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Chowhound Denial of Service?

LindaWhit Feb 24, 2014 12:40 PM

Getting this message over the past 5 minutes or so:

<b> This website is under heavy load <b>

We're sorry, too many people are accessing this website at the same time. We're working on this problem. Please try again later.

  1. Dave MP Feb 24, 2014 02:31 PM

    We had some issues over the weekend and some are still ongoing, and we're working on a fix. Thanks for the reports!

    Dave MP

    1. LindaWhit Feb 24, 2014 12:52 PM

      It was strange - I could easily get to my profile with the list of posts I'd participated on, but click on any of them, and got the above message.

      So no - not a true "denial of service" - except that I was unable to read the post(s) I wanted to read.

      5 Replies
      1. re: LindaWhit
        fldhkybnva Feb 24, 2014 12:57 PM

        Here too

        1. re: fldhkybnva
          coll Feb 24, 2014 01:05 PM

          Maybe they've fixed it halfway?

          1. re: coll
            c oliver Feb 24, 2014 01:23 PM

            I sent a note to a mod this morning and minutes later it had cleared up. Cause and effect? :)

            1. re: c oliver
              coll Feb 24, 2014 01:33 PM

              I haven't had a problem since early Saturday myself. Who knows.

              1. re: coll
                linguafood Feb 24, 2014 02:07 PM

                Had this issue several times today.

      2. c oliver Feb 24, 2014 12:50 PM

        Yeah. I don't really consider it a "denial of service." I've had it happen on other sites also.

        6 Replies
        1. re: c oliver
          coll Feb 24, 2014 12:50 PM

          Since Saturday http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/966410

          1. re: coll
            LindaWhit Feb 24, 2014 12:53 PM

            Interesting; this was the first time I'd experienced it. And I have AdBlock Plus, so any humongous "TV screen" at the top was nonexistent for me.

            1. re: coll
              c oliver Feb 24, 2014 01:22 PM

              I just thought the term "denial of service" was a bit odd. But maybe it's a term used by techies ?

              1. re: c oliver
                LindaWhit Feb 24, 2014 01:28 PM

                Yeah, it was all that came to my brain when I started the post. Rough Monday at work. :-)

                It is a techie term - but as I said - all that I could think of at the moment.

                1. re: LindaWhit
                  c oliver Feb 24, 2014 01:31 PM

                  I'm learning a lot these days. Just installed AdBlock Plus yesterday :)

                  1. re: c oliver
                    LindaWhit Feb 24, 2014 01:32 PM

                    It is, quite simply, a godsend. :-)

          2. linguafood Feb 24, 2014 12:45 PM

            Yep. Yesterday and today.

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