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Feb 24, 2014 12:40 PM

Chowhound Denial of Service?

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.

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

      6 Replies
        1. re: coll

          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

            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

              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

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

        2. 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.

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              1. re: coll

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

                1. re: c oliver

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

                  1. re: coll

                    Had this issue several times today.

          1. 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