Some of us know that all the model servers are down right now by checking
OpenAI server status page
However many users here are not aware of the site and so post a new topic seeking help.
If instead when the model servers are down, a Discourse banner could be displayed noting to check the status page it would save many users here anxiety and filling up the forum with many questions having the same root cause.
Note: Had to give this topic a category but none really meet the criteria so used
General API discussion which I know is wrong. Maybe a category for feedback about the site can be added.