Why Is Quora Down?

Beloved Q & A site Quora has been spotty all day and is now showing a “503 Service Unavailable” error message when we attempt to access the site.

This is the first time I’ve experienced the site going down since it was launched in private beta by former Facebookers Adam D’ Angelo and Charlie Cheever in 2010. Its absence has motivated us to use Facebook Questions to try to get further information about the outage (see above).

It’s a testament to the site’s burgeoning popularity and a good sign that people are actually noticing its service disruptions.

Update: Looks like it’s back up! You can resume asking each other smart questions.