This is the status page for Fark's behind-the-scenes geekery. If there's a major outage or problem, we'll try to post something here about it (unless we're too up to our eyeballs in trying to actually fix it)... so check here if Fark's hosed for an extended length of time. Normally this page will be blank. :-) For more minor issues, see Mike's blog, or more likely, Mike's twitter, Drew's twitter, Fark twitter or all Fark staff/mod/admin twitters together. On (very!) rare occasion you may be able to catch Mike on the data center webcam.
Our normal hosting is at QX.net. This is hosted at a different ISP in case of backbone-related problems --
thanks to Bluegrass.net for that.
Tue Apr 8 22:36:04 EDT 2014: Rebooting database to install a security fix later this evening; expect about 3-4 minutes downtime (completed Tue Apr 8 23:52:41 EDT 2014)
If you are seeing a delay before Fark starts to load (or Google, Facebook, or other sites since June 6, 2012), see http://test-ipv6.com/ or http://ipv6eyechart.ripe.net/ to see if you have IPv6 connectivity issues that might be causing the issues. If you are IPv4 only, then this test should say "When a publisher offers both IPv4 and IPv6, your browser appears to be happy to take the IPv4 site without delay." If it doesn't, you might... well... have delays. :) You might also try http://netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/ which can diagnose many problems with both IPv4 and IPv6 connections.