Is Lichess Down?

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Is Down for just me or everyone else? - LICHESS.ORG • FREE ONLINE CHESS - Free online chess server. Play chess in a clean interface. No registration, no ads, no plugin required. Play chess with the computer, friends or random opponents. Server Status

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date: Wed, 27 May 2020 23:45:15 GMT
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How to Solve Lichess Down or Outage Issues:

We have tried pinging using our servers in diverse locations and the website returned the above results.

If is down for us too there is nothing you can do except waiting. Probably the server is overloaded, down or unreachable because of a network problem, outage or website maintenance is in progress.

If the site is UP for us but you however cannot access it, try one of our following solutions:

1. It might be Browser Related:

To solve Browser related issues that might make the site/server down for you, do a full Browser refresh of this site. You can do this by holding down CTRL + F5 keys at the same time on your browser.

This trick works perfectly on Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Opera, Safari and whatever default browser comes with your Windows nowadays lol.

2. Clear Your Cookies and Cache.

The contents of all modern sites and apps today are usually cached. This means a copy is stored in your browser as long as you have visited that page before. This is to make it easier to access when next you visit that page. This might be a problem especially if the page was down last time you checked.

You might need to clear that out of your browser memory for the site to load properly.

3. Fix DNS Problems

Domain Name System (DNS) is what allows a site IP address (192.168.x.x) to be identified with words ( e.g .com, .us) in order to be remembered easily. This is usually provided by your Internet Service Provider.

To fix this, clear your local DNS cache to make sure that you grab the most recent cache that your ISP has.

Still having issues? Try sending your complaints or troubleshooting issues to the channels below:

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@mrleebooks We're in the second half down by a point for 2nd! #QueenCobras and #KingCobras are trying to close in! #KingLion with another dub! #ChessConnect #ChessDigitalEP #check! @TXChessFacebook @lichess #CobraChessClubKids @ChessKidcom

@Ballatw @GGnoRESPRiT @1UpAnalytics @KinchAnalytics @lichess You need to determine lobbies based off of SOMETHING - points is the only thing to do it on that has anything to do with actual tournament performance. Not determining lobbies off of anything is a really bad idea, basically asking for pub showdowns like the old days.

@chesscord Looks like @GMHikaru was in big trouble in Clutch Chess tournament match vs Wesley So. He played good day 1, but today was not his day. GL to both players and to @FabianoCaruana and @chessleinier . @STLChessClub @lichess @chess24com

@Love__Sin White Goes with Queen's Gambit.. And Black shows How not to decline Queen's Gambit 😂 #chess #chessboard #chessisfun #lichess @lichess @chesscom #vishwanathanand #chess24 #magnuscarlsen

@Siegberts_IQP @saychess1 @chesscom @lichess But that’s for money, while most of online chess is (or should be) for fun. So it should be possible to play without identification. It’s not China. Even though cheating is a huge problem, privacy beats accountability here I think. After all it is a game (or should be).

@GGnoRESPRiT @Ballatw @1UpAnalytics @KinchAnalytics @lichess Well, it's tricky because on one hand, I don't want a rating system to determine tournament placements, on the other hand, I don't want points determining lobbies. Lichess tournaments are good, but they don't have the same issue with scoring, since scoring chess results is easy.

@waelchess Hi @lichess , my friend has registered an account, but closed by you even though he didn’t cheat(you may not believe, it’s okay), then he tried to create another account, but it’s keep closed again and again no matter how many accounts he created, this time I helped him ...

@mrleebooks @AbyazXd @lichess On my teacher MacBook, the site has no restrictions. I can see the site in its original form and am able to navigate through the tournament and view their games, however, all of our students when attempting to login through their district issues MacBooks see the screen you see...

@KofiAgy @lichess @McAfee Yeah, I had the same issue. Had to allow these. Doesn't seem to allow adding the domain

@RJ_See @lichess @McAfee Yes, exactly ! I've been pulling my hair out wondering why. But not understanding how to fix the problem. ( even after you explained)

@Ronald_Trump130 @lichess Im ready for the site to start working again....

@I_Am_Lucien @lichess my account as be flag for using computer assistance, pls I can assure you this is not true, pls do run check on it again, I'm a club player and I've been working seriously hard with a coach to up my game, pls lift this ban as this is an error. My username is Lucienova

@princeofteck @Share_1981 @lichess Great to see I'm not the only one. Please @lichess, you've to get rid of this bug and sort this issue out. Regards.

@EPISD_ITS @mrleebooks @AbyazXd @lichess Make sure you explain, tech services will not know at first glance. You may want to share about the chess club and the competitions. We don’t want students to compete on smartphones if it is safe on their district device. It looks like an awesome place to learn, too!

@Ballatw @GGnoRESPRiT @1UpAnalytics @KinchAnalytics Eh - no, don't think I want that. Those are systems for tracking skill over time, not performance in a single tournament. You guys need to check out @lichess's and other chess open tournament systems.

@VishChess @saychess1 @chesscom @lichess May help a bit but certainly you know that people whose identity were clearly known also engaged in cheating. The register of offenders seems problematic from a legal standpoint (e.g. defamation law suits).'s policy is to not publish names.

@EPISD_ITS @mrleebooks @AbyazXd @lichess Our team cannot unblock websites, but technology services can. Submit the zendesk request with the link and why access is needed for your students. If you email an ITS, we can submit the ticket along with you to support our students. Tech Services does not magically know. 🙂

@SpanishGuerra @lichess @McAfee My school computer loads it like that. I do not have McCafee, and because of the pandemic, I want to use @lichess for my scholastic Chess Club and tournaments next school year. Please, heeelp!

@saychess1 @VishChess @chesscom @lichess I'm not saying the register should be public but just hinder the cheaters to create a new account

@franciscojose9p @cpcecchetto @lichess @McAfee Your internet provider is probably blocking it. Get in touch with them to solve the issue.

@MisesEnForce @HamdouchiH @nigelshortchess Actually, I would by really interested in giving it a try if @lichess could provided sample data containing (not only) cheated games, with elo's + times for moves, just to see what can be done. I don't know if monthly lichess data contains cheated games and times per moves btw.

@GGnoRESPRiT @Ballatw @1UpAnalytics @KinchAnalytics @lichess Yeah, I do agree there. Doing something under the hood that's not points-based is inelegant. To clarify here, though, are we talking about Round 1 "filtering"? Because I think things change as you raise the skill floor. The issues get dampened as you reduce the skill gap.

@cpcecchetto Hi @lichess @frankcalise I have not been able to access the site or the mobile app all day. My username is cstrafe. Is it possible that I was given a recycled IP that was at some point banned by you guys? I see all this McAfee stuff today but I do not use that software...

@SirPlinko @lichess @McAfee Uninstall virus protection to fix the issue, that's an odd suggestion.

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