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Seems like all beta sites just lost the "Beta" status and have increased privilege requirements.

I assume this is a bug, what happened here? Did a unicorn ate the wires again?

Even though we at Code Review would love to be graduating, I bet a site like Puzzling are going to have a hard time, as they only have one person with closing privileges.

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    I guess that optimization was a bad idea. – Nick Craver Jul 15 '14 at 13:08
  • ROFLMAO, @MarcGravell, that is a good thing! – Malachi Jul 15 '14 at 13:25
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    I think we've chased the problem away; normal function should be resumed – Marc Gravell Jul 15 '14 at 13:26
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Indeed you are correct. A unicorn did indeed eat the wires, becoming a unicord. It wasn't an unobserved side-effect of my performance refactorings in any way, so the current build I'm frantically pushing out will probably have no effect except for coincidence.

Ahem.

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    What? UNICORN is evolving! – Stijn Jul 15 '14 at 13:13
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    Someone have a Ditto over here? Unicords for everyone! – BenVlodgi Jul 15 '14 at 13:16
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    Those darn unicorns! A booby would never eat the wires!! – Taryn Jul 15 '14 at 13:23
  • @bluefeet he'd probably trip over his blue feet and impale the servers instead. Guess what kind of problems we had then! – Vogel612's Shadow Jul 15 '14 at 13:29
  • Of course it wasn't an unobserved side effect. Seems it was very clearly observed. – a CVn Jul 15 '14 at 13:35
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    @MichaelKjörling I meant "unobserved prior to live deployment" – Marc Gravell Jul 15 '14 at 13:39
  • @MarcGravell Of course you did. Here, have some candy. :) – a CVn Jul 15 '14 at 13:43
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    @MarcGravell, what do you mean live deployment? I thought that StackExchange was filled with professionals that don't need to test their code? – Malachi Jul 15 '14 at 15:16
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    Google also suggests that Unicord is a company. They're trying to get into our economy! – Jamal Jul 15 '14 at 17:48

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