(outdated context): I was seeing this on all network sites.

Screenshot from MSO:
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Did something with A/B testing related questions within the answers list (testing has concluded) go out of control?

We are initially focusing our efforts on questions without answers in order to validate whether the inline placement results in better engagement before we iterate on question pages with at least one answer.


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Update: A fix has been deployed. The module will only appear on Stack Overflow question pages with no answers.

Thanks for letting us know. The new module was originally part of an experiment which concluded. We graduated the experiment today but it was supposed to only be available on the Stack Overflow site instead of across the network. The experiment post will be updated to announce the graduation.

We'll be deploying a change to make this only available on Stack Overflow. We apologize for the inconvenience caused. It was not our intention to make this change across the network sites.

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    "The experiment post will be updated to announce the graduation." out of curiosity, why not a new question post to announce it as well? And why graduate it before announcing it instead of while / after announcing it? Mar 21, 2023 at 18:56
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    I think you'll have to dig long and hard to find a feature more noisy than this one. Please undo the change
    – Zoe
    Mar 21, 2023 at 18:58
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    @starball there will be a new post from the Community Management team soon that explains the upcoming changes regarding communications for the Content Discovery initiative. More information will be shared soon.
    – tanj92 Staff
    Mar 21, 2023 at 19:04
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    Nothing personal, but I just get overall feeling such "mistakes" happens more and more. Sometimes taking long weeks until the mistake is fixed. And sorry, I don't like it. Thanks for taking a look and considering removing it from SE sites though. Mar 21, 2023 at 19:04
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    @ZoestandswithUkraine I think thank you reaction was worse than that (not by a large margin though)
    – gnat
    Mar 21, 2023 at 19:20

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