Reddit is down: Why you’re getting a 502 bad gateway error from Mashable

Reddit was down for lots of users on Thursday, April 25. The site confirmed it was experiencing a back end issue.

The company wrote Thursday afternoon: “An issue with a Reddit backend has impacted many users on our site. We are looking into the cause.” So if you’re getting something like a 502 bad gateway error message, that’s the reason.

When Mashable tried to load the site on desktop a bit after 1 p.m. ET we got a typical, “Oops, something went wrong, please try again later.”

User reports of issues began to spike upwards on Down Detector starting at about 20 minutes past noon, eastern time. The issue should, hopefully, not be long lasting. Reddit said it was working to fix the problem at around 1:15 p.m. ET.

“We have identified the issue, and are remediating it; should be back shortly,” the company wrote.

This story is developing and will be updated…