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Has anyone else seen this today morning? Does it happen generally or is there some problem at my side?

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Also after SO is up I was still not able to get it worked by refreshing. I have to open new window for SO to work. Also copy paste of URL didn't work. I have to manually enter the URL.

Has any one else faced same before?


Why SO is going offline again and again today??? I faced it 3 times from morning.

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It happens when they push a new build, and refreshing doesn't help. The text on the page describes it pretty well:

Routine maintenance usually takes less than an hour. You may retry your request or if this turns into an extended outage, we will post details on the blog

You have to click the "retry your request" link to retry; refreshing just refreshes the error page. There's a bug report trying to get it changed so retrying will actually retry the request

Edit: I don't know if this is the only reason SO has been down recently, but one of the devs tweeted this earlier:

Heads up #stackoverflow users, we'll be offline for a bit tonight around 11PM EST for some back-end work, planned outage for a few items

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see the edit. – Harry Joy Feb 3 '11 at 6:43

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