And just as a reminder: etherpad.wikimedia.org is not a production-level service, and therefore any data within an etherpad should be considered both public and able to disappear at any time. This is one reason I recommend that people use Etherpads for short-term defined collaboration sessions, and frequently do backups, and always archive documents to a wiki after a session ends.
-- Sumana Harihareswara Engineering Community Manager Wikimedia Foundation On 08/23/2013 04:16 PM, Sumana Harihareswara wrote: > Thanks to Mark Holmquist for maintaining http://etherpad.wmflabs.org for > the past long while. It is going down in 2 weeks, so please retrieve > your text. > > I recommend that you: > > * go into your browser history > * search it for etherpad.wmflabs.org > * go to each of those pads and copy-and-paste the content someplace, > preferably on a public wiki, even if it's just in your userspace > * replace the content of the Etherpad with a link to the wiki page > you've moved the text to > > -Sumana > > > -------- Original Message -------- > Subject: [Wikitech-l] Etherpad Lite labs instance going down in two > weeks - backup time > Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:02:13 -0700 > From: Mark Holmquist <mtrac...@member.fsf.org> > Reply-To: Wikimedia developers <wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org> > To: wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org, engineer...@lists.wikimedia.org, > lab...@lists.wikimedia.org > > The day we have all equally hoped for and dreaded is come to pass: Etherpad > Lite has now replaced Etherpad "Classic" in production, and the labs > instance > is on its way out. > > This is my as-wide-as-possible email warning to say that everything on the > labs instance, as really should have been expected, is going to be gone > soon. > Not immediately - we intend to give you two weeks to get your important data > off the instance and onto the new one at https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/ - > but you should _absolutely_ be moving things as soon as possible. We will > also keep a data dump around, in case anything else needs to get pulled out > of the pads, but I would suggest not relying on that if you don't have to. > > And in the future: If a URL has "wmflabs.org" in it...don't put anything, > ANYTHING, important there. The purpose of labs is to let us experiment with > new technology without having to worry about reliability. > > Thanks so much for your help and understanding in the course of this > migration. > > tl;dr: http://etherpad.wmflabs.org is going down in 2 weeks, get yer > stuff off it. > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>