Reddit says it has recovered from some ‘major’ outages

A screenshot of a Reddit error message. Under an illustration of the Reddit mascot at a computer and a cat playing a cable, a message reads: “All of our servers are busy right now. Please try again in a minute. (Error code: 503)”
Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge

Reddit says it has recovered from some big issues that lasted for about an hour. While outages were happening, I couldn’t load any Reddit pages on my browsers where I’m logged into the site — usually, I ran into an error message, though I also hit a blank white screen. However, if I tried to visit the site while logged out, pages loaded fine. As I write this, I’m not having any troubles browsing Reddit.

Things weren’t just down for me. A few colleagues here at The Verge were having some troubles loading pages as well, and Downdetector showed a peak of nearly 30,000 user reports.

Reddit says it had resolved the incident in a message at 6:15PM ET on its status site. During the issues, the status site said that there was a “major outage” on…

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