Facebook broken - it's not just you

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  1. Jayfar

    Jayfar I'm very old®

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    #1 Jayfar, Aug 26, 2017
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    Jayfar I'm very old®

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    Mostly back up now, but some newer comments are randomly disappearing. I would guess it may be several hours before it's totally stable again.
     
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    Facebook has the worst functionality and most bugs of any major app/software I've used. It's time they're replaced with something better.
     
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    Jayfar I'm very old®

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    Agreed. Totally unsuited for proper threaded discussion with quoting and the searchability within facebook is ass (not to mention being virtually unsearchable from the Internet at-large).
     
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    Hospitalitygirl Resident Ornery Bitch

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    If only we had some kids to create something new...
     
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    Jayfar I'm very old®

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    The forum software platforms such as the one used by Philadelphia Speaks are an excellent base to build on. Too bad facebook has siphoned off almost all of the users of most such forums. I've seen that unfortunate trend accelerate in the past five years.
     
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    Jayfar I'm very old®

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    Facebook is broken in Safari web browser again since late last evening. Can see posts, but cannot see nor add comments. Also FB Messenger is blank. Works ok in Chrome browser. Multiple reports of the issue on downdetector.com.
     
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    OldMama Finally retired. Newly married. Kids are gone.

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    I'm not having a problem at home, Jayfar. Works fine in Safari. Comments are still stupid but you can't fix that.
     
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    It was fixed by mid-afternoon for me, although some users were still reporting issues. Every once in a while facebook deploys a buggy update to their software and then later rolls it back or fixes it, after they receive a ton of complaints.
     
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    Looks like the outage is finally coming to an end after over 10 hours — probably the longest in the history of facebook. Some people are still reporting fb problems in downdetector's disqus comments though.

    Note that it wasn't totally down for all users for the duration, but posting and commenting failed for most users in the first several hours, followed by limited and sporadic functionality during the latter half of the outage event.

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