[Foundation-l] Scheduled intermittent downtime on all Wikimedia projects on May 24
strainu10 at gmail.com
Wed May 25 13:29:19 UTC 2011
2011/5/25 Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org>:
> On 25/05/11 22:27, Strainu wrote:
>> What I understood from this thread is: if you have a planned
>> maintenance windows between 13 and 14 GMT, it would be appreciated if
>> you could:
>> - create a simple page that says: "We are working on our servers
>> between 13 and 14 GMT and Wikipedia might be unavailable during that
>> - replace the usual error message with the newly created page as close
>> as possible to 12:59
>> - reinstate the usual error message at 14:01 (or whenever the maintenance ends)
> There are dozens of places where error messages are generated. It's
> not trivial to replace them all. Some of them are hard-coded in
> compiled binaries, some are on the client side.
I kind of anticipated that response, but it's nice to have it written
somewhere. I think it is now clear for everybody why there is a need
for more sysadmins and/or developers to handle such issues.
I believe much of this thread could have been avoided (and this means
less time wasted writing emails for you guys) if you had stated that
in your first email.
More information about the foundation-l