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Normally going to the root of a site API (e.g. shows a help page about the API, but for at least the last day or two it's been showing the "site down for maintenance" page:

Screenshot of the SO "down for maintenance" page

This seems to happen on all the sites, including SE betas. I'm not sure if this is considered an official feature (and the direct help route still works), so maybe it was just removed silently, but the down for maintenance page seems an odd choice

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An adjustment was made to our load balancer to address this. Thanks for pointing it out.

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