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Shenanigans aside on the meta board. :) I get this message pretty frequently when I click on the StackExchange logo at the top. If I click on the error to dismiss, I can then click on any of the links, hot questions, all sites, inbox, with out any issues. I'm using IE9. I've tried using it in compatability mode with the same issue.

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on meta only or on other sites? I can't repro this, and we've heard of no other instances.. can you try in a different web browser just to rule out potential browser configuration issues?

  • I think I have this figured out. I was able to reproduce the issue with Firefox as well. It seems I'm getting click happy with the stackexchange link and click on it before the page finishes loading. When I noticed I get a notification, that loads up first, I click on it and I'll get the error message, every time. If I wait for 5 seconds for the page to finish loading it won't happen at all. – Nixphoe Aug 5 '11 at 4:09
  • ah, excellent, that helps. We'll see what we can do to address that. – Jeff Atwood Aug 5 '11 at 4:13
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    I've seen this behaviour too (and identified it as "clicking too quickly"); the problem is that the server is returning a 418 response. Hopefully that helps you track it down, Jeff. – womble Aug 5 '11 at 5:42
  • I didn't answer your question about meta or not. It happens on all of them. Normal SF, SU, SO, Startups. – Nixphoe Aug 5 '11 at 13:13

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