It seems so, because I can not see my less-than-hour question in the "newest" tab. At this moment (i.e. the moment of writing this question) "newest" top questions are asked 8,9,... hours ago.

I do not post link to my hidden question because I fear to be marked as spammer for this. Here is part of the link: questions/147243/edge-and-edges-tags-are-not-synonyms-but-probably-should

  • Should be good now; Deltik's answer has the details.
    – Shog9
    Sep 16, 2012 at 3:18

1 Answer 1


You are not banned. Instead, you were caught up in a bad time for Stack Exchange.

The cause of the problems is the recent server migrations. As far as I can see, all Stack Exchange sites are affected except for Stack Overflow, which was the first to come back to life.

Stack Overflow Meta was taken down to read-only mode momentarily, but when it resumed operations, like the other sites, it still did not show new activity.

The only thing we can do is wait it out.

Until then, there is an ugly workaround to check out the latest questions:

  1. Select the question ID of the most recent question. Example: meta.superuser.com/questions/5573
  2. Increment that number until you reach a newer question. 5574 and 5575 lead to an answer because IDs are assigned sequentially not only to questions, but 5576 is the next-newest question, which doesn't show up yet on the front page.

I found this question by incrementing the numbers.

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