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For questions or announcements on Meta Stack Exchange about Stack Exchange maintenance work.

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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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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 Overflow's status page (stackstatus.net) does not mention a recent planned maintenance

In Stack Overflow's status page it's clearly written: However, that's just not true. There was a planned maintenance yesterday, announced a week in advance, however it's not mentioned in the status ...
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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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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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Chat is hungry in read only mode and keeps quietly snacking on my posts

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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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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Planned maintenance scheduled for Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 2:00AM UTC (Friday, February 18, 2022 at 9:00PM US/EST)

tl;dr Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, and Chat. All sites may be read-only for up to 2 hours on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 2:00AM UTC (Friday, ...
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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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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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Planned maintenance scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 00:00-03:00 AM UTC (Monday, August 22, 8:00-11:00 PM US/EDT)

tl;dr Planned upgrades that will impact Stack Overflow & Stack Exchange Network sites including Chat. All sites will be read-only for up to 3 hours beginning shortly after Tuesday, August 23, 2022 ...
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Not all sign up buttons are grayed out in maintenance mode

When the site is in read-only mode, the 'Sign up' button in the navigation bar is grayed out because it doesn't work. Could that be extended to the button in the 'welcome anonymous user' banner? (...
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What timezone is that stack-status page on, and can we have it behave normal(ish)?

The latest maintenance announcement has as a title: Planned maintenance scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 00:00-03:00 AM UTC (Monday, August 22, 8:00-11:00 PM US/EDT) When I visit ...
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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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Link from status.stackexchange.com to stackstatus.net

"status" subdomain is rather typical place to have public availability metrics on. Both Github and Reddit redirect to public status page when I try this subdomain. StackExchange however has ...
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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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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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Sporadic bursts of extreme slowness across all pages on all sites

I (and several other users at the same time) have been periodically experiencing extremely slow page loads (including, at times, pages erroring out after trying to load for a while). It appears to ...
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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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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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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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Planned maintenance scheduled for Thursday, 16 December at 01:30-2:00 UTC (Wednesday, December 15 at 8:30-9:00 PM US/EST)

This work is now complete 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 30 minutes beginning ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Oct 30 & 31, 2021, starting at 13:00 UTC

Update 2021-10-31T14:19:00Z: We are done. Thank you for your patience and all your supportive tweets. Update 2021-10-31T13:22:00Z: Today's work will be starting shortly. https://twitter.com/...
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Clicking on Inbox or Reputation box when site is 'Read only mode' gives messages which are hard to read due to scrolling issues

When the site is in read-only mode and you go to someone or your network profile and click on the inbox you get something like this: It is too tough to read the message. Scrolling doesn't work with ...
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'Read-only mode' banner on stackexchange.com has overlapping text

When the site was in readonly mode for maintenance an hour ago, I noticed that the banner on https://stackexchange.com/questions had its text overlapping: The issue seems to be that #system-message ...
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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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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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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 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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Is there a policy for extending bounty periods in cases where there is SE network outage or maintenance? [duplicate]

If I start a bounty, I expect that bounty to last 7 days unless I award the bounty before the time of expiry. What happens if there is Stack Exchange Network maintenance or outage during that time? Is ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Thursday, September 2 at 12:00am UTC (Wednesday September 1 8:00 PM US/EDT)

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 30 ...
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Most sites seem to be down right now

Most sites seem to be down right now, e.g. Stack Overflow: Meta Stack Exchange is one of the few which are still up (for me, located in the Netherlands). No updates on StackStatus (Twitter / website)....
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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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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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Did chat just die?

I can't seem to load anything on https://chat.stackexchange.com (main page, transcripts, user pages, rooms). I also checked on https://isup.me and it said it was down too. Anyone else getting this, ...
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Economic Impact of a Stack Overflow Outage

I noticed that we've got some planned maintenance coming up. It just got me thinking: has anyone ever tried to estimate the global economic impact of SO downtime? We're all very aware of how much more ...
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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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Stack Exchange seems to be down

Meta Stack Exchange and many other sites in the network seem to be down, what's happening? (In case you were wondering: this question was posted via the officially deprecated Stack Exchange iOS app.)
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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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Planned maintenance scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 UTC (Friday March 26 9:00 PM US/EDT)

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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Brief possible service interruption

Micro Version: Possible service interruption. All Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow sites might be briefly unavailable during a 30-minute period on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 starting at 8PM US/Eastern (...
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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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"We are currently offline for maintenance", but we're not

Are there any on-going issues right now with SE infrastructure? Both chat and sites have been experiencing intermittent issues for a few hours. This has been reported on Stack Overflow (main, meta and ...