[Translators-l] Translations needed: Major maintenance in mid-April

Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder ssnyder at wikimedia.org
Mon Apr 11 20:25:26 UTC 2016

This is a reminder about the upcoming maintenance, which will start around
14:00 UTC next Tuesday, 19 April.  The announcement is at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/Server_switch_2016  I hope to send
this announcement to hundreds of wikis and thousands of users at the end of
this week.  Please make sure that your language will be included in the

If you are interested in learning more about this major event, there is
also a blog post about this at

Thank you.

Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder
Community Liaison
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder <
ssnyder at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Please translate https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/Server_switch_2016
> This is about a major maintenance project for the Wikimedia servers.
>  *All* of the WMF sites will be in read-only mode for about half an hour –
> twice – during the week of 18 April 2016.  It will be possible to read
> everything, but not possible to edit anything, during that time.
> This project could be postponed (again) in case of technical problems.
> However, I believe that this is the final version.
> I have not invalidated any of the previous translations.  This means that
> some languages that are marked as "finished" are outdated, particularly for
> the item that includes the time of day.  (If you'd prefer, I can change
> that, but I didn't want to discard anyone's previous work.)
> Also, I have included several timezones in one message.  Not everyone
> seems to find UTC time convenient, and I want every editor to know when
> this is happening.  In your translations, please feel free to discard any
> that are likely to be irrelevant to most people who speak your language,
> and to add any new ones.
> Thank you.  I really do appreciate your help with this.
> --
> Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder
> Community Liaison
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
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