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Around an hour or so ago, SFF went into read-only mode. Apparently, it wasn't the only one - Stack Overflow and Super User went down as well, and I assume that all 153 sites experienced the same.

There was no warning on stackstatus.net, and @StackStatus didn't post anything. What was the downtime for?

As @CreationEdge said...:

People are mostly poking fun here, but it could be a teaching moment to explain why the site goes down for small periods of time every now and then, when not "scheduled" (to our knowledge). Not every user is going to understand the dynamics of how a major website functions.

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    My feet got a bit cold, so I used the servers to warm them.
    – Taryn
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 17:09
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    I noticed this too. No sooner had the panic attack started, than it came back online.
    – Jamiec
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 17:16
  • @Mithrandir StackOverflow. But seriously, it was <1 minute as far as I could tell.
    – Jamiec
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 17:17
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    Once every 3.2 years they have to move all the ones and zeroes, clean out from underneath them, and put them back.
    – Pollyanna
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 17:24
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    Tim Post lost his keys again, so the unicorn dust used to power SE was locked away Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 17:26
  • Stackstatus shows nothing: twitter.com/StackStatus and stackstatus.net
    – Pollyanna
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 17:27
  • @AdamDavis Didn't I say that in the question?
    – Mithical
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 17:27
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    @Adam of course it's not, it won't show down times of few minutes. No site has 100% uptime, not a single one in the world. Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 17:27
  • @Mithrandir Yes, you did.
    – Pollyanna
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 17:29
  • Super User went read only as well. Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 17:33
  • @David all sites were read only as far as I could see. Checked 5, all read only, so assumed all were Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 18:28
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    A STACKEXCHANGE SITE WENT DOWN FOR A MINUTE! QUICK, TO META TO ASK ABOUT IT!!!!
    – user1228
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 18:48
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    @Won't exactly. But it was all of them.
    – Mithical
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 18:48
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    People are mostly poking fun here, but it could be a teaching moment to explain why the site goes down for small periods of time every now and then, when not "scheduled" (to our knowledge). Not every user is going to understand the dynamics of how a major website functions.
    – user287266
    Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 12:59

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