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Site load delay

Today at 19.50 GMT: Some sites are taking more than two minutes to load content, including the questions page and individual questions, including: science fiction and fantasy, medical sciences. and ...
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Sporadic login/logout issues after February 24 maintenance

Since at least 2 hours ago (7:00PM (EST) on Saturday, February 24, 2024) and about 6 hours past the time today’s maintenance was declared “COMPLETED” by staff member Dalmarus I have experienced login ...
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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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UPDATE - MAINTENANCE COMPLETED - Site maintenance - Thursday, February 1, 2024 @ 01:00 UTC (Wednesday, January 31 @ 8:00 PM ET)

[UPDATE]: Maintenance has been completed. We have planned maintenance that will impact Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange sites. The ​​window is scheduled for Thursday, February 1, 2024 01:00 UTC- 02:...
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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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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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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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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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Maintenance page for per-site metas is not localized

Each non-English Stack Overflow site has its own localized page for maintenance period. E.g. the following one on ruSO: There are still some problems waiting for a fixes by the development team, but ...
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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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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 Maintenance scheduled March 2nd, 2023 at 01:00 AM UTC (March 1st, 2023 at 08:00 PM EST)

MAINTENANCE NOTIFICATION: Sites may be in read-only mode on Wednesday, March 1st 8:00 PM EST / Thursday, March 2nd 1:00 AM UTC for up to 90 minutes. TL;DR: The Platform Engineering team at Stack ...
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Planned Imgur Maintenance for Thursday, February 23rd 00:00-01:00 UTC

On Thursday, February 23rd, between 00:00 and 01:00 UTC (February 22nd between 7:00 and 8:00 pm EST), Imgur is performing routine maintenance for 10-15 minutes, which may cause interruptions to stack....
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Tags linked in the site maintenance banner can be updated to avoid synonym tags [duplicate]

During Site Maintenance there is a banner for read-only mode, which contains the following content. This site is currently in read-only mode. We’ll return with full functionality soon. Visit our ...
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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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Unable to translate "Signup" displayed during site maintenance

I can't find the string to translate "Signup" displayed during site maintenance: Moreover, the tail part of sentence is present as a separate string: https://ru.traducir.win/strings/6317 ...
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Translation of maintenance banner message

Should this banner message be available to translate? This type of message has specific structure, i.e.: <maintenance...> <...dates range...> <...readonly> So the staff can make a ...
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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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Dead link in "Offline for maintenance" page [duplicate]

There was a brief outage today, during which I couldn't load any Stack Exchange sites. Eventually I got this webpage: The "status blog" link goes to http://stackstatus.net, which was a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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