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I noticed that some pages look like a generic beta page when they are down:

Skeptics

ELL

MSE

ELU meta

I think all these pages are supposed to have their icon/background color/font because this is what ELU looked like:

English Language & Usage

Is this a bug?

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    It might depend on when the server determines if the site is offline. One is a legitimate "offline" message and one sometimes appears as a "I couldn't do anything so I'm just gonna display this offline message instead". While I was refreshing a particular site during the outage, it switched back and forth between the generic and site-specific offline message depending on how long it took to load. – animuson Oct 4 '18 at 20:09
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/q/316331/289691 – Rubén Oct 4 '18 at 20:39

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