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ib4 Quizzical shows up to tell the OP he doesn't know how Quizzical works.
"Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas."
Quizzical's knowledge of programming and gaming hardware is impressive. Is he an expert in networking, as well?
We don't know exactly what the issue is
1. It could be network related
2. It could be server related
3. It could be code related
4. It could be a combination of any of the above
There could also be backend issues - such as Database and storage issues, - I highly doubt that SE will ever come out and say what the cause is behind all of this.
Whatever it is - they can't seem to get a handle on it for over 24 hours via multiple maintenance windows - so it's pretty serious.
Another possibility is that they still don't know how to fix it.