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

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Thu May 26 07:57:46 UTC 2011

On 05/25/2011 01:12 PM, Tim Starling wrote:
> On 25/05/11 18:14, Thomas Morton wrote:
>> IRC was flooded with people who didn't understand what was going on. And
>> many didn't believe/understand that it was maintenance... so this is
>> definitely an area worth improving.
> Maybe we can replace the IRC link in the Squid error message with a
> link to the WatchMouse page (status.wikimedia.org). That would reduce
> the IRC flood.

Site notice for a week before the maintenance would be useful, too. We
communicate with our users via web site, not via emails.

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