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

Johan Jönsson jjonsson at wikimedia.org
Mon Apr 10 12:48:51 UTC 2017

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 7:50 PM, 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.

I'll probably deliver this message in ~24 hours, just so you know what
the deadline is.

//Johan Jönsson

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