Reddit DOWN – web site and app now not working as lots hit by main outage

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Reddit is experiencing a major outage tonight as thousands of fans are reporting issues accessing the ‘front page of the internet’.

The problems appear to have begun at around 10:30pm BST with users across the world having problems when trying to check the service through a btrowser and via the app.

About Reddit
Reddit (, stylized in its logo as reddit) is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members. Posts are organized by subject into user-created boards called “subreddits”, which cover a variety of topics including news, science, movies, video games, music, books, fitness, food, and image-sharing. Submissions with more up-votes appear towards the top of their subreddit and, if they receive enough up-votes, ultimately on the site’s front page. Despite strict rules prohibiting harassment, Reddit’s administrators spend considerable resources on moderating the site.As of July 2019, Reddit is ranking as the No. 5 most visited website in U.S. and No. 13 in the world, according to Alexa Internet, with 55% of its user base coming from the United States, followed by the United Kingdom at 7.4% and Canada at 5.8%.Reddit was founded by University of Virginia roommates Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005. Condé Nast Publications acquired the site in October 2006. In 2011, Reddit became an independent subsidiary of Condé Nast’s parent company, Advance Publications. In October 2014, Reddit raised $50 million in a funding round led by Sam Altman and including investors Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Snoop Dogg, and Jared Leto. Their investment valued the company at $500 million then. In July 2017, Reddit raised $200 million for a $1.8 billion valuation, with Advance Publications remaining the majority stakeholder. In February 2019, a $300 million funding round led by Tencent brought the company’s valuation to $3 billion.

Reddit DOWN: Website and app not working as thousands hit by major outage

About Website
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Websites can be accessed via a public Internet Protocol (IP) network, such as the Internet, or a private local area network (LAN), by a uniform resource locator (URL) that identifies the site.
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Web pages, which are the building blocks of websites, are documents, typically composed in plain text interspersed with formatting instructions of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML, XHTML). They may incorporate elements from other websites with suitable markup anchors. Web pages are accessed and transported with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which may optionally employ encryption (HTTP Secure, HTTPS) to provide security and privacy for the user. The user’s application, often a web browser, renders the page content according to its HTML markup instructions onto a display terminal.
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Many are seeing the message “all of our servers are busy right now” followed by an error code 503.

Independent outage monitor, Down Detector, has registered a huge spike in Reddit down reports, with users in the US, UK and Europe mainly affected.

Reddit DOWN: Website and app not working as thousands hit by major outage

Downdetector.co.cuk registered a peak of almost 3,000 Reddit down reports since the issues began this evening but things are worse in the US with over 20,000 reports registered

Out of those affected the majority have been having issues accessing the Reddit website itself.

Posting messages on Down Detector’s forum, one user said, “What am I supposed to do at work now reddit is down, work?”

And another joked: “Well, that’s my evening ruined! Now I have to make eye contact with my family.”

Social media sites including Twitter are also full complaints with one fan tweeting: “Oh no Reddit is down so now i have to do something with my life.

And another posted: “Reddit is down right now… I guess I’ll stare at a wall or something.”

There’s currently no word on what is causing the issues or when they will be fixed.

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