I just got this error while trying to check my notifications. It is the second time today I have seen it - last time I was trying to open an observation. Also twice I have got a page saying “iNaturalist is down”, although just on a white page, not the whale shark or the other critter you get when a page can’t be found.
What ISP are you on? I’ve had this happen to me 10+ times now today as well (not via the notification button, but on a random assortment of pages on iNat), on Telstra
Our ISP is Skymesh, through the Skymuster satellite.
I saw this a couple of times yesterday as well while trying to pull up observations from the Identify mode. Not sure about ISP - it was on my office computer (yes, working those Sunday hours and procrastinating by doing IDs on iNat…).
I saw it last night during the Super Bowl and figured it was just heavy traffic from that. But then a bout of insomnia had me up at 3 am this morning and received it again.
Sound like it isn’t an ISP or SkyMuster satellite problem, then!
I forgot to mention, I wasn’t using an ISP either time, but my cell phone data.
Just happened to me now. Thought it was weird that there was heavy traffic at 8:15 on a Monday morning–even with global traffic to the site. H-m-m-m.
I’ve been seeing this a few times the last day or so also.
17:42 GMT yesterday :
01:46 GMT this morning :
iNaturalist has had some brief periods of heavy load over the last day from web crawler activity. We’re looking into ways to minimize the disruption.
I should say disruption for me has been extremely minimal anyhow ( reloading the page has fixed it )
I got a few of these about 2 nights ago, as well. It was only when trying to load certain things and it was infrequent, so I assumed the issue subsided.
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