Ive noticed slow downs & timeouts intermittently in international traffic for the last week. It seems to effect various ISP's (orcon, telecom, vodafone & clear). It was worse last week, not too bad now except for the odd hickup. Maybe this issue is related.
I mainly noticed pages loads were slow, with long pauses in the content rendering parts of some webpages. The odd bad gateway message, that vanishes if I hit reload. Geekzone avatars have been visible for me however.
I'm not getting any avatars, CSS or most images. Using Opera via Vodafone.
If I switch to IE or Firefox then it works ok (but I use Opera as my main browser). This would suggest a browser issue, but I've cleared the cache and checked that I hadn't disabled images or author CSS.
Accessing http://css.geekzone.co.nz/default.css (which I assume is the main style sheet for the forums?) just gives me "Geekzone is currently down for maintenance." message.