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Gmail glitch again?

GuillaumeB [PersonRank 9]

Sunday, March 1, 2009
15 years ago2,968 views

Hey all

My Google apps is killing me again. the compose link is not working and it's taking forever to load... any of you experiencing the same ?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

It's fine for me.

Jhonny [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Fine here

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

It's working now (past midnight of 2nd of March, CET, Stockholm, Sweden), but over the last few days, and now-and-then in the immediate past beyond that, it's been real flaky. As were parts of that small subset of the www that I visit regularly. Some of this could probably be attributed to (non-Googlish) infrastructure. I'm getting DNS errors as often as non-ACKs from Gmail; at other times Gmail will load sans pictures, or load and then enter some wacky no-refresh state (i.e. it reports being unable to save a draft, say, and returns a blank page; yet when I do a refresh right after, it saves a second draft of the latest text with a brand-new Message-ID and correctly redrawn screen image).

Concurrently, now-and-again I am experiencing MORE OFTEN THAN IN THE PAST some inability to access other, non-Googly, sites, incl. that of the ["at most 80% Google" it has the temerity to claim, those jokers]. More Euro than American sites seem affected; interestingly enough [] mobile site is largely up even when Gmail is unreachable. And the Mobile Reader works even when its XHTML-companion gateway [] doesn't respond, or not quickly enough.

That said – there ought to be an impartial sort of global "Gmail-gauge," a tool running on several clients all polling Gmail perodically from their localities, and reporting time-stamped outcomes (via asynchronous mail, if no other choice) to a central "GmailUpOrNot" site, where the data would be collated into geo-tagged stats, and redisplayed as both timeline-y, and map-placed graphs for all to see. So, when one gets local Gmail-access blues, the first thing to do would be to check for "what do others in my vicinity report/or/not-at-all." Kind of a companion function to .

There are several Google-centric, or SEO-watching sites, and a small, but motivated user community in existence. Philipp please write that tool, so we can all install it and contribute periodical pings for the greater common good?!

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