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I just went to the Academia meta site, and I was greeted with an empty page:

empty academia meta

Clicking on one of the meta questions in the "community bulletin" sidebar brought me to an actual question, but nothing is showing up for me when I visit the main page. Bug? Temporary glitch?

FWIW, the screenshot is from 1/26/2013 at 9:40:32 PM from Safari with the following user agent string:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_8_2) AppleWebKit/536.26.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0.2 Safari/536.26.17
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    It's probably this: meta.stackexchange.com/a/161573/162704 - Don't worry about it, your Meta will come back in a few minutes. – yannis Jan 27 '13 at 3:02
  • Right after I read this question, this happened here on MSO. – Jeremy Banks Jan 27 '13 at 3:08
  • Happened to me a couple of minutes ago too on MSO – Doorknob Jan 27 '13 at 3:34
  • I saw it on MSO, and on travel it persisted through a refresh, though a second one brought the whole site back – Kate Gregory Jan 27 '13 at 3:35
  • Happened for a while on physics, code-golf and skeptics, too. Several refreshes. – dmckee Jan 27 '13 at 3:44
  • I saw this bug a little while ago on the Science Fiction site, and I'm still seeing it on the (private beta) English Language Learners site. – Marti Jan 27 '13 at 3:44
  • On SO I see the last question as "1 hour ago". I can follow links to newer questions if given one, but I cannot find them in the question lists. Is this related, or should I open a new question here on MSO? – R. Martinho Fernandes Jan 27 '13 at 3:47
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    People are talking about this being down to system updates. But if a system update can cause a massive functional outage like this, then the same system update should involve disabling the affected page(s) for the duration with a friendly, explanatory message, instead of simply ceasing to work at all. – Lightness Races in Orbit Jan 27 '13 at 5:14
  • Same thing happening on Arqade meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/6812/… – user188031 Jan 27 '13 at 12:13

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