Is this site really slow just now?

(62 Posts)
EverythingUnderControl Wed 09-Oct-13 14:29:02


FluffyDucky Wed 09-Oct-13 14:39:03

I thought it was just me, it had been a nightmare using the Android mobile app today!

I thought it was me.

It seems very slow today.

Neitheronethingortheother Wed 09-Oct-13 14:42:14

me too sad

ShadowFall Wed 09-Oct-13 14:43:44

Slow for me as well.

SpiritOfTheBuskersCat Wed 09-Oct-13 14:44:11

yup, guessing its from all the extra traffic from twitter. #penisbeaker will have directed a lot of people our way

Yep, slow here as well. DS home sick and Im stuck on the sofa with him, I need a fast MN smile

JustBecauseICan Wed 09-Oct-13 14:49:11

Ha! I was just running a scan to see if there was some monsteroony inside my computer!

It will be one of those bastarding "this script is......" doing my head in

Ragwort Wed 09-Oct-13 14:52:00

Me too - what's going on?

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 09-Oct-13 14:53:41

Yup, me too. It's taking ages to post a message and also to get on to the pages.

TEErickOrTEEreat Wed 09-Oct-13 14:54:59

It's because of the Penis in a Beaker thread that's all over Twitter FB and the media! Extra hits.

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 09-Oct-13 14:58:35

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the slow site today - we're suffering over here at MNHQ too.

Tech are on the case, so hopefully the site will recover soon.

I can't even post or load pages

The words 'penis', 'downtime' and 'go slow' could doubtless become a witty thread in its own right

ViviPru Wed 09-Oct-13 15:04:13

I wondered why on earth MN was getting mentions in social spheres of mine far removed from these shores. I didn't realise Penis Beaker had gone viral....

TEErickOrTEEreat Wed 09-Oct-13 15:06:15

It has indeed, Vivi.

Yeh, even I might give up just for this afternoon grin

SinisterSal Wed 09-Oct-13 15:09:30

There's no end to the trouble penises in beakers cause.

mummylin Wed 09-Oct-13 15:53:55

Just came on to post the same thing, glad it's not my iPad going wrong !!!

ouryve Wed 09-Oct-13 16:08:28

I think the penis dunking thread might have overwhelmed the hamsters that power the servers.

Methe Wed 09-Oct-13 16:17:38

It's been terrible for me for weeks sad every other reload promps a 'mumsnet is offline' type message.

garlicvampire Wed 09-Oct-13 16:57:20

I may have to do Real Life for a while instead shock [wibble]

FruOla Wed 09-Oct-13 17:47:42

Oh FFS, I tried to post about 10 minutes ago.

I was trying to say that, in addition to the the usual slowness, today is jeffing awful - I guess due to the penis dunking thread.

Whether this post actually makes it onto this thread, I have no idea.

I'm going now.

MNHQ, you will be responsible if I start ordering expensive stuff online - OKAY?

WorraLiberty Wed 09-Oct-13 18:20:03

It's been ridiculous for the last few hours.

DoItTooJulia Wed 09-Oct-13 18:20:17

Yeah. It's bloody annoying. I'm signing off for the night, it's so crap!

chickydoo Wed 09-Oct-13 18:23:12

Can't connect on my ipad at all???
Is something wrong with the APP?

It's that thread I reckon. hmm

midwifeandmum Wed 09-Oct-13 18:27:32

I think its really busy due due to penis dunking post lol. I pmsl at that yesterday. Almost spat coffee out lol

headlesslambrini Wed 09-Oct-13 18:28:58


Come on tech, get a shufftie on.

headlesslambrini Wed 09-Oct-13 18:30:07

<sits up>

penis dunking - where? linky please

Birnamwood Wed 09-Oct-13 19:21:12

Penis dunking? Link pleaseshock

It's in Classics.

passmetheprozac Wed 09-Oct-13 20:32:31

Tech <whiny voice> please fix mn smile

FruOla Wed 09-Oct-13 20:35:08

Oh FGS - it's not Tech's fault, poor love <strokes Tech's hair>
He's been asking for new servers for years ages, Justine said no (if I can find the thread, I'll linky)

But this is what happens

ModreB Wed 09-Oct-13 22:38:23

Still so slow. C'mon, get it sorted. Please x

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 09-Oct-13 22:56:49

Huge apologies for the slowness tonight/this pm. It is down to huge influx of traffic to this thread which appears to have "gone viral" and consequently our servers are struggling. We do have a plan in place, to increase capacity and in the very short term we are doing everything we can to help boost capacity but it is a pain I know, and we're really sorry for that. Please bear with us as the current excitement, no doubt, won't last too long.

WorraLiberty Wed 09-Oct-13 23:15:44

Please bear with us as the current excitement, no doubt, won't last too long.

I suspect that's what the OP's DH said just before he dunked his penis grin

Worra grin

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 09-Oct-13 23:36:58


*Please bear with us as the current excitement, no doubt, won't last too long.*

I suspect that's what the OP's DH said just before he dunked his penis grin

Well quite grin.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 09-Oct-13 23:45:30

Get the flinking penis paddler out of Classics and in the sodding bin, it wasn't that great in the first inst!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 09-Oct-13 23:46:28

Oh fab, here I can post.

Where it matters, fucking treacle!

usualsuspect Wed 09-Oct-13 23:51:19

The whole unfunny thread is making me cringe.

usualsuspect Wed 09-Oct-13 23:53:11

Yes delete it, have you read the last few god awful posts on it?

An idiot magnet right there

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 09-Oct-13 23:56:23

It was quite low key really usual and should have just sunk quietly.

I think the OP is cringing too. And probably applying to NASA for Martian citizenship.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 09-Oct-13 23:57:15

No, I refuse to re-visit.

Can't believe it's all because of one totally unfunny thread.

On the plus side I caught up on 6 episodes of Emmerdale and 3 of Criminal Minds.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 10-Oct-13 00:01:41

Can you imagine if the same thing happened with any of the truly clever, witty, imaginative threads?

The whole planet would grind to a halt.

garlicvampire Thu 10-Oct-13 00:54:41

I loved the Telegraph's title, though grin

TEErickOrTEEreat Thu 10-Oct-13 06:09:53

If they deleted it, the internet might explode.

Seriously though, it's nothing HQ did. One bored journo stumbled upon it and bang it went viral.

It was mesmerizing to watch, really.

DoItTooJulia Thu 10-Oct-13 08:01:24

Yay! Glad it's all back to normal.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Oct-13 09:40:37

Site should be smoother this morning. Soon penis beaker will seem like bizarre dream and something interesting for MNHQ CVs

mistlethrush Thu 10-Oct-13 09:40:40

Are you going to get Tech some new shiny servers to help out a bit just in case?

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Oct-13 09:41:07

cake for bearing with us!

Viviennemary Thu 10-Oct-13 11:18:51

I thought it was just my slow computer last night as it was so so slow. I gave up in the end. Luckily it was too late to do any housework or other stuff that should be getting done.

ChestyCoffin Thu 10-Oct-13 13:26:21

I've only just managed to get on mumsnet since yesterday. Wouldn't load on I phone.

Whole of rest of Internet worked fine sad

usualsuspect Thu 10-Oct-13 21:37:06

Site is a bag of shit again tonight.

Yes I am whinging,yes I am a miserable sod.

<fucks off for a few days till it's all over>

usualsuspect Thu 10-Oct-13 21:37:14

Site is a bag of shit again tonight.

Yes I am whinging,yes I am a miserable sod.

<fucks off for a few days till it's all over>

usualsuspect Thu 10-Oct-13 21:37:31


garlicvampire Thu 10-Oct-13 21:42:06

Usual grin

garlicvampire Thu 10-Oct-13 21:42:22

Usual grin

garlicvampire Thu 10-Oct-13 21:43:28

Usual grin

comingalongnicely Thu 10-Oct-13 21:53:08

Still terrible tonight. Giving up, might try again tomorrow...

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