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    • cornishpasty1
    • By cornishpasty1 14th Oct 16, 7:39 PM
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    Error code 20
    • #1
    • 14th Oct 16, 7:39 PM
    Error code 20 14th Oct 16 at 7:39 PM
    Is anyone else having problems with MSE? It seems intermittent and happens whilst using Firefox or Chrome.

    I have checked everything on my computer today as alas I am one of those unfortunates that has a Facebook ban and was getting a bit paranoid -
    Connection failed

    Error code 20

    The proxy failed to connect to the web server, due to TCP connection timeout.
    Last edited by cornishpasty1; 14-10-2016 at 7:44 PM.
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    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 14th Oct 16, 7:41 PM
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    • #2
    • 14th Oct 16, 7:41 PM
    • #2
    • 14th Oct 16, 7:41 PM
    That was happening to me yesterday, but fine today.
    • diddlydoop
    • By diddlydoop 14th Oct 16, 7:44 PM
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    • #3
    • 14th Oct 16, 7:44 PM
    • #3
    • 14th Oct 16, 7:44 PM
    Ive had it twice today and think it was 2 or 3 times yesterday so it's not just you
    • dontone
    • By dontone 14th Oct 16, 7:44 PM
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    • #4
    • 14th Oct 16, 7:44 PM
    • #4
    • 14th Oct 16, 7:44 PM
    Yep, been happening all day for me. In both Chrome & IE.
    It's been mentioned on that Site Feedback section as well.
    Frustrating isn't it? Meh!!
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    • priorslee
    • By priorslee 14th Oct 16, 7:59 PM
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    • #5
    • 14th Oct 16, 7:59 PM
    • #5
    • 14th Oct 16, 7:59 PM
    I had it most of yesterday pm, but then it was OK yesterday evening. Haven't been on MSE for most of today, but had the error again at about 7pm tonight.

    I had a brief exchange with MSE Tech on Twitter yesterday, but didn't hear anything further after them saying they were forwarding it on to their server provider to investigate. There were several others on Twitter also asking about it
    • 2013yearofthehouse
    • By 2013yearofthehouse 14th Oct 16, 8:15 PM
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    • #6
    • 14th Oct 16, 8:15 PM
    • #6
    • 14th Oct 16, 8:15 PM
    I've had it 10+ times throughout yesterday and 10+ times throughout today. I'm using Safari on an iPad. It's driving me bonkers!!
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 14th Oct 16, 8:16 PM
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    • #7
    • 14th Oct 16, 8:16 PM
    • #7
    • 14th Oct 16, 8:16 PM
    yes, had it on/off all day yesterday & a couple of times today
    in dif browsers,
    I mentioned it on a thread in site feedback yesterday.
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near,
    *fairysprinkles to all ¸¸..¸¸.*
    Duchess Tinkerbell fire**fly of the Alphabetty thread

    • grannybiker
    • By grannybiker 14th Oct 16, 8:33 PM
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    • #8
    • 14th Oct 16, 8:33 PM
    • #8
    • 14th Oct 16, 8:33 PM
    You are not alone...
    Worse things will have happened in the world today...
    "The only thing that really matters, it to love and to be loved."
    • ravernoloo
    • By ravernoloo 14th Oct 16, 8:58 PM
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    • #9
    • 14th Oct 16, 8:58 PM
    • #9
    • 14th Oct 16, 8:58 PM
    I also had it yesterday morning and reported on twitter but because they said they couldn't see any issues and I didn't have any problems since I just assumed it was sorted. It does get you paranoid when you have had the Facebook ban too! (Like me lol)
    Good things come to those who wait!

    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 15th Oct 16, 8:32 AM
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    I was getting it last night. I would see it when trying the site on my phone through my home broadband connection but it was fine if I connected with my phone using my phone's data.

    To me it looks like a problem with the company they use as a proxy/Web accelerator, Incapsula.
    • bren1519
    • By bren1519 2nd Nov 16, 12:34 AM
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    I've been having the same issue for the last 2 weeks. The only pages I can get to on MSE are the forums. All other pages I get the connection failed error 20 message.
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