[Foundation-l] Scheduled intermittent downtime on all Wikimedia projects on May 24

Thomas Morton morton.thomas at googlemail.com
Wed May 25 09:57:22 UTC 2011


That's interesting, what was the wording for the maintenance message? I only
ever saw the default "our servers are experiencing a technical problem"
error page.


On 25 May 2011 10:53, Austin Hair <adhair at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 9:32 AM, FT2 <ft2.wiki at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I don't get this.
> >
> > Would it be possible in future, if the sites are unresponsive, or will be
> > unresponsive due to planned maintenance, to establish a fallback that
> simply
> > displays an explanatory status message to the public?
> Would it have changed anything for you?
> I tried to load Wikipedia a few times during the downtime, and a
> maintenance error actually did appear most of the time. I did get a
> few database errors, but I assumed that I wasn't the first to notice
> and that someone was diligently working on it.
> Regardless, my action was the same as it would have been in any case:
> try back later.
> Austin
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