Sometimes when I load CrossValidated, I get an error that the page has a redirect loop. I can always resolve this by going to meta.stats.stackexchange.com and then reloading stats.stackexchange.com. Sometimes the problem is reversed - the redirect loop is on meta.stats.se and can be fixed by going to stats.se.
I've only experienced in on CrossValidated - not on SO or any of the other SE sites I drop in on occasionally. It also only happens at work, so it's most likely a consequence of some weird little bit of code unique to this site interacting with my organization's web security.
I don't expect this to be fixed for my sake - I can't even reproduce it reliably - but I thought I'd put my experience down for the record.
- Redirect loop prevents pages from loading
- Fixed by loading meta.stats.se if stats.se is redirecting, and vice versa
- Only at work
- Only on stats.stackexchange.com and meta.stats.stackexchange.com
- Chrome 20.0.1132.57 m
- Windows XP Pro, Version 2002, SP 3
Here's the Chrome error:
This webpage has a redirect loop The webpage at http://stats.stackexchange.com/ has resulted in too many redirects. Clearing your cookies for this site or allowing third-party cookies may fix the problem. If not, it is possibly a server configuration issue and not a problem with your computer. Here are some suggestions: Reload this webpage later. Learn more about this problem. Error 310 (net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS): There were too many redirects.
Clearing cookies does fix it, but only temporarily.