On Tuesday afternoon, Reddit had a few flashes and fell for almost an hour. According to the Reddit status page, releases began around 1:56 p.m. ET. At 2:17 p.m. ET, Downdetector reported that about 45,000 users reported problems with its homepage and subdirectories. The staff here On the edge also could not load the site, some received a blank homepage, while others experienced a slow loading time and started pages.
The status page now shows that Reddit has applied a correction and is monitoring the results. Although the status page still indicates that there is a partial interruption, we were all able to successfully load and browse the site.
Downdetector reports are also dropped, indicating that more users see the same results as us.
Reddit did not respond to a request for information about the reason for the outage, but we will update if we hear back.