this same issue IS posted in several places...
IN fact it is stickied in both "feedback and support" and in "site and forum issues" (which are the obvious places to look) and a few other places...
- our search feature works too -
here is the meat of it
We use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) which automagically mirrors for us, and and auto-selects the closest / fastest server / mirror for you.
It is my guess that the problems are isolated to one (or a few) server clusters.
We have millions of downloads successful. I assume one post represents thousands or tens of thousands of users. That being true we have a small percentage of failures.
Please include your IP or Geographic region so we can lean on simple CDN.
Those of you needing an alternate download location:
The problem is isolated to certain servers, each providing service to a local region.
The workaround is then obvious.
Use a proxy that is not in your geographic region. you can Google for open proxies.
By using a proxy that is not close to you it will fool the CDN to supply the content from another server. (the CDN will think you are close to a different server cluster) Simple.