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Constant connection error messages
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:20:39 AM »

Offline BringToughnessBack

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I am getting the above message multiple times daily over the past few weeks. My internet speed is constant and can always load main page but when going into forum and trying to open up topics, this error message happens a lot. Is there anything being worked on to fix this? It is super frustrating. This is on both desktop and mobile, macbook and iphone.

Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 11:40:44 AM »

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I also have this problem a lot lately too.  I also try reloading the page from the main page, and all sorts of other methods.  My internet connection is stable and fast as well.  I have no problems streaming sling on my computer but this site sometimes just won't open.  I used to think it was only related to high traffic hitting the site, but I have seen the error at odd times when there shouldn't be tons of people slamming the server.

Please note this isn't a complaint, haha.  Even if the site is slow, it is still awesome.  I will still use it no matter what. 

Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 11:48:18 AM »

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Same issue here lately. No problem streaming on my mobile and laptop.

Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 12:55:11 PM »

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Having same issues.
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Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 01:00:26 PM »

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also having that here

Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 01:06:46 PM »

Offline nickagneta

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Me too. I have tried it on three devices and two different browsers, same result. Its been really bad lately.

Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 02:52:38 PM »

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I've seen those sporadically for a long time but it has been a lot more frequent in the last week or so.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 02:57:31 PM »

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Where's Bob Day when you need him? =)

Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 03:13:48 PM »

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Wish I could tell you the reason.  No idea.  High volume?

I do get it myself from time to time.

Nice Bob Day reference.  That's quite the blast from the past.


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Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 11:48:23 AM »

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I'm getting this frequently. Problems at 4am too when traffic should be minimal. No issues with other sites.
The top-earning 1% of households — those earning more than $607,000 a year — will pay a combined $111 billion less this year in federal taxes than they would have if the laws had remained unchanged... [T]hat's more than the tax cut received by the bottom 60%. - NYT 7/11/18

Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 11:51:11 AM »

Offline ConnerHenry

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I too get it, but lately the home page loads and then when I click forums, I get the message

Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 12:05:07 PM »

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Me too. I have tried it on three devices and two different browsers, same result. Its been really bad lately.

Yeah, I mean this has been a fairly consistent issue over the last couple of years, but I agree that it is worse recently.

It really doesn't make any difference to exit and re-load from the front page so it is better to just keep hitting re-load when you get the message. This is especially important when the message appears after you've typed a [sometimes] fairly lengthy reply in a thread. If you keep hitting re-load, it will eventually be back to normal.

In the past, it has been said that it is because of high traffic levels on CB, but this honestly doesn't seem like it has anything to do with it. It's not like it is worse during game threads or anything. Probably just an issue with the server, but either way, I am happy to have CB to visit!

Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 12:34:39 PM »

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same situation here. is it cb? or SB in general? anyone know the cause, or solution?
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Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 01:35:09 PM »

Offline Sixth Man

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same situation here. is it cb? or SB in general? anyone know the cause, or solution?

It's just CB, not SB in general, and it's always been this way. 

Re: Constant connection error messages
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 02:10:48 PM »

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Vox Media owns SB nation which owns celticsblog. They have a billion dollar investment from Comcast ventures so there’s no excuses why this site can’t run smoothly without issues.


Report technical issues to sb nation:  https://www.sbnation.com/pages/contact
Bookmark this link with vox media contact info : https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/vox-media


Next time it goes down on you, call them and ask know why they treat visitors so bad and to upgrade the servers bandwidth  before you get tired and prefer  competitor websites . If that doesn’t work nothing will