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Something ate my pictures. Answered

I notice the web site was down last night well actually early this morning, That is Feb 28th. So today when I went back on and checked my instructables for activity, like comments made I noticed that some thumbnail pictures were missing -- blank. Opening the instructable the  title is there but the opening image is gone. And a bunch of the other images were gone.  Thought it was my browser or something so I opened them using my I pad --- same thing.  Something has eaten my pictures.

This is one of the ones.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Where-Marbles-Come-From/
many of the pictures are gone. When you click on the blank picture the following message comes up

The requested content cannot be loaded.
Please try again later.
And now I have looked at a few of my other instructables and they also have pictures missing.
I hope they are not gone for good. Reloading all of those and trying to recreate the notes with them would be a lot of work.

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seamster (author)2017-03-01

The internet in general was kind of broken yesterday - the issues we were experiencing were outside of the site's control. See this cnet article for more info:

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-web-services-aws-s3-service-problem/

It appears that things have been fixed now, but it definitely made for a rough day!

Sam (seamster)

Community Manager

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Downunder35m (author)2017-02-28

I noticed the problem too and got an error message as well.
Maybe it helps to solve the problem so that's what I got on my screen when it happened:

Please excuse me, that was very impolite! - javax.servlet.ServletException: solr Ex !
Exception

org.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServerException: Error executing query
at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.request.QueryRequest.process(QueryRequest.java:95)
at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServer.query(SolrServer.java:118)
at com.instructables.solr.SolrSearchServlet.doGet(SolrSearchServlet.java:530)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:120)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:97)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:109)
at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:56)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryProFilter.doFilter(TemporaryProFilter.java:88)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryPasswordFilter.doFilter(TemporaryPasswordFilter.java:53)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.LoginUserFilter.doFilter(LoginUserFilter.java:55)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.FacebookCookieFilter.doFilter(FacebookCookieFilter.java:51)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.StayLoggedInFilter.doFilter(StayLoggedInFilter.java:42)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.AlreadyLoggedInFilter.doFilter(AlreadyLoggedInFilter.java:30)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.SemiLoggedInFilter.doFilter(SemiLoggedInFilter.java:71)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:104)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:56)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryProFilter.doFilter(TemporaryProFilter.java:88)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryPasswordFilter.doFilter(TemporaryPasswordFilter.java:53)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.LoginUserFilter.doFilter(LoginUserFilter.java:55)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.FacebookCookieFilter.doFilter(FacebookCookieFilter.java:51)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.StayLoggedInFilter.doFilter(StayLoggedInFilter.java:47)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.AlreadyLoggedInFilter.doFilter(AlreadyLoggedInFilter.java:39)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.SemiLoggedInFilter.doFilter(SemiLoggedInFilter.java:71)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:104)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:89)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:156)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.AccessLogFilterChain.doFilter(AccessLogFilterChain.java:95)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:289)
at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:838)
at com.caucho.network.listen.TcpSocketLink.dispatchRequest(TcpSocketLink.java:1349)
at com.caucho.network.listen.TcpSocketLink.handleRequest(TcpSocketLink.java:1305)
at com.caucho.network.listen.TcpSocketLink.handleRequestsImpl(TcpSocketLink.java:1289)
at com.caucho.network.listen.TcpSocketLink.handleRequests(TcpSocketLink.java:1197)
at com.caucho.network.listen.TcpSocketLink.handleAcceptTaskImpl(TcpSocketLink.java:993)
at com.caucho.network.listen.ConnectionTask.runThread(ConnectionTask.java:117)
at com.caucho.network.listen.ConnectionTask.run(ConnectionTask.java:93)
at com.caucho.network.listen.SocketLinkThreadLauncher.handleTasks(SocketLinkThreadLauncher.java:169)
at com.caucho.network.listen.TcpSocketAcceptThread.run(TcpSocketAcceptThread.java:61)
at com.caucho.env.thread2.ResinThread2.runTasks(ResinThread2.java:173)
at com.caucho.env.thread2.ResinThread2.run(ResinThread2.java:118)
Caused by: org.apache.solr.common.SolrException: Severe errors in solr configuration.

Severe errors in solr configuration.

request: http://10.0.0.1:8003/read/select?fq=&fq=+type:que... NOT isCourse:true)&fq=(-indexTags:[* TO *] AND *:*) OR indexTags:internal&qt=dismax&rows=100&start=0&facet.field=category&facet.field=keyword&facet.field=featureFlag&facet=true&facet.limit=30&facet.mincount=2&sort=addedTime desc&wt=javabin&version=1
at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.impl.CommonsHttpSolrServer.request(CommonsHttpSolrServer.java:424)
at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.impl.CommonsHttpSolrServer.request(CommonsHttpSolrServer.java:243)
at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.request.QueryRequest.process(QueryRequest.java:89)
... 56 more

A check for the availability of the site returned this:

Huh? https://www.instructables.com/ doesn't look like a site on the interwho.

The next request was totally messed up as I got this in return:

Huh? http://https doesn't look like a site on the interwho.


I also think the problem started much earlier as about two weeks ago I had to fix all my pictures hosted offsite, they all only showed blank spaces instead of images.
There was a topic about that one too.



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Yonatan24 (author)Downunder35m2017-03-01

I got that too, and when I refreshed the page again it showed that "Instructables is down". The homepage also went a bit crazy too, and showed contests that closed a long time ago.

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random_builder (author)2017-02-28

I noticed this site was down today, but I notice the pictures. Actually I saw that my pictures didn't load, but I am not sure if it is the same problem.

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Vyger (author)2017-02-28

Wow, that was fast, pictures are coming back now.

Never mind -----

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Vyger (author)2017-02-28

I went to the contests listing and looked at few of the contests and some of the entries have blank opening images so it appears that this is a site wide problem.

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Vyger (author)2017-02-28

And I am not alone. I just looked a few others pages and their pictures are missing also.

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Vyger (author)2017-02-28

Just went to the new profile page and clicked on show all instructables and 18 of the 46 instructables are now missing the opening images.

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