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All day today this site has been going up, and down, up, and down, and I was wondering if it's just me?

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yes! 504 all day long. Was wondering if that was normal or unusual. I was also wondering if the site was taking part in the Net Neutrality protest lol.

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I seem to be having issues currently with loading things, but I haven't been on much, i just got home.

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It is most likely another server issue, as many have been experiencing 504 errors and flat out disconnects. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.

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I assume it's part of the protest against the American ISPs that are trying dismantle Net Neutrality.

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I've been getting a lot of 504 errors, which is a gateway timeout. It usually means the server is slow to respond due to high traffic load, usually.

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All day today this site has been going up, and down, up, and down, and I was wondering if it's just me?

 

No it is not just you. All users are experiencing the gateway timeout message and lag. Staff, including the Tech Admin team are aware. Please bear with us while it is resolved. Thanks all who have reported this. 

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is it due to the slowdown today, or another issue?

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is it due to the slowdown today, or another issue?

 

 

I assume it's part of the protest against the American ISPs that are trying dismantle Net Neutrality.

 

 

yes! 504 all day long. Was wondering if that was normal or unusual. I was also wondering if the site was taking part in the Net Neutrality protest lol.

 

No. Internet Slowdown day was not an actual reduction of internet speeds and an attempt to artificially reduce performance for the end user.

 

Here is more information about how it worked.

 

 

First things first. Slowdown Day will not feature any actual slowing down of the Internet.

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It's Thursday now, and the problem is still here. Although, it seems to come in spurts. For about a half hour (6:00am CST), it was scrumptious, but now between 7:00-9:00am CST it's back to having problems.

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@Treble Bolt, yes the site is still experiencing issues, though there has been some noticeable improvement. We all appreciate your patience as Feld0 and Lavo work to resolve it. :D

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For the past couple of days, MLP Forums seems to be slowing down alot, and I've even received a few gateway timeout errors.

 

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If I don't get a gateway timeout, pages take about 10 seconds to load.

 

My friend was experiencing this earlier today, but it still could just be us. I dunno. Anyone else having these problems?

 

Edit: Must be a DDoS attack. It's getting worse.

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@Mitchfizz05, I went ahead and merged your topic with the already existing topic regarding the lag, server/db issues, and 504's. All of these are related. This is being worked on don't worry, we only ask that you have some patience and understanding as the team resolves this. Thank you guys again.

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I was able to use the site normally for most of the day until the past couple of hours or so. Is it possible that these problems could be load-induced?

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yes! 504 all day long. Was wondering if that was normal or unusual. I was also wondering if the site was taking part in the Net Neutrality protest lol.

 

Fun fact: Sites that partake/partook in that didn't/don't actually slow down their site for their users; that'd be counter-productive to the goal of spreading the information quickly x) From what I understood they all just had big banners and things that relayed info and provided links.

 

Yay server issues. And of course they had to happen the same time DeviantART had to have them. Been stuck on Youtube for two days ;w;

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I was able to use the site normally for most of the day until the past couple of hours or so. Is it possible that these problems could be load-induced?

 

It's been intermittent but ongoing. As far as server load, usually some adjustments to certain files will resolve that. One of the easier things to resolve on a board is SL issues.

 

 

 

Been stuck on Youtube for two days
 

 

Should I call someone in to airlift you out of there? O-o

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I'm glad I'm not the only one having this problem.

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So I'm new to this site, and have been looking for topics I can post in and level up or whatever, but sometimes when I try to visit a topic it does the "waiting for webpage" and then goes to the  "internet explorer cannot load  this webpage" thingo. I usually don't use IE, it's only on this special PC.

 

Also I already made 5 posts and I still haven't levelled up.

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First off welcome to the forums. Second, the forums are normally pretty fast and not this sluggish, BUT, the great 504 Gateway Timelord has graced us with his presence... again... Hurray. :/

Don't worry though, Something like this has happened before and it will be resolved as soon as possible by the staff.

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Hey, welcome to the forums! The forums are usually fine, but it's been really slow lately for some reason. Hopefully it gets fixed soon.

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@Pinipy, you should have access to all the regular sections and forums/subforums now, but if you were talking about your badge and rank ... you are officially Derpy's favorite treat. :derp:

 

As far as the site being slow, this is a known issue and is being worked on by our site engineers. There are times that it does slow down a little or resets. Please bear with us.

 

And most important ... WELCOME TO MLP FORUMS. :D

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I to am experiencing site slowdowns and gateway timeout errors, starting from about the same date stamp as OP's post.

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I know that these site lag issues are becoming frustrating for a lot of people, myself included. So I wanted to take a moment to explain why progress on this is slow.
 
As large as the staff is, we only have two people who are qualified and equipped to address IT problems here: lavo and feld0. Lavo is the IT lead for MLP Forums, and feld0 is the IT lead for Poniverse as a whole.
 
From what I recall, lavo has a full-time job, and feld0 is extremely busy with college. As frustrating as these site issues are, neither of them can prioritize fixing them over their real-life responsibilities.
 
Progress on this issue being slow, therefore, is not out of any lack of caring. It's due to the fact of how limited our technical manpower is and how we all have real-life responsibilities that come first. Additionally, resolving these problems is not a simple task. Fixing them takes time.
 
These issues will be resolved, but it may take time. I will keep you guys updated as best as I can, but in the meantime please bear with us.
 
You all can help out by letting us know if/when anything changes for you, such as if you notice an increase in slowness and/or gateway timeout errors, or conversely if the problems disappear for you.
 
Thank you.

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@Twilight Dirac, this is a known issue that Technical Administration is aware of and working on. Trust me when I say that we are all ready for the site to resume normal functionality and use.

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