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JBAJBA Posts: 2,425
I am repeatedly getting an 'Error 503 first byte timeout' message when trying to post to the forums.
It started happening 4 or 5 days ago and is only on this site. All other sites/forums I use are ok.

Any idea what I can do about it?
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  • I have been getting this error message too, both at work and at home on both Chrome/PC and on my mobile phone.
    Generally I can get on the forum page (http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=30005) but clicking on anything after that gave the error.

    It hasn't happened to me today though.
  • Getting the same tonight on ios devices.
  • dj58dj58 Posts: 2,055
    I had this happen to me last night, shortly after starting to view posts on BR, not logged in though, now getting the same on tonight's session, stopped me logging in first time. Seems to be intermittent, I'm using a Windows laptop pc.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,741
    iPad ios 9.3.5, Chrome. Experienced this several times recently. Plus often seeing v sluggish responses. E.g. type a character and takes several seconds to show.

    Other websites, forums, etc etc no issues noticed.

    Edit. Et voila, got it on this post. Ironic.
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,481
    I am also getting that error. Running Chrome behind a corporate firewall and using one of those blocker things which I am not allowed to use when accessing this site.

    The top/banner advert is about 3 inches deep and causes the page to jump all over the place. Currently showing that it has blocked 20 (TWENTY) ads.
  • This should now be resolved. Please let me know if you are continuing to experience the error.

    Thanks.
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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,425
    No problem with the Error 503 warning for the last few days. Thanks, josh.

    Now if you could just sort out the page jumping up and down when those blimmin' adverts load ...
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    And it all promised so so much”

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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,488
    Well I’m still getting this occasionally, again today. Seems most common mid afternoon here, so around 3-4 am UK time?
  • Well I’m still getting this occasionally, again today. Seems most common mid afternoon here, so around 3-4 am UK time?

    Hmm sorry about that, it *should* all be resolved. Where are you located?
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  • JBA wrote:
    No problem with the Error 503 warning for the last few days. Thanks, josh.

    Now if you could just sort out the page jumping up and down when those blimmin' adverts load ...

    It frustrates me as much as you! Eventually it will get resolved. Immediate Media being sold last year has slowed development/upgrades down, but they are still planned.

    There is light at the end of this particularly long tunnel!
    BikeRadar Communities Manager
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,488
    joshjevans wrote:
    Well I’m still getting this occasionally, again today. Seems most common mid afternoon here, so around 3-4 am UK time?

    Hmm sorry about that, it *should* all be resolved. Where are you located?
    Australia
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,494
    It happened again to me at approx 4 :30 am this morning, uk
  • Thanks, I've experience it once today too. Will pass this on.
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,488
    Several times just now, 8.11am AEST Tues 13/3/18, which equates to 9.11pm at GMT on Monday evening UK.

    Error 503 first byte timeout

    first byte timeout

    Guru Mediation:

    Details: cache-mel19030-MEL 1520889144 1478759605

    Varnish cache server
  • Thanks for the info. Will pass this on.
    BikeRadar Communities Manager
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,625
    Getting loads in the past few days. Post does appear though
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,548
    still seeing the varnish cache errors
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,494
    503 error again in the last two days
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,923
    503 error again in the last two days

    Offer your services.
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  • figbatfigbat Posts: 680
    Happening a lot tonight again.
    Cube Reaction GTC Pro 29 for the lumpy stuff
    Cannondale Synapse alloy with 'guards for the winter roads
    Fuji Altamira 2.7 for the summer roads
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,923
    Happened to me thrice but when I logged out and then logged back in via the hone page, it stopped.
    Links in email notifications also worked after I did that.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,297
    This has been happening to me over the weekend.
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  • FrankYatesFrankYates Posts: 436
    Been happening all weekend. Not been able to use the forum, and judging by the number of posts lots of others have had the same trouble.
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,481
    And earlier today.
  • big_harvbig_harv Posts: 524
    Same here. Plus the 502 Gateway thing.
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,933
    Yeah, loads of this today.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • rafletcherrafletcher Posts: 1,391
    STILL happening, last night and this morning. Sort the server out guys.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,923
    ^^ Yes please admin.

    It's PITA. I would say it's a bit of a cluster f*ck but this is a family show, so I won't.

    Oh and BTW - Topic reply notifications are intermittent, non-existent or delayed.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • LagrangeLagrange Posts: 652
    pinno wrote:
    ^^

    Oh and BTW - Topic reply notifications are intermittent, non-existent or delayed.


    ...and sometimes not worth reading... :D
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,923
    Lagrange wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    ^^

    Oh and BTW - Topic reply notifications are intermittent, non-existent or delayed.
    ...and sometimes not worth reading... :D

    We could have a grading/voting system. Forumites taking control, sort of like the House of Commons.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
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