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For the past hour, I have been unable to get to any message boards.  At first, I could reach various boards' list of message threads, but clicking on any thread led to the D'oh error page. I am now unable to even get the threads page, nor my board favorites page or board profile.  Instead of the D'oh error page, I'm now getting the
"Connecting To Message Boards Please wait a few seconds for the page to load " followed by 404 error.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Brandon Wiesner

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Yeah, getting the same thing. Think the Game of Thrones fans are going apesh!t over the season finale. That or possibly maintenance. Happened last Sunday too.
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I sure wish I had seen this before I smashed my new Surface Pro.
Also love how you have to sign up to a completely new idiotic board just to ask a question about IMDb.
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Are they doing maintenance or have they decided to eliminate message boards and just left this site as information only?
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No. It's been going off-and-on like this for a few days.
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Was there a thunderstorm?

Just kidding.  I wanted to find out what's wrong and found my way here.  I'm guessing there are hundreds of possible reasons the boards aren't working tonight.

Maybe Homer Simpson has been working on his hacking skills.
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They came back up for a brief second and then went down again :c
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Thank you for the information about the boards,            I was worried I had done something wrong but I see others have the same problem
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I have been trying to post on imdb since 8:00 pm but hit go blank
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I am also having sporadic problems with IMDb's message board. I've sent a message to the help desk referencing this thread. I've also flagged this thread for IMDb staff attention.

I understand that GoT had a rather eventful season finale and that many fans are upset. It's possible that this has caused problems with the IMDb message board.
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I glad I came here. I thought I got banned or something
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"I understand that GoT had a rather eventful season finale and that many fans are upset. It's possible that this has caused problems with the IMDb message board."

How could fans who are "upset" cause problems for the entirety of IMDb message boards?

Also, do these "fans" need a diaper change? Or is it the other problem and they need a laxative? 

Good grief, the plot of fantasy show about dragons and stuff can get people "upset?" 

Fresh air, people.  Get some.  Soon.  Please.
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Heavier than normal message board traffic can affect the performance of the message boards. Similar problems occurred when Breaking Bad concluded.
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Go in depth about how many servers IMDb.com has, how many hard drive they got to store the data of the whole database including the boards, and how much bandwidth IMDb.com can handle, and why we are facing these outages?

Tell us in detail, bros

Admins and IMDb employees may join in too.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The Servers are down every Sunday....

Go in depth about how many servers IMDb.com has, how many hard drive they got to store the data of the whole database including the boards, and how much bandwidth IMDb.com can handle, and why we are facing these outages?

Tell us in detail, bros

Admins and IMDb employees may join in too.

Or where should i post this? [confused]
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Ah same here. I though it was only the Game of Thrones forum, but pages take forever to load when I click on thread name. When I try to reply to a post it take a very long time to send my reply or it won't send it at all and I frequently end up on a page with a technical issue message.
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Thank you for reporting this issue.

Our technical team is currently investigating the root cause and hope to resolve this issue soon. We will update this thread when more information is received.

-Trevor
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Trevor,

It appears that twitter also has had problems due the season finale of Game of Thrones.

Note: Article contains major spoilers.
‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Blow Up Twitter With Shock, Anger, Sadness Over Season 5 Finale Death
http://www.thewrap.com/game-of-thrones-fans-blow-up-twitter-with-shock-anger-sadness-over-season-5-f...
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IMDB is back in order it seems.
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Official Response
Thank you all for your patience.

Our team has deployed a fix to resolve this issue. Message boards are now working as usual.

Please do let us know if you experience any issues.

-Trevor

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