[Foundation-l] Scheduled intermittent downtime on all Wikimedia projects on May 24
morton.thomas at googlemail.com
Wed May 25 10:46:45 UTC 2011
When I originally wrote:
during maintenance is it possible in future to update the error message to
explain that maintenance is ongoing?
That was a bit of a silly moment from me :) I see how that implies
In fact my suggestion was to update the error message to mention the planned
maintenance and the timeframes.
Sorry for the confusion!
On 25 May 2011 08:15, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On 24/05/11 23:32, Thomas Morton wrote:
> > So, just a quick thought for future reference - during maintenance is it
> > possible in future to update the error message to explain that
> > is ongoing?
> > Seeing as how widely WMF projects are used by a non-technical project the
> > current MySQL connection error I am seeing on Commons is just going to
> > confusion :) And the standard error page WIkipedia was showing a minute
> > is not particularly helpful/explanatory in this specific situation.
> Database connection errors were not an anticipated consequence of the
> scheduled router upgrades. The people who might have been able to
> change the error message were busy diagnosing and fixing the problem.
> When we have a lengthy period of downtime, more sysadmins arrive
> online, and a wider perspective on the problem develops, including
> attention to community impact and communication. But since the
> downtime in this case was only half an hour, there was not enough time
> for this to happen.
> -- Tim Starling
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