issue and raise the flag on this.
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February 16, 2011 10:13:33 PM

I've seen that one a few times Ryan. Just the sidebar doesn't load properly :lol: 
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February 17, 2011 3:01:04 PM

Is this issue still occurring for anyone here?
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February 18, 2011 6:11:09 AM

Affirmative, it happened again this morning (18 Feb, 9h35, GMT+2)
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February 21, 2011 9:17:40 AM

It's still happening, folks! Any news yet?
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February 21, 2011 1:09:08 PM

If I had hit Submit instead of Preview I would have lost the whole post.



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February 22, 2011 1:22:16 PM

It is one of our highest priority items for investigation and resolution. Still trying to narrow down exactly what is causing the issue.
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March 4, 2011 5:11:52 AM

Still seems to be happening sporadically.
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March 4, 2011 1:03:44 PM

Noticing that. It's why it's so difficult to nail down.
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March 7, 2011 1:17:23 PM

Anyone still receiving this error?
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March 8, 2011 5:12:07 AM

Yes, as of this morning. 2011-03-08 9h11 GMT+2
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March 17, 2011 7:40:59 AM

Looking better, haven't seen the error yet his morning. Anyone else still complaining?

EDIT: I spoke to soon... Replying to this thread brought the dreaded screen again.
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