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Is there any point forcing a post to Community Wiki after 6 owner edits?

Personally I think not. If the concern is spurious bumping then simply stop bumping the post after some arbitrary edit. This site might be part-Wiki, part-Q&A but I think its clear that people ...
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Improvements to site status and incident communication

TL;DR: Starting on the 8th of June, 2022, our status page will be updated automatically, bringing us closer to our goal of better communicating outage statuses with our community. The URL stackstatus....
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Link to "recent meta posts" search results in "read-only mode" banner contains redundant tags

The site has this banner right now that there is an ongoing maintenance: This site is currently in read-only mode. We’ll return with full functionality soon. Follow @StackStatus, visit our status ...
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What just happened to Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow was down for a long time here, probably about an hour. What was the cause?
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Downtime alert in Google Chrome [closed]

Practically all SE sites I tried, except Meta, are failing to load for me, with the exception of MSO. Additionally, all chats are offline and MSO's visit chat acknowledges this by not advertising any ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Wednesday, 21 September, 00:30-03:00 UTC (Tuesday, September 20th, 8:30-11:00 PM EDT)

tl;dr Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Overflow & Stack Exchange sites, Stack Overflow for Teams (free/basic/business tiers), and Chat. All sites may be read-only for up to ...
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Change the HTTP status blog links to HTTPS

In the "We are currently offline for maintenance" page, the status blog link is a HTTP one. Please change it to HTTPS. Also, in the header which is shown when the site is in read-only mode, ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Friday, March 18th, 00:30-2:00 UTC (Thursday, March 17th, 8:30-10:00 PM EDT)

This maintenance is finished as of 01:29 UTC. tl;dr Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Overflow & Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, and Chat. All sites may be read-only for up to ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Thursday, July 29 at 12:00am UTC (Wednesday July 28 8:00 PM US/EDT)

Update: The maintenance went as planned. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, and Chat. All sites may be read-only for up to 60 minutes on Thursday, ...
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Unable to ask a question on Stack Overflow

As a signed in user when I click on "Ask a Question" (which goes to the page https://stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/questions/ask) I get an "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error. I've had an ...
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"Blog" link on offline page links to wrong blog

The blog link on the SO offline page links to blog.serverfault.com. Since blog.stackoverflow.com is the main SE blog, it makes sense that issues regarding the maintenance would be posted there. ...
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A status page showing whether SO and other SE network sites are up and running

Current prolonged downtime made me realize that StackExchange needs a page showing status of all network sites similar to Twitter Status or Last.fm Status. Such page would a single place to post ...
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Incident update and uptime reporting

There has been some confusion during some recent incidents that we’d like to address. Some of the confusion stems from our status pages/banners that we’re going to update. The other point of ...
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Can @StackStatus tweets be posted to StackStatus.net automatically?

While it sounds crazy, some of us do not actually have twitter accounts and really do not use twitter at all, so we don't see tweets from @StackStatus. This is especially true for users behind ...
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(COMPLETED) Site maintenance - Saturday, February 24th, 2024, 14:00 - 22:00 UTC (9 AM - 5 PM EST)

[UPDATE - Maintenance complete] We have planned maintenance that will impact Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange sites. The ​​window is scheduled for Saturday, February 24th, 2024, 14:00 - 22:00 UTC (9 ...
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Stack Overflow logo on maintenance page has the wrong aspect ratio

The Stack Overflow logo on the maintenance page is squashed!— EDIT: This issue was raised again on July 12, 2010.
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Planned network maintenance scheduled for Friday, October 1 at 01:00-04:00 UTC (Thursday, September 30 at 9:00 PM-midnight EDT)

Note: 2021-10-01 04:00Z - Maintenance is complete. We didn't finish all the tasks and we have scheduled another maintenance window. Thank you for your patience! Note: 2021-10-01 01:00Z - Beginning ...
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Planned network maintenance scheduled for Saturday, October 2 at 15:00-17:00 UTC (11:00-13:00 EDT)

NOTE: 02-OCT-2021 1627Z: Maintenance successfully completed. NOTE: 02-OCT-2021 1500Z: Maintenance is starting. Because we weren't able to accomplish all of the objectives during the last maintenance ...
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Use an HTML Validator on SO

I would like to suggest checking the markup of SO to uncover bugs. No, not for accessibility or philosophical reasons, and definitely not for the sake of validation itself. And forget the goal of ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 UTC (Friday March 26 9:00 PM US/EDT) [closed]

Update: The maintenance went as planned. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, Chat, and Teams. All sites may be read-only for up to 15 ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:00am UTC (Thursday June 3 8:00 PM US/EDT)

Update: The maintenance went as planned. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, and Chat. All sites may be read-only for up to 15 minutes on Friday June ...
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Can we reinstate stackstatus.net as a channel to update on any reliability/availability issues on the network?

This question was prompted by this answer by employee Mike Frank, from the SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) team. In his answer Mike states: We're looking at how we can better plan and notify for ...
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Stackoverflow ate my answer

Um. That was really nasty. I just wrote an answer for a question on Stack Overflow, complete with JavaScript code. When I submitted it, I received a "down for maintenance" screen. When I hit the back ...
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Change timezone for maintenance messages to UTC

In response to Timezone for maintenance messages, the team now shows timezone of PST for maintenance messages. Since that is tagged as status-complete, I'm starting another request to show these ...
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Sites unavailable, intermittent behaviour

Sites failing to update when refreshed, going to "Service unavailable" screen. Physics, biology, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Medical, Psychology and Skeptics. Worldbuilding being an exception went ...
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Change status blog address to https://www.stackstatus.net/ in the offline for maintenance page

When the site if offline for maintenance, we see this: The status blog currently links to https://stackstatus.net which is down for some people (myself included) for reasons described in this comment....
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How are maintenance issues logged on stackstatus.net?

For the testing of a new traffic management tool there was an entry on the recently renewed stackstatus.net. I remember clearly because I asked about that posting in my answer here. Looking back today ...
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Stack status incorrect during yesterday’s maintenance/outage [duplicate]

Stack Exchange was in read-only mode all yesterday afternoon Sydney time, at least between 2PM and 6PM AEDT October 30, which would be between 3AM and 7AM UTC October 30. The message I received when ...
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MAINTENANCE WARNING: Possible downtime early morning Dec 2, 4, and 9 UTC (8:30PM NYC-time on Dec 1, 3, and 8, 2020)

Update: (2020-12-09 UTC) Window C is complete. No outages or degradations. Update: (2020-12-04 UTC) Window B is complete. No outages or degradations. Update: (2020-12-02 UTC) Window A is complete....
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 21:00 UTC

tl;dr; We are updating a piece of network hardware on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 21:00 UTC, that will cause some internal traffic disruption for about a 1 minute duration. It's possible this could ...
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Planned SEDE maintenance scheduled for Sept 22, 2021 at 01:00-04:00 UTC (Sept 21 9:00 pm-midnight EDT)

Note: The originally planned second window on Sept 24 is cancelled as the upgrade was a success within the first window. Note: 2021-09-21 0225Z - Maintenance has ended. Please leave a comment if there ...
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Site maintenance - Wednesday, December 13, 2023 @ 01:00 UTC (Tuesday, December 12 @ 8:00 pm EST)

UPDATE: The maintenance window has closed. The network is no longer in read-only mode. Thank you for your patience. We have planned maintenance that will impact Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange sites....
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Intermittent "maintenance"

I've been getting this on and off for what must be hours: We are currently offline for maintenance Routine maintenance usually takes less than an hour. If this turns into an extended outage, we will ...
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Chat is hungry in read only mode and keeps quietly snacking on my posts [closed]

During today's maintenance period: I noticed that there wasn't any indication on chat that it was down, and messages would attempt to get posted, just to vanish into thin air, which seems ... rather ...
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Planned maintenance COMPLETED for Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 01:00 UTC (Tuesday June 29 9:00 PM US/EDT)

UPDATE: The test is complete. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, and Chat. All sites will be read-only for up to 1 hour on Wed June 30, 2021 at 01:00 ...
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Site maintenance - Friday, January 13, 2023 @ 23:00 UTC (6:00 pm EST)

UPDATE: The maintenance window has closed. The network is no longer in read-only mode. On Friday, January 13, 2023 at 23:00 UTC (6:00 pm EST), we will be conducting maintenance updates to our ...
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Planned SEDE maintenance scheduled for Oct 15, 2021 and Oct 16, 2021 15:00-17:00 UTC (11am-1pm ET)

Update 4: 2021-10-16 16:33 UTC: Today's window is done. Actual user-visible downtime was negligible. Thanks for bearing with us! This round of maintenance is done. Update 3: 2021-10-16 15:00 UTC: ...
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Site Maintenance - Friday, January 20, 2023 02:00 - 05:00 UTC (Thursday, Jan 19, 9 PM - Friday, Jan 20, 12 AM EST)

UPDATE: The maintenance window has closed. The network is no longer in read-only mode. Thank you for your patience. During our January 13, 2023 maintenance window, we determined that additional time ...
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Unplanned maintenance

Stack Overflow had an unplanned shutdown/maintenance of about 10 minutes on 12/11/2019 at about 2 pm GMT. This was also the case for other Stack Exchange-owned websites such as Unix and Linux. On ...
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Adding a link to Meta when the Stack Exchange network is under maintenance

The following banner has been being shown at present when Stack Network is under maintenance. The site is currently in read-only mode; we'll return with full functionality soon. Follow @StackStatus ...
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Stackexchange DNS seems to be down [closed]

According to discussion in our chat, and downforeveryoneorjustme, http://rpg.stackexchange.com is down. I can still access it, so I think it's a DNS thing. Update: Gaming seems down too, and a ...
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Unclear outage notice: "This site is currently not accepting new answers."

All sites on the network were in a read only mode for 15–20 minutes a short while ago. This small notice appeared at the bottom of every question: This site is currently not accepting new ...
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All links in all emails are broken

The links from Stack Exchange's inbox and SOFT inbox notifications emails go through a https://sg-links.stackoverflow.email/ link. Currently these links are hitting an "offline for maintenance&...
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Would it be a good idea to have a read only version of StackOverflow during upgrades [duplicate]

SO is down for maintenance at the moment, which is fine, but all my Google searches for my problems are point to SO which is irritating. By becoming the one stop shop for answers, you have created a ...
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Add Twitter status to StackOverflow maintenance page

The StackOverflow maintenance page states: Routine maintenance usually takes less than an hour. If this turns into an extended outage, we will post details on the status blog. Would it be ...
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Is there a status page for Stack Exchange sites?

Stack Overflow was down a few minutes ago, and I noticed that there is no way to see whether it's a local problem or the server is down. It would be nice to have a status page like Github has (https://...
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Read-only mode banner has broken link to stackstatus.net

The banner that appears on the sites when they're in read-only mode reads as follows: This site is currently in read-only mode. We’ll return with full functionality soon. Follow @StackStatus, visit ...
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Was the Stack Exchange UPS plugged into itself a joke, or real?

Power issues caused the May 16, 2014 downtime, as stated in Stack Exchange Primary Data Center Offline - May 16th, 2014 What happens when you plug a UPS into itself? , a post for a picture contest, ...
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30 Oct 2023. Stack Overflow read-only, but no information on site status

SO doesn't seem to allow logging in or writing anything, but status page (https://www.stackstatus.net/) says everything is operational. Did I miss something?
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What caused the 16/5/2014 downtime?

Today, the entire stack exchange network was in read-only mode for several hours right in the middle of normal office hours for EU. This was pretty annoying, because it meant that I couldn't ask for ...
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