[Translators-l] Editing Wikipedia will stop for 30 minutes on two days: please translate the announcement

Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder ssnyder at wikimedia.org
Mon Apr 3 19:58:03 UTC 2017

Quick reminder about this:  We have translations started in about 19
languages.  Last year, we achieved 40.  We currently have completed
translations in the system for these language codes:  ar, bn, cs, de, es,
fi, fr, it, ja, ko, pl, pt-br, ru, uk, and zh.  Several other languages
have been started.

This should be quick to translate (more than half can be copied from last
year's), so please take a look at it and make sure that your favorite
language is represented.

This message will probably be sent to 600+ wikis (more than 200 languages)
around Thursday, 13 April.  The translations may also be posted on the
official WMF blog the following week.

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:50 AM Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder <
ssnyder at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Please translate:  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/Server_switch_2017
> You may remember that the Technology department did a major test in April
> 2016 to see how well they could recover from a major disaster.  During this
> test, it was not possible to edit Wikipedia or any of the other WMF wikis
> for about 30 minutes on two days.
> They are repeating this exercise this year.  This will affect editors and
> contributors around the world, at Wikipedias, Wiktionaries, Wikivoyages,
> Commons, and other WMF sites.  Please translate the main announcement into
> as many languages as possible.  Last year, we had complete translations
> into about 40 languages, and partial translations into a couple of other
> languages.
> This should be a relatively quick translation job.  The main change from
> last year is the dates and times.  I have just checked (by creating part of
> the German translation), and about 60% of the sentences are identical to
> last year and stored in translation memory.
> (Also, if you read German, please review the parts of the German
> translation that I copied.  :-)
> If you have questions, you can reach me in e-mail or on wiki.[1]
> [1]
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Whatamidoing_(WMF)&action=edit&section=new
> --
> Sherry Snyder (WhatamIdoing)
> Community Liaison, Wikimedia Foundation
Sherry Snyder (WhatamIdoing)
Community Liaison, Wikimedia Foundation
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