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

Domas Mituzas midom.lists at gmail.com
Wed May 25 10:33:41 UTC 2011


> The maintenance was planned, downtime was noted as possible. An error
> message that reflects that seems, frankly, a good idea.

There're lots of great ideas around the world, feeding the hungry and curing the cancer among them. 

> The response to what I thought to be a helpful suggestion in improving
> communication with readership has been... incredibly disappointing.

Well, you were complaining about confusion at first, probably we indeed should not show any technical details about anything. 
"Site is down, bye!" might be better choice, I guess. 

> I wish I hadn't bothered. :( I was just passing on comments from people who  came to
> IRC and basically said "oh, well why didn't the site just say that then".

If we knew what would fail to put an appropriate error message there, we'd probably fix the problem beforehand. :-)

> Of course; if we are ignoring our readers' concerns now, then fine.

Nobody is ignoring any concerns, they are carefully weighted, hehehe, unlike your negativism.


More information about the foundation-l mailing list