I have also noticed down times and instability in the last week or so. It was also occurring on a few other sites I visit so I was assuming it was just my issue. But I guess it’s good to know that I’m not alone on this one.
Most of the time I just receive errors trying to open threads, but I have experienced full outages giving me a 502 error.
On another note, how well do you like pingdom as a monitoring service? I’ve heard of it but have never used it.
In the past I’ve notified @Luna when this has happened over the Gopher’s Slack channel, but haven’t been on there or here much lately so have just forgotten, but it seems like it’s been a consistent issue for a while now…
For the records, I visit the forum (almost) daily and I have not seen any 502 or any other sort of inaccessibility lately. I am located in Germany. Is this issue perhaps bound to particular times (for example, U.S. or Australian business hours)?
This is a fairly common complaint on Discourse. Most medium or large installations seems to run into it. Given that I guess this is a paid installation, it would be reasonable to take it up with the provider.
(I run an instance myself, hang on others, and lurk sometimes on meta.discourse.org although that can be a frustrating experience.)