Wikipedia Hit By Fail Whale

The Verge, Monday, August 6, 2012 11:14 AM
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Wikipedia is closed for business -- or at least for the moment. One of the Web top information resources appears to be experiencing severe technical difficulties, with users around the world unable to access the site's main page and article pages, The Verge reports. Pointing a browser at "" currently throws up a boilerplate error message advising users that the problem "should be fixed soon" and the site's status dashboard is littered with red and amber warnings. “A separate but unverified statement posted in the site's IRC channel gives more detail: "Wikipedia is currently down due to networking issues. No ETA is known at the moment.”

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