Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 19 months ago

#4446 new defect

Twitter timelines sometimes fail to load

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: mikeperry
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

In #3997, we went through a long litany of tests trying to get to the bottom of some transient twitter failures. In the past couple weeks, they appear to be back. Various queries fail more frequently for Tor, timelines often don't appear on first load attempt, etc.

I have tested Tor vs non-Tor in TBB, and the issue does not happen unless Tor is used as a SOCKS proxy.

I have not yet tested SOCKS vs non-SOCKS or high-latency vs low latency.

I should probably also test authenticated vs unauthenticated in Tor, for completeness.

I'm putting this in component Company because I suspect the Tor IPs could be victim to load balancer starvation on Twitter's end... But obviously I need to do a couple more tests first.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by ioerror

This is a Twitter problem as it happens with many browsers both with SOCKS and without.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by runa

Note sure if this is relevant, but; What happens if you change the Twitter page back to the old design?

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Hrmm. Looks like there "was" an issue with empty timelines recently, but they "resolved" it:
http://status.twitter.com/post/11952919406/empty-timelines

I am still getting the "Loading tweets is taking a long time" failure messages, though...

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: MikePerryIterationFires20111120 removed

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by isis

Component: CompanyTor Browser

Did you forget about this ticket, Mike?

The "Company" component is now defunct.

comment:6 Changed 19 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

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