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Stack Exchange network user profiles like this one, this one, and this one are reporting XXX temporarily unavailable where XXX is

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Interestingly, newsletter subscriptions and flair (with correct reputation and account information) seem to be intact.

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closed as too localized by Gilles, Adam Lear Jan 6 '12 at 21:15

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Probably the same thing causing… – Michael Mrozek Jan 6 '12 at 20:35
@Michael - Yeah, probably. Didn't see that before I began my edit. – Kevin Vermeer Jan 6 '12 at 20:43

Yes, it is temporarily unavailable, like the error says - I don't mean to be snarky, but that's why the message is there.

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Lack of snarky intent noted. Still chuckle-worthy, though, as a general thing :) – Andrew Barber Jan 6 '12 at 20:46
I had no trouble interpreting the message. Are you hinting that it's inappropriate to report the site partially down? To put it another way, are all StackExchange outages planned and well known to the site admins? ;-) – MετάEd Jan 6 '12 at 21:00
@MetaEd - When we display a message specifically stating that, yes, it's a known outage :) – Nick Craver Jan 6 '12 at 21:02
I didn't want to assume. It seemed equally possible that, when some database is unreachable, the error message indicating the fact is nice and friendly rather than cryptic. Thanks for the update. – MετάEd Jan 6 '12 at 22:18

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