As many of you have noticed and reported the site has been experiencing intermittent errors that appear in the form of Cloudflare errors, Bad Gateway 502 errors, pages taking a long time to load, or refusing to load altogether, etc.
The issue affects only some users, and only some of the time, and on different type of occasions. This makes it hard to pinpoint the origin of the errors, as there is no clear pattern to how, when and why it is happening.
At this point the possible list of culprits has been reduced to roughly three, though, and closer analysis of those three possible reasons will happen after December 26th 2021. Once the root cause is identified, measures to fix the issue can be taken.
I apologize for the instability and frustration the site issues are causing and thank you for your patience while we work on getting to the bottom of this.
Remember to enjoy the Holidays!
Edited to add on January 8th 3:15 PM EST:
We are aware of the issues, and they are being looked at. We're working on getting the problems fixed, but it will take time, as the cause of the problems still isn't clear. There have been a number of fix attempts already, and all of them have worked temporarily, yet the issue keeps coming back, which means that the root cause of the problem hasn't been found yet.
The site's been better for today, and we're monitoring how it keeps behaving to see if it's just a fluke for it to run smoother, or if the latest fix measures are finally taking hold.