This evening I have logged in and found some news on the site TeX.SE, for example on the explanations for closure of the questions. I also saw a new screen regarding the reopening of the questions previously marked with on hold.
Previously, different sites within the network may have had their own code base, even if it were subtle. Changes like this seem to bring sites like ours in-line with the rest of the network. This promotes consistency across sites and is far better for site improvements.