Websites, like people, often need a little lie down from time to time. But when its unscheduled and one of the most trafficked sites on the internet, people get worried. And that’s exactly what happened with Reddit today.
The social aggregation network was due to perform scheduled maintenance today which involved “swapping out three databases”. But after the “short” maintenance period ended around 7am SAST, the site remained inaccessible.
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This morning, users who visited the site’s front page or subreddits were still greeted by the above maintenance page.
“We’re working on the errors,” the company acknowledged on its status page around 7.30am SAST.
While most users waited for the site’s resurrection, users flocked to Twitter to vent their pent up annoyance with Bernie Sanders GIFs, and other classics.
— xxx1748 (@xxx1748) April 28, 2017
— Marc Tessier-Ashpool (@lastcyberpunk) April 28, 2017
— WhatsMyName (@CallMeMimmi) April 28, 2017
— This Is Tech Today (@thisistechtoday) April 28, 2017
Reddit updated its status page again around 9.30am SAST, suggesting that a fix has been implemented.
Identified: The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented. https://t.co/vBN6Fz5XRE
— reddit status (@redditstatus) April 28, 2017
And Reddit does seem to be accessible for us in South Africa.
But according to Downdetector, users on the US West Coast, Europe, and in Australia’s south-eastern cities may still be experiencing issues.
If you’re one of the poor souls still experiencing errors, be sure to leave a comment below, or tweet us @Memeburn.
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