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emerilcantcook Aug 23, 2008 08:11 AM

I keep getting an error when I try to browse certain profiles. It's been like that for the last few days, and nothing seems to help (refreshing, emptying the cache, etc). This is really annoying especially since I am in a country where you pay for the internet per the minute you use it. Please please fix this site, the usability problems are getting ridiculous.

The error page is titled "CHOW: Application error", with the following content:
<There's been a slight problem...
Sorry, something's not working with this page. The CHOW team has been notified and will check it out.>

PS: It doesn't happen for all profiles for some reason, but for those that it happens, the error is consistent.

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  1. Jacquilynne Aug 23, 2008 08:34 AM

    Which profiles?

    9 Replies
    1. re: Jacquilynne
      emerilcantcook Aug 23, 2008 08:37 AM

      Two random examples from Quebec board


      1. re: emerilcantcook
        carswell Aug 23, 2008 09:09 AM

        Here's another one: www.chow.com/profile/220492

        I don't recall seeing any of these three users' names before the last day or two. While it's next to impossible for us mere mortals to test, my theory is that these are all new members and that their profiles are inaccessible due to the database latency problems that have plagued this site for nearly four months now.

      2. re: Jacquilynne
        kpzoo Aug 23, 2008 09:43 AM

        Same problem here, for the last few days as well. More examples:


        1. re: Jacquilynne
          Googs Aug 23, 2008 02:31 PM

          I can't only see page one of my profile. Frustrating as I've been away and wanted to catch up on older posts.

          Today I couldn't see this profile:

          1. re: Jacquilynne
            invinotheresverde Aug 24, 2008 05:14 PM

            My own profile.

            1. re: Jacquilynne
              Stephanie Wong Aug 25, 2008 12:17 AM

              Please add me to your list: http://chowhound.chow.com/profile/14515

              Good luck in getting these fixed.

              1. re: Jacquilynne
                berkshiresnow Aug 25, 2008 06:05 AM

                My profile as well

                1. re: Jacquilynne
                  jfood Aug 25, 2008 08:17 AM

                  Happens about 90% of the time for jfood on other profiles but not his.

                  1. re: Jacquilynne
                    zin1953 Aug 31, 2008 03:25 PM


                  2. LindaWhit Aug 23, 2008 11:08 AM

                    This isn't just happening on Profiles (although I'm sometimes getting the same thing). I just tried to access Member Recipes (or ones posted by Chow.com themselves) and am getting the same error message. Cannot read any recipes, no matter what group they're under.

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                    1. re: LindaWhit
                      enbell Aug 27, 2008 09:00 AM

                      Same goes for when I try to click on My Reading List

                    2. Jacquilynne Aug 23, 2008 12:29 PM

                      Okay, poked at this some more, and it does seem to be a lot of profiles affected. I've raised a ticket for Engineering on it.

                      8 Replies
                      1. re: Jacquilynne
                        kpzoo Aug 23, 2008 12:36 PM

                        Thanks :-)

                        1. re: Jacquilynne
                          Pat Hammond Aug 24, 2008 07:54 AM

                          As of this morning, I can't access My Chow. It was okay yesterday; now I get an application error.

                          1. re: Pat Hammond
                            Gio Aug 24, 2008 08:05 AM

                            I can access MY Chow first page of recent posts, but on all pages up to the last, page 63, I get the applicatrion error. Also, I cannot access any pages listed across the top..... Why do these things happen on week-ends?

                            1. re: Gio
                              MMRuth Aug 24, 2008 08:08 AM

                              That's my situation too - I can get to the first page, but not the subsequent ones, but I can get to all of my other pages (photos, etc.), except for my "Reading" list.

                              1. re: Gio
                                LindaWhit Aug 24, 2008 10:12 AM

                                Try clicking on the number for the next page, not the "Next" button. That usually works for me.

                                1. re: LindaWhit
                                  MMRuth Aug 24, 2008 10:18 AM

                                  Thanks for the tip - didn't work for me though!

                                  1. re: MMRuth
                                    LindaWhit Aug 24, 2008 10:48 AM

                                    Arrrrgggghhhh.....if it's not one thing, it's another. It's now not working for me either. :::::sigh:::::

                                    1. re: LindaWhit
                                      Gio Aug 24, 2008 07:12 PM

                                      Doesn't work for me also, Linda. The problems just seem to multiply. Too bad. I like this forum. I hate to see it falter like this.

                          2. Ruth Lafler Aug 23, 2008 06:45 PM

                            I reported a problem accessing a profile yesterday: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5162...

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                              emerilcantcook Aug 24, 2008 03:30 AM

                              UPDATE: Now I get the same error while trying to browse my "reading list".

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                              1. re: emerilcantcook
                                carswell Aug 24, 2008 06:04 AM

                                Same here.

                              2. hannaone Aug 24, 2008 08:04 AM

                                Add me to the list of application errors (sigh) - both on the reading list, and any "my chow" page beyond the first one.

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                                1. re: hannaone
                                  Glencora Aug 24, 2008 10:16 AM

                                  It's happening to me, too. I can't get to "my chow" page at all.

                                  1. re: hannaone
                                    smarsh Aug 24, 2008 01:54 PM

                                    I also can't get to "my chow" at all. I had been getting the application error occasionally for about 2 weeks but its been continuous since Thursday.

                                  2. Harp00n Aug 24, 2008 07:01 PM

                                    Well at least I'm not feeling "as" paranoid after reading all these posts!
                                    For the last couple of weeks I've gotten the "slight error" message sporadically when clicking on other Hounds' profiles but with ever increasing frequency until last night.
                                    I couldn't and can't access "my Chow", So whatever I did, please forgive me and please give myself back to me ? Please?


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                                      PayOrPlay Aug 24, 2008 09:31 PM

                                      My user profile likewise seems to have become unavailable.

                                      1. lynnlato Aug 25, 2008 05:29 AM

                                        My profile has been unavailable for two days now. Any word from mods about what the issue is and what they are doing to resolve it?

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                                        1. re: lynnlato
                                          The Chowhound Team Aug 25, 2008 05:30 AM

                                          Jacquilynne posted above that she's raised a ticket for Engineering over the weekend. We don't have any updates from them at this point:


                                          1. re: lynnlato
                                            phoebek Aug 25, 2008 07:50 AM

                                            Me three.

                                          2. Jacquilynne Aug 25, 2008 08:03 AM

                                            Something I'm wondering about, for people who can't reach their own profiles. Have you ever answered any of the questions on the right hand side?

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                                            1. re: Jacquilynne
                                              Monch Aug 25, 2008 08:06 AM

                                              I am having the Application Error when attempting to access "My Chow".

                                              I'm one of those who have never answered any of the Profile questions.

                                              I'll answer some and see if there's a change in my online experience.

                                              1. re: Jacquilynne
                                                hannaone Aug 25, 2008 08:09 AM

                                                The chowhound team profile page loads even with no questions answered.

                                                1. re: hannaone
                                                  Jacquilynne Aug 25, 2008 08:19 AM

                                                  It used to have some answers at one point, though, I think. My admittedly somewhat wild guess about a possible cause is that the problem is that if there's no entry in the profile questions database, the page breaks.

                                                  When I was poking at it on the weekend I found that most relatively new profiles were broken, with few exceptions. And the exceptions always seemed to have some answered questions, where most newish profiles don't. I'm just curious if that matches up with the experiences of others.

                                                  1. re: Jacquilynne
                                                    hannaone Aug 25, 2008 08:25 AM

                                                    That could be. The chow team profile does have entries in the "People Reading Me" section.

                                                    1. re: Jacquilynne
                                                      janetofreno Sep 3, 2008 09:10 AM

                                                      Sorry, but NO!!! I have entries in the profile box, and have for a long, LONG time (years). Yet for two days now all I get is a blank screen in that horrible dark brown/black I hate, with the Chow logo and a message that says "application error." Nothing else.

                                                      This happens regardless of whether I click on "My Chow" or just on my name where it says "hey, janetofreno."

                                                      And in answer to your next question, I HAVE changed my profile since the switch to the Chow format on the website. So don't try that one as an answer....it isn't a new profile to the Chow website. Sorry.

                                                      1. re: janetofreno
                                                        Jacquilynne Sep 3, 2008 09:58 AM

                                                        Yes -- that theory was shot down a few days ago -- it was my best guess for what might have been the reason why some profiles showed and some didn't at the time. Now I'm just as baffled as anyone else.

                                                        You're the second person's that's mentioned a message that says application error and nothing else -- it doesn't also talk about the Chow team being notified, etc? If not, can you send me a screen shot as a jpeg or png file to jacquilynne dot schlesier at cbs dot com or upload it here? That sounds odd, and it's a problem I'd like to see.

                                                        1. re: Jacquilynne
                                                          janetofreno Sep 3, 2008 09:40 PM

                                                          Sorry, but now I'm not getting the application error. Besides, I'm not sure how to save a screen shot as a jpeg. Just because I use the computer doesn't mean I know anything about it.

                                                          But in answer to your question, no, there was no talk about chow team being notified. It was just a blank black screen with the brown border and the chow logo. And the words Chow: application error up where the url is.

                                                          1. re: janetofreno
                                                            Jacquilynne Sep 4, 2008 05:03 AM

                                                            In case you see it again, here's how to take a screenshot on a PC:

                                                            While looking at the browser with the error message, push Alt+PrntScr on your keyboard. PrntScr is usually somewhere up on the top right near all the other weird keys like NumLock and Insert that none of us ever use. That basically takes a picture of the current window and puts it in your clipboard.

                                                            Then, open Paint using Start -> All Programs -> Accessories (at least in WinXP and older, I'm not sure if that's changed in Vista, as I've never seen it) and choose Edit -> Paste.

                                                            Then File -> Save As, and change 'Save as Type' to JPEG or PNG, give the file a name, and save it. Then you should be able to upload here, or email it to me.

                                                  2. re: Jacquilynne
                                                    invinotheresverde Aug 25, 2008 08:25 AM

                                                    My right-side questions have been filled out for eons and still no profile access.

                                                    1. re: invinotheresverde
                                                      Jacquilynne Aug 25, 2008 08:37 AM

                                                      Darn! Wild-ass guess shot down.

                                                      Thanks for letting me know. Fortunately Engineering should be able to pinpoint the problem with more accuracy than I can.

                                                      1. re: Jacquilynne
                                                        invinotheresverde Aug 25, 2008 11:57 AM

                                                        Access! Thanks, Engineering.

                                                        1. re: invinotheresverde
                                                          invinotheresverde Aug 27, 2008 08:40 AM


                                                          I can only access the first page of "My Chow".

                                                      2. re: invinotheresverde
                                                        Harp00n Aug 25, 2008 01:50 PM

                                                        As has mine.


                                                        Fixed, so thank you!

                                                        1. re: Harp00n
                                                          Harp00n Aug 26, 2008 05:31 AM

                                                          Oops, I spoke too soon.
                                                          While I do have "my Chow" page back, for which I'm grateful, I can't get past page 1 either by clicking on page 2 directly or "next" :-(


                                                          1. re: Harp00n
                                                            LindaWhit Aug 26, 2008 05:55 AM

                                                            Same here; still not able to access anything past the first page of My Chow.

                                                      3. re: Jacquilynne
                                                        carswell Aug 25, 2008 09:29 AM

                                                        I haven't ever but, if I recall correctly, emerilcantcook has.

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                                                        silverlakebodhisattva Aug 25, 2008 08:46 AM

                                                        Still can't get my own profile (been 24 hours +). I'm looking at a lovely Famima ad, though.

                                                        1. Glencora Aug 25, 2008 11:36 AM

                                                          It's fixed. Thanks!

                                                          1. Jacquilynne Aug 25, 2008 12:46 PM

                                                            As some of you have noted, Engineering has launched a fix for this, and profiles should be accessible again. If anyone still can't reach theirs or someone else's please let me know.

                                                            7 Replies
                                                            1. re: Jacquilynne
                                                              emerilcantcook Aug 25, 2008 01:28 PM

                                                              Thanks a lot!

                                                              1. re: Jacquilynne
                                                                Chris VR Aug 25, 2008 01:51 PM

                                                                I hate to be the wet blanket here but I was happy this was one error I hadn't encountered as I was happily using my CHOW yesterday and this morning. Now I get the error.

                                                                1. re: Chris VR
                                                                  Jacquilynne Aug 25, 2008 02:19 PM

                                                                  Hrmm, but I can access your profile, so it's not the same error as the other people were experiencing -- in that case nobody could reach those profiles.

                                                                  1. re: Jacquilynne
                                                                    Chris VR Aug 25, 2008 02:20 PM

                                                                    Now it works. Go figure.

                                                                2. re: Jacquilynne
                                                                  emerilcantcook Aug 26, 2008 12:03 AM

                                                                  This one is still not accessible: http://www.chow.com/profile/137655

                                                                  1. re: Jacquilynne
                                                                    patz Aug 26, 2008 12:48 AM

                                                                    I can't access mine either through "My Chow" or clicking on my name in postings. Thanks!

                                                                    1. re: Jacquilynne
                                                                      janniecooks Aug 26, 2008 06:13 AM

                                                                      It's still not working for me, hasn't since Sunday. Can't access "My Chow" at all.

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                                                                      AnneBird Aug 25, 2008 09:00 PM

                                                                      I can't access my previous post history... I usually get to it by clicking on my "name" at the top right hand corner. The screen just says "Chow". Is this the same error everyone has been complaining of?

                                                                      1 Reply
                                                                      1. re: AnneBird
                                                                        hannaone Aug 25, 2008 10:12 PM

                                                                        Try clicking on the "my chow" in the bar just below the chowhound logo and see if you get the same error.

                                                                        EDIT: I just clicked on your profile and got the error message, so it looks like the same one others were having.

                                                                      2. GIOny Aug 26, 2008 07:32 AM

                                                                        This is the first time I'm reporting it but as of today Tuesday August 26, I am still having the same problem as the others. It's been going on for several days now. I can't into My Chow and cannot access past posts from other members as well as other problems stated. Any idea of how long the "fix" will take?

                                                                        2 Replies
                                                                        1. re: GIOny
                                                                          igj Aug 26, 2008 08:35 AM

                                                                          I have also been having the My Chow problem.

                                                                          1. re: igj
                                                                            AnneBird Aug 26, 2008 02:50 PM

                                                                            Yay! Its fixed! Thank you! Try yours...

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                                                                          smarsh Aug 26, 2008 04:02 PM

                                                                          I was just going to post a message saying "thanks for fixing my chow" but unfortunately, the fix only lasted a day. Mine is inaccessible again....

                                                                          3 Replies
                                                                          1. re: smarsh
                                                                            PayOrPlay Aug 26, 2008 04:20 PM

                                                                            ditto (was fixed, now broke again)

                                                                            1. re: PayOrPlay
                                                                              Jacquilynne Aug 26, 2008 06:53 PM

                                                                              Hrmm. I can get to both of your pages, while I couldn't get to yours yesterday, PayOrPlay.

                                                                            2. re: smarsh
                                                                              patz Aug 28, 2008 01:31 AM

                                                                              same here - worked for about a day, now it's broken again

                                                                            3. m
                                                                              Mick Ruthven Aug 26, 2008 08:56 PM

                                                                              My "my Chow" was down for a few days but is working now.

                                                                              1. Chuckles the Clone Aug 27, 2008 12:19 AM

                                                                                As of this moment, I'm getting tons of application errors trying to view profiles.
                                                                                Here are the "people reading me" that are currently not working:

                                                                                5 Replies
                                                                                1. re: Chuckles the Clone
                                                                                  Engineering Aug 27, 2008 04:15 PM

                                                                                  Can you confirm you are still seeing errors on those pages? They work fine for me.

                                                                                  1. re: Engineering
                                                                                    Chuckles the Clone Aug 27, 2008 05:42 PM

                                                                                    All are now working. When they were failing last night, I tried to access them repeatedly and over about a 1-hour period. And all the others in my list were working then. And I was getting the application error page that says "engineering has been informed of the problem" or whatever. So maybe you've got something in your logs somewhere. Definitely I tried all 4 within a minute of posting.

                                                                                    1. re: Engineering
                                                                                      carswell Aug 28, 2008 08:02 AM

                                                                                      http://www.chow.com/profile/137920 just returned the infamous "there's been a slight problem" message. Twice.

                                                                                      1. re: carswell
                                                                                        Dual Aug 28, 2008 08:51 AM

                                                                                        I have been unable to view my page for weeks it seems.

                                                                                        Also: posting takes a loooong time: something times out after the click-to-post.

                                                                                      2. re: Engineering
                                                                                        meatme Aug 28, 2008 06:58 PM

                                                                                        I can't read page 2 of My Posts or any of my Reading List.

                                                                                    2. Passadumkeg Aug 28, 2008 09:51 PM

                                                                                      Can't find many profiles and site often crashes.

                                                                                      1. maria lorraine Aug 28, 2008 11:04 PM

                                                                                        Application errors left and right. Awful. At least 20 times today.

                                                                                        1. estufarian Aug 29, 2008 05:37 AM

                                                                                          This may be the same issue - but a variation.
                                                                                          When clicking on names to see their recent posts I get consistent 'errors'.
                                                                                          From the Ontario Board I can't see anyone's (including my own). But from other Boards there's no problem (e.g. just connected from Wine Board).
                                                                                          this may be why posters on some Boards are getting a variation on this issue.
                                                                                          The Ontario 'links' have been down for about a week - only recently discovered it was OK from other Boards.

                                                                                          1. amanda3571 Aug 29, 2008 08:26 AM

                                                                                            CHOW error when clicking on my chow & my name at the top right of the page.

                                                                                            1 Reply
                                                                                            1. re: amanda3571
                                                                                              Scargod Aug 29, 2008 02:04 PM

                                                                                              I mentioned this on the Site Talk board, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5511..., on the 24th, 25th and 29th, but I guess that was the wrong place to post it (?). Are you not reading any of the complaining there? There haven't been any responses from staff there. Perhaps staff doesn't want to step into the middle of that thread...
                                                                                              I had no or limited access to My Chow options and other peoples info when I click their link in a post. Some or all of it works on some, infrequent occasions for several weeks. It's still all very slow and undependable.

                                                                                            2. tatertotsrock Aug 30, 2008 09:37 PM

                                                                                              The last 3 days, I keep getting:

                                                                                              "There's been a slight problem...
                                                                                              Sorry, something's not working with this page. The CHOW team has been notified and will check it out.

                                                                                              You can go to the CHOW home, or go back to the previous page."

                                                                                              Did I do something wrong...did I offend ya'll somehow...did ya'll remove me? I hope not...where did I go?

                                                                                              Here's my MY CHOW link:

                                                                                              Please let me know what's up.

                                                                                              2 Replies
                                                                                              1. re: tatertotsrock
                                                                                                Scargod Aug 31, 2008 06:01 AM

                                                                                                I have refrained from using the word paranoia or paranoid till now, but you know who you are!
                                                                                                You have been found guilty of upsetting someone at Chow, or Chowhound, or both... Perhaps you are just upsetting the servers by hitting refresh too frequently! (I know I have; I can no longer read "Open" on my F5 button)
                                                                                                They are now messing with you and gas-lighting you. They are getting even and will drive you crazy!
                                                                                                If you've ever had a post deleted or questioned a moderator's judgment you will be unable to reach your personal Chow page with increased frequency and it will be the least reliable when you need it the most.

                                                                                                Moderators: please realize that I am trying to add humor to a difficult situation. I know playing whack-a-mole has your arms tired and I sense growing frustration.
                                                                                                Thanks for giving me a respite! I am proud to say that, as of this moment, all of Chowhoundom works for me, albeit slowly. I take back everything I've said, at least for the time being.
                                                                                                Thanks (and don't stop punishing the non-believers, nay-sayers and rabble-rousers).

                                                                                                1. re: Scargod
                                                                                                  Gio Aug 31, 2008 06:56 PM

                                                                                                  Good try Scargod, but the problems still reign supreme.
                                                                                                  To quote an FN host.

                                                                                              2. enbell Aug 31, 2008 09:51 AM

                                                                                                Just got this:

                                                                                                Error 502
                                                                                                Proxy Error
                                                                                                The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
                                                                                                The proxy server could not handle the request GET /profile/11290.

                                                                                                Reason: Error reading from remote server

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                                                                                                1. re: enbell
                                                                                                  maria lorraine Aug 31, 2008 04:24 PM

                                                                                                  I got that one too yesterday. It was new for me too.

                                                                                                2. ElJeffe Aug 31, 2008 11:35 AM


                                                                                                  My chow history appears to be blank.

                                                                                                  1. burumun Aug 31, 2008 11:41 PM

                                                                                                    I haven't been able to access my profile for a while ...

                                                                                                    1. danhole Sep 1, 2008 09:38 AM

                                                                                                      A couple days ago I couldn't access other people's profiles, but I could access mine, but I can't go beyond page 1, on my page or any others. I get the "oops, sorry" message. I also get the Error 502 (?) the proxy error message. That happens every couple days for the last 2 weeks.

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                                                                                                      1. re: danhole
                                                                                                        Enorah Sep 1, 2008 10:02 AM

                                                                                                        Still can not get to "My chow" page


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                                                                                                        Dave and Stuff Sep 1, 2008 04:10 PM

                                                                                                        I am having trouble with the same problem.

                                                                                                        1. jennjen18 Sep 1, 2008 05:43 PM

                                                                                                          Hi, put me on the list too --> http://www.chow.com/profile/12423
                                                                                                          Any help is appreciated! Can't access my chow for a few days now.... :(

                                                                                                          2 Replies
                                                                                                          1. re: jennjen18
                                                                                                            nsheth Sep 2, 2008 01:01 AM

                                                                                                            Cannot view my profile either, for (at least) last couple days . . . thanks for any help!


                                                                                                            1. re: nsheth
                                                                                                              nsheth Sep 2, 2008 11:25 PM

                                                                                                              I also wouldn't call myself a new user - I'd say I've been using Chowhound for at least 5-6 years . . .

                                                                                                          2. OrganicGal Sep 2, 2008 07:57 AM

                                                                                                            Also can't access my CHOW at all. Been trying for three days now, and constant application errors. I know I don't have my full profile filled out, but some is, and I do have people listed in people I'm reading. I'm a bit older, been a member for 2+ years (since before the BIG CHANGE), so it's not just restricted to newer profiles.

                                                                                                            1. GIOny Sep 2, 2008 08:02 AM

                                                                                                              ok this is where it stands for me as of today, I can get up to page 2 of My Chow but not past that and I cannot get into anyones profile. Any light at the end of this long tunnel??

                                                                                                              1. Ruth Lafler Sep 2, 2008 04:05 PM

                                                                                                                I agree with whoever said the profile problems seem to be with newer users. I never have problems with people I recognize as long-time posters, but when I click on an unfamiliar name I get the <There's been a slight problem...
                                                                                                                Sorry, something's not working with this page. The CHOW team has been notified and will check it out.> message.

                                                                                                                In addition, I couldn't log on to Chow at all yesterday from my new laptop. My old laptop was logged in, and I'm logged in a work, but not the new laptop.

                                                                                                                I just tried some of my older MyChow pages and I could open 2 and 3, but not 114.

                                                                                                                2 Replies
                                                                                                                1. re: Ruth Lafler
                                                                                                                  silverlakebodhisattva Sep 2, 2008 05:27 PM

                                                                                                                  Been posting for years, goin' back to when Leff was running CN and it looked like it was printed on a Ditto machine ( blue Courier font, on white backgound). I'm back to having problems this PM. So much for the "new posters" theory....

                                                                                                                  1. re: Ruth Lafler
                                                                                                                    GIOny Sep 3, 2008 05:06 AM

                                                                                                                    Not sure what you are considering "new" but I've been on Chowhound around 2 years, of course I could tell you exactly if I could get all the way back into "my chow"

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                                                                                                                    jakeyd Sep 2, 2008 05:42 PM

                                                                                                                    Can't open profile at all

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                                                                                                                      wasabica Sep 2, 2008 10:24 PM

                                                                                                                      I can post (sometimes it hangs but not consistently) but can't open my profile in FF or IE. I can randomly open other profiles, but never my own. Been trying daily at different times of day for over a week. This is on multiple PCs with different IPs. I get the same application error per original post on this thread.

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                                                                                                                      1. re: wasabica
                                                                                                                        wasabica Sep 3, 2008 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                        I can now get to my profile, but still get this error when I try to go to reading list

                                                                                                                      2. berkshiresnow Sep 3, 2008 05:01 AM

                                                                                                                        I have an error message when I check on my profile as well.
                                                                                                                        The error page is titled "CHOW: Application error", with the following content:
                                                                                                                        <There's been a slight problem...
                                                                                                                        Sorry, something's not working with this page. The CHOW team has been notified and will check it out.>

                                                                                                                        1. Cpt. Wafer Sep 3, 2008 06:33 AM

                                                                                                                          Can't reach My Profile: http://www.chow.com/profile/11442

                                                                                                                          1. Engineering Sep 3, 2008 03:28 PM

                                                                                                                            The errors with profiles, in addition to many of the other site errors, are related to our caching mechanism. Since this is a larger issue than a simple code fix, it will be some time before it is completely ironed out. We'll keep you updated and will work to make the site more stable, consistent, and faster.

                                                                                                                            Thanks for your patience.

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                                                                                                                            1. re: Engineering
                                                                                                                              danhole Sep 6, 2008 11:57 AM

                                                                                                                              As of today it seems to be fixed. I got to page 9 on my posts (then got bored), and was able to access other people's profiles as well. Thanks for the hard work.

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