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

me at marcusbuck.org me at marcusbuck.org
Wed May 25 10:59:24 UTC 2011

Domas, what are you trying to achieve with your comments on Tom's  
suggestions? He just said that if we know that maintenance is done and  
could cause outages we should put up an error message that informs the  
reader about the maintenance work and tells him not to worry. That's  
obviously a good thing.

The sensible reaction (from a person who is involved in the  
maintenance) would be:
"Oh, sorry, we were so much occupied with making the maintenance work  
as smooth and uninterruptive as possible that we totally didn't think  
about that. We will integrate it into our flow charts so we won't  
forget it the next time we need to do maintenance that could cause  

Everything else is not very goal-oriented.

Marcus Buck

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