The popular anonymous social media platform Reddit is experiencing a partial shutdown this weekend, which means you may have trouble uploading posts or comments using a desktop browser or mobile app. The problems are not substantial enough to prevent users from accessing the service, but have resulted in “a high error rate,” shows the website Reddit Status.
If you tried to use Reddit today, March 28, you probably had intermittent problems getting comments and sometimes posts to upload. The Reddit Status website shows partial interruptions for native mobile applications, as well as on desktop and mobile web browsers.
Other aspects of the platform, such as processing comments and votes, are shown to be operational at the moment. Overall, the system shows more than 99 percent uptime, which means (hopefully) that this outage will be nothing more than an annoying problem until it is resolved.
Interruptions on Reddit are not entirely uncommon, and generally speaking, this current problem is minor compared to some of the larger disruptions we’ve seen on the platform in the past. Reddit did not provide a reason for the problem, and if the past is any indication, we will probably not get such clarification once the matter is resolved.
The Down Detector shows a spike in reports from Reddit users that started around 8 am EST, rising to more than 27,000 in a few hours. Most reports refer to problems accessing the website and mobile apps, while fewer users reported being unable to sign in to their accounts.