[Translators-l] Editing Wikipedia will stop for 30 minutes on two days: please translate the announcement
Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder
ssnyder at wikimedia.org
Wed Mar 29 17:50:04 UTC 2017
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
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.
Sherry Snyder (WhatamIdoing)
Community Liaison, Wikimedia Foundation
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