Reddit appears to be recovering from some ‘main’ outages

Reddit seems to have overcome important points that occurred for roughly one hour. In the course of the outages, I skilled difficulties loading Reddit pages on my logged-in browsers, encountering error messages and clean white screens. Nevertheless, after I tried to entry the location whereas logged out, the pages loaded with none issues. At current, I’m able to browse Reddit with none points.

The difficulties weren’t restricted to simply me. A few of my colleagues at The Verge additionally skilled points loading Reddit pages, and in accordance with Downdetector studies, there have been roughly 30,000 person studies concerning the issue.

Reddit has acknowledged the difficulty and is presently implementing an answer, as talked about in a message posted on the corporate’s standing web site at 5:34PM ET. The standing web site additionally signifies that there’s a “main outage” affecting desktop internet, cell internet, and the corporate’s native cell apps. In an e-mail despatched at 5:53PM ET, Reddit spokesperson Tim Rathschmidt acknowledged that the issue needs to be resolved “within the subsequent jiffy.”

These outages on Wednesday comply with earlier points that emerged in current weeks. In June, the platform skilled crashes attributable to quite a few subreddits going darkish in protest towards the corporate’s API pricing. In July, Reddit’s search performance was disrupted for a number of hours.

Replace August 2nd, 5:56PM ET: Further info supplied by a Reddit spokesperson.



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