On 09-02-2013 20.15 CEST the website was only available in a read-only modus. Did we get a new style, rounded corners?
Is meta the place to make those announcements in advance?
There may have been small changes, though I am not seeing them. The read-only was Stack Exchange wide to handle a data change.
17:00 UTC Saturday A final go/no-go decision will be made with the latest info from Internap Careers ads will dissapear from Stack Overflow Read-only mode engaged for Q&A Sites + Careers All live cache layer data will be persisted Final database saves will be completed, then locked in read-only mode CDN will be re-pointed to New York Final transaction logs moved to New York and restored New York databases recovered and added to AlwaysOn Availability Groups, and brought out of read-only mode DNS changeover to our New York IPs Here’s what you should expect to see while browsing the sites: 15:00 UTC Saturday A banner pointing to this blog post will appear on the main Q&A sites 17:00 UTC Saturday All sites (excluding chat) will enter a read-only mode 17:30 UTC - Soon™ after that Saturday You’ll be pointed to our New York data center, the sites should be back to normal