Commons file-storage is being moved.
Please translate and distribute this message, if you get this before
0600 UTC. --SJ
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Angela <beesley(a)gmail.com>
Date: Oct 30, 2005 10:32 PM
Subject: [Wikipedia-l] Warning: moving servers
To: Wikimedia Commons Discussion List <commons-l(a)wikimedia.org>
Cc: Wikipedia Mailing List <wikipedia-l(a)wikimedia.org>
Just a warning to everybody; I [Brion] will be moving the file storage
for Commons from our overloaded image server to another machine in a
few hours. Temporarily the ability to re-upload over existing files is
suspended to ensure that files won't be lost in this process -- sorry
for any inconvenience this causes.
Also during the actual switch, some of the latest uploads may also
appear to be missing until the final bits are copied over. I'll put up
a site notice warning when that's ready to happen. --Brion VIBBER
03:26, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
(message copied from <http://commons.wikimedia.org/C:VP>)
Wikipedia-l mailing list
Wikimania this past August was a joyous and wonderful event. It was
remarkable above all for the geographic diversity of its attendees.
Help make the next Wikimania just as wonderful, and even more
international and multilingual. Please translate this message and
pass it on to your respective mailing lists and wikis.
How to get involved :
1. Come to an IRC meeting next week. We will be discussing conference
dates, among other things. Note what times you can make it, or add to
the agenda, here:
2. Volunteer your time, language skills, and enthusiasm:
3. Sign up for yet another mailing list (wikimania-l). It is
currently low-traffic and primarily English-language; two things you
can help change.
4. Plan carpools or offer crash space for the event. (harder to do
before the date is fixed, of course)
Organizing Wikimania is at once demanding and rewarding; and a chance
to learn about the inner workings of a large conference. Please join
us on IRC, or on the wiki, to find out more.
The UN is holding the second of two gatherings for its "World Summit
on the Information Society" [WSIS] in a few weeks ( www.itu.int/wsis/
). Wikimedia is sending representatives to the event; they are
bringing information about the projects with them.
This information should be in as many languages as possible. You can
help by translating the Wiki cheatsheet and the Wikimedia leaflet :
The WSIS event will be a good way to reach people from every corner of
the world. There will be hundreds of leaders and public speakers
there. These people can carry the spirit of the Wikimedia projects to
their countries and organizations.
Please translate this request and forward it to other-language mailing
lists, and project village pumps.
Thank you for translating and forwarding the following notice to your
respective mailing lists :-)
Since the jury has been speculating on why or why not people would go
to one or the other of the two shortlisted cities for Wikimania, a
page was started on meta to actually stop speculating and finding
reasons why *you* (not your neighbour, not your dog, not your
grand-mother) would go (or not go) to Boston or to Toronto. This is
not a vote, this is not even really a poll. Please help us by stating
your reasons on this page:
Thank you :-)
What Delphine means to say is that both candidate cities are such
strong bids that the jury found it impossible to decide after a single
session of deliberation.
No emergency surgery was needed.
There will be a discussion today about where to host the next
Wikimania, on IRC in #wikimania at 2000 UTC. Attendees from Asia,
Africa, and South America will be particularly welcome. Please pass
on this message...