Does me hitting the serverfault site during routine maintenance cause the server/sysadmin team issue?

Not sure if this belongs here, but had the thought while trying the hit Stack Overflow during routine maintenance. Does me hitting stackoverflow.com when its down cause issues on the servers? If so, how are they handled by the servers? Would sysadmins need to take any action? If not, why? How are requests handled when…

example.com/status vs status.example.com vs example.com/.well-known/status

Is there any RFC, (or any other industry recommendation) that can help me decide between these three options for informing customers of our network/API/services current, (and recent) status? Which would seem more obvious to users, (and to search engine spiders) Ideally I would like an RFC that states that every company that provides internet connections…