Zarq wrote:Belgian, no problem here. ISP is Belgacom.
Edit: General Failure can be a Windows Firewall problem. Try disabling your firewall.
Unless a user specifically added the IP of xkcd.com to a blacklist, a firewall issue preventing access should also prevent access to, among other things, the forum.
The users with the problems are posting here on the same machines that cannot/could not access the site.
Which would, in my mind, speak of an issue further down the pipe. But since the problem existed in New York and Belgium at roughly the same time while not existing in other places (My location, for one) then.. I have no idea. It would also not come back with a General Failure error, which is just... strange. Even a DNS problem reports a different error.
In short - bu-wha?!
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