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Wikipedia not working?

  1. Aug 25, 2011 #1

    Ryan_m_b

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    For the last 48 hours I've struggled to get onto wikipedia. Every other website works fine for me except wiki, my browser just sits there loading for minutes! Sometimes it works but most of the time I get an "Oops!" message. Is this happening to anyone else? It's frustrating considering how much I (and many threads in PF) rely on wikipedia for reference. I think this best sums up how I feel

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  3. Aug 25, 2011 #2

    Ryan_m_b

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    Ok, I'm pretty sure it's just me because I can get on with a proxy server. :cry: Anyone have any suggestions about how to fix it??
     
  4. Aug 25, 2011 #3
    Strange, I've been on it quite a bit this evening without issue (from Aus). Not sure where the host would be though.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2011 #4

    micromass

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    Wiki worls fine with me...
     
  6. Aug 25, 2011 #5

    Ryan_m_b

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    Yeah it's definitely me. Balls.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2011 #6
    Sounds to me like you might have an infection. Have you been engaging in usafe, unprotected relations on the open internet? Oh Ryan, and I thought you were a good boy.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2011 #7

    Evo

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    Did you try rebooting? Or, close your browser, clear your cache, then retry. If that doesn't work, repeat but also clear cookies, and restart. Usually one of these will fix the problem.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2011 #8

    Borek

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    In case problems persist, consult your Doc. Please remember we can't give medical advice at PF.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2011 #9
    Wiki has never worked reliably for me.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2011 #10

    Ryan_m_b

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    Didn't work :frown: I'll keep messing around.
     
  12. Aug 25, 2011 #11

    Evo

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    Wow, they've blacklisted your IP?
     
  13. Aug 25, 2011 #12

    Ryan_m_b

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    Looks like it. Annoyingly I live in accommodation that provides Wireless internet for everyone in the building so one of them must have got us all blacklisted. Bugger. On the plus side I can still get through on proxies and my tenancy only has a month left.
     
  14. Aug 26, 2011 #13

    Ryan_m_b

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    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: Yay fixed it with the time honoured method of turning it off, going to sleep and trying again in the morning! My IQ is back :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
     
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