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Seems like and other Q&A sites are down.
The following is displayed:

Stack Overflow is currently offline for maintenance

But is it really just maintenance or is it an outage?

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closed as too localized by ChrisF, McCannot, slhck, Dennis, Bart Dec 11 '12 at 14:16

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Who cares? It'll be back up eventually. (Edit: Ah, ChrisF has the answer) – Pëkka Dec 11 '12 at 14:09
PANIC!!!!!!!!!! – woz Dec 11 '12 at 14:10
It's network wide, apparently. – Al E. Dec 11 '12 at 14:12
Why did my question got closed for too localized as this is a website for support. So an outage requires support. Others have posted similar question in the past. – qwertzguy Dec 11 '12 at 14:18
Because the question has been answered, and this question won't be useful anymore when the site is back up in a short while. – woz Dec 11 '12 at 14:22
Then how come all the previous questions of the same type didn't get closed?…… – qwertzguy Dec 11 '12 at 14:24
Ultimately, closed or not, the answer is the same: we know about it, we understand it, we're working really hard to fix it as quickly as possible. – Marc Gravell Dec 11 '12 at 14:26
@qwertzguy So everytime StackOverflow has an issue we can expect someone to post an identical question demanding answers? Think of the reputation! /s – Mike B Dec 11 '12 at 14:43
up vote 13 down vote accepted

From the @StackStatus twitter feed:

We're aware of the #stackoverflow instability, the servers are running under extremely heavy load and will be more stable in a few minutes.

The StackOverflow Pingdom page is showing the downtime too.

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