Skip Nav
Harry Potter
40 DIY Graduation Cap Ideas For Major Harry Potter Fans
Geek Culture
This Star Wars Art Will Make You Wonder Why Disney Princesses Don't Carry Lightsabers
Geek Culture
Everyone's Favorite Chewbacca-Masked Mom Just Visited Facebook

What Do You Do When a Site Goes Down?

I know sites need their "down time" just like anything else, but don't you find it infuriating when you need to get on Bloglines to check your RSS feeds or you want to see what your friend are up to thanks to Twitter and you can't? As soon as I hit refresh and realize the site is either down due to a flood of traffic or for maintenance, I get a feeling of panic and keep hitting refresh over and over. Thankfully the Internet is full of distractions, so I can usually divert my ADD on something else until the site is back up. What about you? How do you cope with website "down time"?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 7 years
LOL @ Calamari.
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 7 years
Usually I just go do something else and try back in a few minutes
calamari calamari 7 years
I stare at the fail whale. It's such a nice illustration.
tracirae tracirae 7 years
I refresh 2-3 times then leave it if nothing happens (and check back later)
millarci millarci 7 years
I think I'll be okay as long the Sugar site doesn't do that to us. ;)
imLissy imLissy 7 years
er... you know, a feeling of panic when a website goes down isn't, er, normal...
Dollylo Dollylo 7 years
Refresh again... and again... and again.... :rotfl:
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
move on
gemsera gemsera 7 years
I usually try and fix it, cause its usually one of mine going down! lol
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
that's life. i keep moving and try back later. i hate when it's the bank or a site that requires using account info, but what can you do.
larsalan larsalan 7 years
Get pissed off!
Cris1192 Cris1192 7 years
Thanks for the website Bisque!!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 7 years
I don't stress it. I just refresh the page once or twice. And if it still says the same after a few minutes then I just move on and then come back in while. Every website needs it's down time for matainence or if they are trying out a new design or features.
BostonChick BostonChick 7 years
Move on. Unless I really need the site for something. That's when I refresh the page like crazy hoping it comes back. haha.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
I pound the desk and scream. Or I go to get a glass of water/cup of tea and hope that by the time I'm back it's fixed.
Bisque Bisque 7 years
I check with http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ to see if it's down or just me -- which a couple of times, it's just me and my crappy connection. I'd have three options on reaction: 1. I'd find a similar site and peruse that 2. I'd go download free e-books or music or 3. (What I least often but sometimes do) Turn off the comp and do homework. :P
vivaciousv1114 vivaciousv1114 7 years
well, after i'm done hyperventilating i usually try to find another site to visit. i normally have 50 million windows and tabs open anyway so i just click over to something else until that site is back up.
Best Secret Santa Picker Websites
Free Photo Editing Websites
Best Obscure Subreddits
Karen X Cheng Website
TLDR Wikipedia Tumblr
SXSW Interactive Winners 2014
Story Behind the Photograph Website

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
X