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

Tim Starling tstarling at wikimedia.org
Thu May 26 22:42:36 UTC 2011

On 26/05/11 17:57, Milos Rancic wrote:
> 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.

I think a banner for a week would be excessive to advertise 2 minutes
of downtime. I think a banner for a day was excessive.

Some people don't care if Wikipedia is down for 2 minutes. If it
wasn't my job to care, I would be one of them.

-- Tim Starling

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