Did anyone notice this?

    December 16, 2011 by WIERDGREENMAN

    I'm currently typing this on a Mac. Earlier this week, I could not access Wikia for at least one hour. I kept seeing a 503 message with "Guru Meditation" followed by a string of numbers. I tried several Wikia sites (,, the Staff Blog) on my laptop (a PC) after being confronted with this problem, and still got the 503 message. Well, I can go on the Wikia network again, and after searching community and staff blogs, as well as search engines, I can't tell if anyone else experienced this problem. Did the Wikia servers shut down this week? Has anyone else been briefly faced with an inconvenient 503 message?

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    Wikia servers down?

    February 23, 2011 by WIERDGREENMAN

    Are the Wikia servers down or something? I'm trying to edit Wookieepedia, and when I click on the right thing, this page is where I'm directed:

    Unexpected non-MediaWiki exception encountered, of type "Exception" exception 'Exception' with message 'Could not contact Riak Server:!' in /usr/wikia/deploy/code/src/release-009.031/lib/riak/riak.php:1178 Stack trace:

    1. 0 /usr/wikia/deploy/code/src/release-009.031/lib/riak/riak.php(1093): RiakObject->populate(Array, Array)
    2. 1 /usr/wikia/deploy/code/src/release-009.031/lib/riak/riak.php(747): RiakObject->reload(1)
    3. 2 /usr/wikia/deploy/code/src/release-009.031/includes/wikia/RiakCache.php(134): RiakBucket->get('wikicities:sess...')
    4. 3 /usr/wikia/deploy/code/src/release-009.031/includes/w…

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