Server Maintenance Oct 18

We’ve had some server problems tonight and we need to do some maintenance tonight around 10pm Pacific. We plan to be offline for 45 minutes to an hour. Thanks for your patience while we get things fixed up.

Update: It’s taking a bit longer than expected. Please bear with us.

Update (12:00am): We’re back!

Connection Issues (Solved)

Last Friday, Amazon (our ISP) performed some maintenance that affected our servers. Since then we’ve heard reports from a few users that they can’t connect to MetaFilter from specific networks. We askedĀ Amazon aboutĀ the problem but they haven’t been able to track it down. We’re investigating things on our end as well and we haven’t been able to find the problem.

If you aren’t able to reach MetaFilter, you might try a different network if you can. We apologize for the hassle. If you can reach MetaFilter, we’re discussing the issue in MetaTalk.

Update 9/29: The issue seems to have cleared for everyone after some backend rearranging.

Server Running Slow

We’re having some server trouble this morning and we’re working to correct it. Until we have things fixed the server might be running slow or unresponsive. Sorry about the trouble.

Update (2:17pm Pacific): The server is back up to full speed.