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The Question Authority Is Taking a Break

Gotta love the window title on this one, but as far as functionality is concerned it does get a bit tedious seeing this regularly - I'd say once or twice a day in my case.

Edit: I should probably provide a little more detail. This happens completely randomly as far as I can tell, with any browser, running on macOS. In fact I edited this question right after posting (due to the disappearing image bug), and on saving it I received this very error.

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    Jun 07, 2017 at 05:37 PM

    Both of these issues (the one you reported in the original post, Mike, and the one that Veselina raised) popped up elsewhere -- most notably in the infamous

    https://answers.sap.com/articles/95677/status-update-ive-had-it-with-these-motherfg-snake.html.

    I'll respond to Veselina's comment separately, but for this main "internal error" issue: I've been told that the fix should be coming later this month. I hope to see it listed in future release notes soon.

    As for the "question authority is taking a break"...that's a new one, as far as I know. But I do know our question experts (which I suppose makes them the authorities), so I'll check with them.

    Never a dull moment...

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  • Feb 02 at 04:34 PM

    This is happening again, right now. I got the same "Internal Error" page that Mike reported last June, with that same header: "The Question Authority is taking a break."

    It happened while I was trying to edit (moderate) a question. I was updating tags and adding a comment, and upon hitting the "update" button to save my changes, I ended up on this screen. I went back to the question and none of my edits had been saved. I tried it again, and the same thing occurred.

    The question I was editing was https://answers.sap.com/questions/423231/can-the-sap-workflow-be-customized.html.

    Cheers,
    Matt

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    • Wow, I was just talking about this bug -- because it's one of the oddest, funniest issues reported. I may even mention it in an upcoming post...ahem...so maybe I awakened the sleeping bug...or put it back to sleep. I dunno...but what a crazy coincidence, considering this thread was last active in June, and, now of all days, it makes a comeback.

  • Feb 16 at 09:41 PM

    It's baaaack!

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    • You were already a big help by reporting all the glitches instead of simply ignoring them! With respect to answers.sap.com there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel - and it's not an approaching train... Seems that a major update by our vendor is not that far away anymore which should address some central, critical issues. However, unfortunately no concrete ETA yet...

  • Jun 06, 2017 at 07:44 PM

    Yes, I started to see these more often, but look at what I got just a few minutes ago in Firefox:

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  • Feb 27 at 03:42 PM

    At least the person who wrote the code to handle the error has a sense of humor. "The Question Authority is taking a break"?? Pretty funny (at least the first time one encounters it)!

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  • Oct 08 at 04:58 PM

    It's still taking unscheduled breaks....

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