I know I posted this before, but I deleted it because I thought the problem was solved. It isn't. The main site and the chatrooms are not working for me. The mainsite loads, but is unusable, in the sense I cannot get any button (inbox, comments, &c) to work and sometimes the site just loads partially. The chatrooms doesn't load, it freezes at the "Loading [name]... just a second." Other sites work perfectly for me, so I am wondering if this is some kind of incompatibility issue with Chrome. It seems not, since I tried using Mozilla and Torch, and the problem persisted.

Can someone help or clarify what the issue is?

(I just changed my gravatar recently, but I think that shouldn't be a problem!)

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    $\begingroup$ Have you tried disabling all of your extensions? Also, does loading it in incognito give the same results? $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ (sorry for the double comment) It could also be a problem with the connection between you and the SE servers. Try pinging a few times (20 should be good) and see if any of them fail to return. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 17:51
  • $\begingroup$ If I input that in my bar I see MSEs blue tab but nothing else loads and the tab name is "Site not found..." $\endgroup$
    – Pedro Mod
    Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 18:01
  • $\begingroup$ If I enter it not in incognito, I get a page with a Panda saying: "Couldn't find The Q&A site doesn't seem to exist…yet."? $\endgroup$
    – Pedro Mod
    Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 18:05
  • $\begingroup$ (How do I ping that? I cannot recall how to open the console on Win7) $\endgroup$
    – Pedro Mod
    Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 18:06
  • $\begingroup$ In the start menu, type cmd in the text box at the bottom and hit enter. In the dos prompt, type ping -n 20 and let it run. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 18:07
  • $\begingroup$ Ugh, I lost 1 and averaged 186ms. That doesn't sound good. $\endgroup$
    – Pedro Mod
    Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 18:09
  • $\begingroup$ From 40 I lost 3 and averaged 166ms. $\endgroup$
    – Pedro Mod
    Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 18:10
  • $\begingroup$ 180 ping is reasonable from Argentina to the States, but lost pings could be a sign that the connection is bad. Try pinging an Argentinian website and see if you get similar results. The command ping turismo.gov.ar -n 20 worked for me. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 18:17
  • $\begingroup$ @AntonioVargas I got $\sim$20ms there, no losses. $\endgroup$
    – Pedro Mod
    Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 18:19
  • $\begingroup$ In that case your personal connection is probably fine, so I really don't know what the problem could be. You could try pinging other US websites (like Google at to see if they show the same ping loss behavior. I hope whatever it is clears up soon. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 18:25

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It seems to be a connection problem. We are currently not experiencing problems on our side. You can get up to date news on our official status tumblr.

In order to verify this try the following steps:

  • go to http://speedtest.net and perform a default test. This will measure your local connection speed (typically within a few Km). Note down the values

  • perform the same test by choosing a New York server. This is where Stack Overflow is hosted. This test will measure your connection to us.

You should see a decrease in performance, but the values should stay sane. To give you an example, I have a relatively fast connection and get 40Mb/s locally but only around 20Mb/s to New York.


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