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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, July 17, 2007
12 years ago2,533 views

groups.google.com/group/blogge ...

"Discussions aren't available right now. We're sorry. Try again shortly."

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I think they've been having a few problems recently. I've seen this message a few of times on a couple of Groups over the last few days. I was also unable to verify an email subscription to a group since Friday. I kept getting a 500 error each time I clicked the verification link. I emailed their support team but haven't heard anything yet...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Mabey new features?

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

They seem to be having a lot of problems today in particular. In general it seems to act buggy/unreliable at times, even if it's been working fine for weeks. Are they pushing fixes straight into production? It seems like there's some kind of lack of quality control, or otherwise a failure to scale properly.

They acknowledged major issues this morning:
groups.google.com/group/Is-Som ...

On Jul 17, 12:19 pm, Google Groups Guide Part 2 wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> Many of you may be seeing the following messages when navigating
> through Groups:
>
> -The archive for this group is currently unavailable. We're sorry for
> the inconvenience.
> Please try again
> shortly.
> -Discussions aren't available right now. We're sorry. Try again
> shortly.
> -Server errors
>
> We're aware of this issue and it should be fixed shortly. Thank you
> for your patience during this time.
>
> GGG2

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Same problems over here... Strange...

John Honeck [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Glad to see I'm not the only one, I knew that blogoscoped would have the confirmation I needed!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oh gosh I opened another thread up there.. Better get that deleted!!

and this URL seems to be kinda funky..

groups.google.com/grphp?tab=mg

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> I kept getting a 500 error each time....
I often get this, but give it two or more refreshes and it usually works. It seems the error gets caused any time you do anything productive. I manage a few groups and you get the 500 error everytime you do a task (approve a post, for example).

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I tried refreshing several times on different browsers and PCs and still couldn't get it to work until today. I think they must have had real issues rather than random glitches.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

it seems to be up for me now.. TimeZone EDT

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I still get the "Discussions aren't available right now. We're sorry. Try again shortly." message about 50% of the time on a groups homepage, but not on the discussions page.

Example: groups.google.com/group/cmsdow ...

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's up for me now, but still very, very slow...

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