Page Cannot Be Loaded Error

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I often get the following error. It appears to be server-side.

Page could not be loaded​


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I sometimes get stuff like that when my Internet connection becomes unbearably slow and things time out.
 
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How do you `know "Internet connection becomes unbearably slow" and not "the sever PF is on is overloaded"?

I'm pretty sure the issue is server side, since it says "Physics Forums" and not physicsforums.com. My firewall also tells me my throughput, and I see no signs of saturating my bandwidth - no signs of anything, actually - when this happens.
 
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I often get the following error. It appears to be server-side.

Page could not be loaded​

I agree. I recently experienced the same problem of a PF page not loading. I backtracked and came back, and the page loaded correctly. If it happens to more than one, and I don't think it a traffic issue, then it could be the server, or server-side.
 
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It's too short a time to do this. If I hit reload, the page is there.
 
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Why would PF servers ask you to check your internet connection? The error message seems to be browser-generated but the problem might be more complicated.

This thread has a user with the same problem, it was solved by flushing the DNS cache of the user (see page 2).
This thread had the same error, but here a server-side IP configuration change solved the problem.

Both are xenForo which might be relevant.
 
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Visited the website before?
Today websites are not loaded completely with a single request. It could be that some initial connection works but then additional requests fail, causing the browser to produce that error message (using the name from the connection that worked before).
 
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I just viewed this thread, then I turned Airplane mode on, then I hit refresh, then I got the same error V50 found. Perhaps it is a new rev of Chrome that shows the error this way.

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Perhaps it is a new rev of Chrome that shows the error this way.
No, it's not Chrome: how would Chrome know that the site is called Physics Forums and uses buttons with a blue background?

The error is generated by the XenForo JavaScript which is not getting a response to one of the (apparently many and not very useful) requests it is sending in the background, it's one for @Greg Bernhardt to take up with XenForo.
 
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I did a Ctrl-U. 3100 lines of HTML on that page.
 
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Fixed it, there was a job stuck in the db and wasn't clearing. Thanks for the help all!
 
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PF is practically unusable on a laptop with a poor WiFi connection. It's slow but workable using a phone. Which is how I'm doing this.

For example, it was impossible to search for this thread on my laptop. The site just hung on the search dialogue box.

And, in fact, everything is practically impossible. Other websites are a bit slow, but PF isn't working on a laptop.
 
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PS anything that tries to open a new window fails. Like the search function.

Also, generally it seems to be cumulative. The first page (new posts) loads quickly, if you click on a thread that's a bit slower. Click on a second thread and it fails. I can only ever get one or two pages at most before it fails.
 
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I would chalk it up to an Internet problem rather than any particular website.

I had a less severe version of that problem last evening. Very slow, but the lights on my router were going like crazy.

However even the Google home page was replaced by a different page, and their News page was slow after leaving PF.
 
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I would chalk it up to an Internet problem rather than any particular website.
The problem is consistent and renders the PF site unsuable when other sites are a little slow but otherwise working fine. I can't see any sense in deciding that's a general Internet problem.
 
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Well, I got this yesterday and it was seconds before my internet connection went out.

Googlebot is slamming this site every minute and they are reporting no connection issues.
 
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Well, I got this yesterday and it was seconds before my internet connection went out.

Googlebot is slamming this site every minute and they are reporting no connection issues.
If I were to guess, I'd say that on a slow connection it seems to lose the place. For example, something as simple as "liking" a post causes it to hang. The same with opening the search button.

It doesn't happen on a phone, which should be a clue to the techies: what happens different when you're on a laptop?

It can't be simply the Internet if it works on a phone but not on a laptop. Same wifi.
 
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It's back.
 
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My wife had a similiar problem, in reverse, yesterday. Amazon locked-up the browser on her tablet, but worked fine on this tower machine I'm on. Amazon works OK for her today.

(The Internet poltergeists must have been tamed, for now. :rolleyes: )
 
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I'm on a train and have successfully video streamed the highlights of yesterday's golf. But, PF is unusable.

This is not an Internet problem (and I wish some people would stop saying it is).

My guess is that PF is getting tangled up in public wifi security/protocols in some way. You always get one post, but after a short time it just freezes up. It's always on my laptop, not on my phone.

@Greg Bernhardt can someone look at this? I'm on public wifi a lot these days.
 
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