View Full Version : Wikipedia appears to be down...

July 5th, 2010, 03:28 AM
A big website, they are...

July 5th, 2010, 03:36 AM
Meta has a problem

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Try waiting a few minutes and reloading.

(Can't contact the database server: Unknown error (

I wanted to search Google Chrome On Wikipedia! :(

SoFl W
July 5th, 2010, 03:43 AM
I noticed that earlier and I noticed the wikibooks is also down.

July 5th, 2010, 03:46 AM
The children will grow bored and move on to the next game.

July 5th, 2010, 03:51 AM
It's not for me, but it was really slow a little earlier.

July 5th, 2010, 04:04 AM
The whole world will stop arguing until it's back up again...

"Wikipedia says you're WRONG!!!"

July 5th, 2010, 04:19 AM
It is back up for me as of now. Glad they run on Ubuntu, though I hope it was not our fault something happened. Though if they have the Canonical support I will bet they are busy at the moment earning their keep. :)

ping en.wikipedia.org
PING text.pmtpa.wikimedia.org ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from rr.pmtpa.wikimedia.org ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=47 time=69.5 ms

July 5th, 2010, 06:11 AM
Wikipedia is now up. As there is no further need to panic, I am closing this thread.